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Winter 20-21 Professional Development for Special Education Teachers with Allan Blume

Great news!  DESE has provided special education grant funding for additional professional learning for our special education teachers.  As you may know, we have been partnering with Allan Blume to provide professional learning for ETFs and Related Service Providers.  Mr. Blume is an expert on creating effective IEP goals and monitoring performance.  He has also been providing resources for effective service delivery during remote learning. We have heard from Special Education Teachers that they are very interested in working directly with Mr. Blume. 

LPS has developed a cohort for each level - Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle and High School. Each cohort is limited to 30 participants. 

The EARLY CHILDHOOD Special Education Teachers (PK-GR 2) cohort will be offered on TUESDAYS from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.  Teachers will receive 10 PDPs and a stipend of $320 for attending all four sessions.  JAN 26, MAR 2, MAR 30, MAY 4. Interested Special Education Teachers should visit their TEACHPOINT PD Dashboard and choose “Available Events” to find Allan Blume Special Education Teacher Learning Network: Early Childhood.

The ELEMENTARY Special Education Teachers (GR 3-5) cohort will be offered on TUESDAYS from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.  Teachers will receive 10 PDPs and a stipend of $320 for attending all four sessions.  FEB 2, MAR 9, APR 6, MAY 11. Interested Special Education Teachers should visit their TEACHPOINT PD Dashboard and choose “Available Events” to find Allan Blume Special Education Teacher Learning Network: Elementary.

The MIDDLE SCHOOL Special Education Teachers (GR 6-GR 8) cohort will be offered on TUESDAYS from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.  Teachers will receive 10 PDPs and a stipend of $320 for attending all four sessions.  FEB 9, MAR 16, APR 13, MAY 18. Interested Special Education Teachers should visit their TEACHPOINT PD Dashboard and choose “Available Events” to find Allan Blume Special Education Teacher Learning Network: Middle School.

The HIGH SCHOOL Special Education Teachers (GR 9-PG) cohort will be offered on TUESDAYS from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.  Teachers will receive 10 PDPs and a stipend of $320 for attending all four sessions.  FEB 23, MAR 23, APR 27, MAY 25. Interested Special Education Teachers should visit their TEACHPOINT PD Dashboard and choose “Available Events” to find Allan Blume Special Education Teacher Learning Network: High School.

After selecting the appropriate course, please open the link and choose “ENROLL ALL” to register.  A timesheet will be submitted at the conclusion of the course. The ZOOM link for the course is published in TeachPoint. 

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Welcome to the Office of Student Support Services

The Office of Student Support Services provides the supports necessary for all children to flourish academically, socially, and emotionally. Our programming focuses on supports for Students Health and Wellness, the Response to Intervention and Instruction (RtII) process, School Counseling, supports for Social Emotional Learning, Section 504 Accommodation Plans, as well as supports for Students with Disabilities.  

Office of Student Support Services Contacts
Title
Name
Phone
Email
Assistant Superintendent Mary Toomey, Ed. D. (978) 975-5905 x25614 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Special Education Zone Director (Zone 1)
Marlena Ysalguez

(978) 975-5905 x25703

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Special Education Zone Director (Zone 2) Sean Reardon (978) 975-5905 x25702 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Special Education Zone Director (Zone 3) Carol Keenan  (978) 975-5905 x25731 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Special Education Zone Director (Zone 4) James Parker  (978) 722-8546 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Coordinator for Out-of-District Placements  Stanley Barron (978) 975-5905 x25715 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Director of Health Services 

Nancy Walsh  (978) 975-2750 x60160 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lead Counselor 

Brittany Lynch (978) 975-5905 x25698 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Operations Manager  (Zones 1&2)

Venecia Colon (978) 975-5905 x25706 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Operations Manager  (Zones 3&4)

Alexandra Pena  (978) 975-5905 x25708  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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