Looking for information on Secondary Transition? 

Thanks to OPI for coordinating a strand on Secondary Transition 

Here’s the line up for Secondary Transition


  • Fabulous Functionality: Creating a Successful Transition Between Schools– Taylot Hassler & Jake West, Helena School District
  • Brave New World: Vocational Rehabilitation and Blind Services and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act- Mark Mahnke- Voc Rehab, Ellen Condon, Rural Institute, John Keener, Montana Center for Inclusive Education
  • Collaboration & Imagination– Libby Johnson, Red Lodge High School
  • Age Appropriate Transition Assessments & Portfolios– Tim Garrett, Helena Schools


  • Making Secondary Transition Work– Marla Swanby, OPI; Tim Garrett & Taylor Hassler, Helena School District


  • Navigating the Developmental Disabilities (DD) System and the Quest for Employment– Kelly McNurlin, DD
  • Career Exploration Resources to Prepare Students for Workforce, and/or College– Donetta McDowell, MT Dept of Labor & Industry