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Special Education

MISSION STATEMENT

Montgomery County Public Schools' Special Education mission is to engage, encourage, and empower students with disabilities by providing, in the least restrictive environment, the supports and services needed to graduate and live, learn, work and participate in communities of their choice with maximum independence.

CORE VALUES

Special Education is an integral part of the total collaborative education system where diversity is valued and all students are encouraged towards independence.

Academic behavioral instruction should be authentic with high expectations, promoting active engagement for all students.

Staff will be empowered to meet the educational needs of all students through shared responsibility.

Parent involvement is in an integral and valued part of the special education process.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Administration:

Patricia Nelson, Ed.D.                                  
Director of Special Education                           
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1081)
patnelson@mcps.org                            

Julie Ligon, Ph.D.                                                           
Supervisor of Special Education - Preschool and Elementary Education                                 
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1082)
jligon@mcps.org

Debbie Wells, Ed.D.                                        
Supervisor of Special Education - Secondary Education
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1085)
dwells@mcps.org  

Kate Daby
Coordinator of Programs
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1084)
katedaby@mcps.org

Melissa Proudfoot
Coordinator of Response to Intervention (RTI) and Results Driven Accountability (RDA)
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1083)
melissaproudfoot@mcps.org

Kathleen Wright, M.S., CCC-SLP
Lead Speech Therapist
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1092)
kwright@mcps.org


Administrative Assistants:

Terri Murray
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1086)
terrimurray@mcps.org

Connie Stephens
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1088)
cstephens@mcps.org


Deyrni Henderson
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1087)
deyrnihenderson@mcps.org


                                                      Office Phone - (540) 382-5114
                                                        Office Fax - (540) 394-4448