Margaret MacDonald, Ph.D.
“All of my experiences have been positive. All individual consultations and/or evaluations have been completed in a timely manner. The consultant has always worked collaboratively with the school team to complete the eval/consult. Parents’ responses to the consultant have consistently been positive.”
- Ronda Gaita Merriman
Supervisor of Special Services
Bristol Public Schools
About Technical Assistance and Brokering Services
The Capitol Region Education Council’s Division of Technical Assistance and Brokering Services offers a "one-stop shopping" approach to schools, districts and organizations. The CREC TABS Division creates customized solutions focused on systemic change, staff development and student success.
TABS provides systemic changes based on innovative programs and services customized to fit the individual needs of districts, schools, staff and students alike. TABS takes a critical look and locates areas in which an organization can increase efficiency, save money, and move forward. TABS products and services are tested by practicing and customized to the needs of an organization.
TABS offers staff development through a variety of professional workshops and certification programs designed to meet the dynamic needs of faculty and staff. Several small school districts along the Connecticut shoreline partnered with TABS seeking cost-effective solutions for training and certification for faculty and para-educators involved in Special Education. TABS also provides its full range of services, including staffing and professional development to companies outside the field of education.
Building strong collaborative relationships with school districts, faculty, and staff allows the CREC TABS Division to focus on student success, working to fulfill CREC’s mission that all students can and shall learn at high levels. TABS assisted in designing a community-based program focused on transitional services for students across the region.
Over the past forty years, the CREC TABS Division has seen tremendous growth, and now provides expert solutions from Hartford to Singapore, meeting the ever-changing needs of a wide variety of educational environments.