This is a generic manual that can guide a Special Education Department Chairperson through the entire process of being the person that directs the department. The document can be used by educators in any state. It presents information about becoming the chair, during the early stages of being the chair and how the chair person can function more effectively. The special emphases include the relationships with teachers, district and state Special Education departments, parents and students. There is also much to be said about Special Education content and resource materials.