Indiana's Cadres of Transition Leaders

In 2011, Indiana formed seven regional cadres of leaders in the field of transition to build capacity across the state and address regional secondary transition needs. Cadre members meet regularly (typically once a month or every other month) to discuss, plan, learn, and provide supports. Many cadres work on products to support their regions and the state. Some examples of Cadre-driven work include the Transition Assessment Matrix; Case Conference Cue Card; parent information brochures; and videos to support teachers, students, and families.

Each year brings new ideas and new challenges that Cadre members work on through a team approach. Each Cadre has one or two facilitators, along with a support person from the Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center team. The Cadres of Transition Leaders are also supported by the Indiana Department of Education.

Interested in joining a Cadre? We hope you are! Not sure which Cadre your school district is in? You can find a map of Cadre boundaries and a listing of currently participating districts on the following website:

Once you have located your Cadre, please email one of the facilitators below to learn more about meeting dates and activities.

• Northwest Cadre: Kathy Klimek:  
• Northeast Cadre: Ryan Thompson:  and Lindsay Wolf:  
• North Central Cadre: Steve Dollahan:  and Tonya Grimm:  
• East Cadre: Amy Everhart:  
• Central Cadre: Kellie Freeman:  and Chrissy Pogue: 
• Southwest Cadre: Kara Hoffman: 
• Southeast Cadre: Wendy Ritz: 


One more thing! Due to high demand, we’ve added another Indianapolis training to our 2017 Regional IEP Training Schedule. We’ve updated the registration flyer, accordingly. Make sure to register now if you plan to attend a regional training. If you can’t do a face-to-face training this year, there’s also a webinar option on October 4. See the flyer for more information.