Pupil Services - Special Education

The District’s special education staff is committed to serving our students and their families in the areas of early childhood education; special education; and related services such as speech language therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychological services, transition and special transportation. 

We have high expectations for all children, and in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), ensure access to the general education curriculum in regular education classrooms, to the maximum extent possible. The International Baccalaureate Program, adopted by the District at all grade levels, stresses the importance of embracing diversity and provides endless opportunities for all students to become independent thinkers and inquirers.

Our parents are an integral part of the special education process. We value collaboration and communication and look forward to meeting the unique needs of every child.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Kimmel
Director of Pupil Services
(216) 295-4311

Eileen Sweeney
Special Education Supervisor
(216) 295-6186

Tim Gesing
Special Education Supervisor
(216) 295-4168

Linda Hile
Work-Study, Transition Coordinator
(216) 295-4242
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