Executive Director

Dr. Jane Wagmeister, Executive Director, Curriculum and Instruction first started with the Ventura County Office of Education in 2003 as a Special Education principal, where she and her colleagues were awarded the California School Board Association’s Golden Bell Award for outstanding special education formative assessment. Dr. Wagmeister was recruited in 2006 by Curriculum and Instruction to become a director because of her expertise in issues related to special education and now serves as Executive Director. 

Dr. Wagmeister’s educational experiences in both general and special education include elementary, middle, and high school levels. She was principal of a National Blue Ribbon elementary school and served as an administrator in both private and public schools at the elementary and secondary levels (principal/head of schools).

Dr. Wagmeister provides leadership coaching to district and school teams to improve staff teaching and learning and student achievement, She conducts  state standards, data teams training, district and school Multi-tiered system of support reviews, and professional learning communities support. She facilitates Local Educational Agency Plan revisions, LCAP and LCP support, follow-up support for districts and schools, and support for state and federal compliance issues, and professional development. Dr. Wagmeister is a District Improvement lead and serves on all Curriculum and Instruction achievement analysis teams.

Dr. Wagmeister represents Ventura County at statewide committees in the areas of MTSS, curriculum leadership, State Instructional Professional Learning, and tools for District Systems Leadership. In Ventura County Dr. Wagmeister chairs the MTSS Task Force, MTSS Implementation Network, PBIS Network, and MTSS Symposia. Please visit the Ventura County MTSS Web page for a wide variety of resources.

Dr. Wagmeister’s work is published in the newly released book, It's About Time: Planning Interventions and Extensions in Secondary School. Additional publications include an article in the Educational Leadership journal and in the book Quality School Leadership Begins With Quality Preparation Programs. She is a co-author of the California Department of Education's RtI2 Technical Assistance Guide.

Contact Dr. Jane Wagmeister at (805) 437-1335 or jwagmeister@vcoe.org