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Office of Special Education
Our department strives to meet the unique and individual needs of each of our students in preschool through high school graduation. We believe that special education is a set of supports and services rather than a place and we choose to focus on the student rather than the disability. We believe that all children are uniquely talented and capable of achieving at high levels. We work in collaboration with each of our buildings to create learning environments to support the varying needs of our students.
Our goal is to use current student information and data to craft and implement meaningful Individual Education Plans that activate engagement, increase student learning and decrease barriers in all environments. We are committed to serve our students, families and staff and provide the supports that they need to be successful. We look forward to working with you!
Chastity Trumpower, Director of Special Education
CONTACT DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
Sharon Dougherty, Executive Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org, 330-438-2551
Deb Doringo-Byo, Coordinator serving Compton, McKinley High School, McKinley Freshman Academy, Schreiber, email@example.com, 330-413-1995
Sherri Kitzmiller, Coordinator serving AIM Academy, ARTS Academy, C2RA @ Lehman, Early College Academy @ Crenshaw @ STEAMM Academy @ Hartford, firstname.lastname@example.org, 330-323-2257
Melissa Leininger, Coordinator serving Belden, Belle Stone, Cedar, Clarendon, Dueber, Gibbs, Harter, Mason, McGregor, Patrick, Worley, Youtz, email@example.com, 330-224-7705,
Larisa Thomas, Account Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org, 330-438-2526
Jocelyn Spencer, Special Education Secretary, email@example.com, 330-