Welcome to the Department of Special Education where our goal is to deliver quality education to students with special needs ages 3 to 21 through a continuum of services in the least restrictive environment possible.
Our staff consists of an Executive Director, Supervisors, School Psychologists, Social Workers, Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultants, Special Education Teachers, as well as Instructional and Personal Assistants. Related service providers include Speech Language Specialists, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Behaviorists, and Itinerant Teachers of the Deaf.
We encourage the active participation of parents through our Special Education Advisory Council. The Council meets quarterly and provides opportunities for parents and community members to offer input to the district on special education issues.
We look forward to working with you to achieve each student’s educational and career goals.
Core Beliefs and Educational Philosophy
We believe that all students are capable of learning through a shared responsibility of students, families, educators and community which is critical to the student’s success. We believe that each student has a right to an environment that is accessible, emotionally nurturing, physically safe, purposefully engaging, and intellectually challenging thereby preparing all children for the college and career of their choosing.
Parental Rights for Special Education
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Special Education & Bilingual Advisory Council Meeting Schedule 2014 - 2015:
Home Instruction Special Education Coordinator
Special Education Supervisors
Schools: Pre-K Centers, 9, 11,
AHA, DBA, Dale Ave., NSW, ELC, 16, Homebased PK
Alicia Van Diver
Schools: 3, 8, 12, 14, 15, 19, 27 29, ULA, OOD
Schools: 4, 5, 6, 7, 18, 28, EWK, NRC, YMA
Schools: STRIVE, 1, 2, 10, 13, 21, 24, 25, 26, RC, HANI
High School Special Education Supervisory Teams
Dr. Renee Archer
Schools: JFK- (SET, STEM), Silk City, Panther
Schools: EHS- (CAHTS, GOPA, SOIT), International, GMA, STARS
Schools: JFK –( ACT, BTMF) DESTINY, Great Falls, ROSA PARKS
Schools: EHS- (CAHTS, GOPA, SOIT), HARP, YES
Site Based Supervisors
Base 2, Schools: 2 (Aut), 6 (Aut), Rutland (Aut), Dale (Aut
Base 10, Schools: 4, 10, 13, 21, YMLA
Base 28, Schools: 6, 28, NRC, 26
Keya Romney Battiste
Base 12, Schools: 5, 12, 15, DBA
Base MLK, Schools: 18, 25, MLK, DHA
Base MLK, School: MLK
Base EWK, Schools: 7, 9, 27, Dale (res), EWK, NSW, 3
Base 20, Schools 11, 8, 24
Base 20, School 20