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Welcome to the Special Education Department

The Lynn Special Education Department's philosophy is to provide quality educational services geared to the individual needs of our students. Our goal is to maximize the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical potential of our special learners in a safe, nurturing and least restrictive environment. We foster respect and appreciation for cultural diversity through collaboration of staff, students, families, and the community and our policies are consistent with the Federal and State special education guidelines.

Today there are approximately 2,300 students in the Lynn Public Schools receiving services via Individualized Education Plans (IEP). To meet their needs, the district employs over 300 special education teachers, therapists and paraprofessionals.

We provide a continuum of programs and services to meet the individual special needs of our students while providing access to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. The District provides programming for each of the elements of the IEP for students from 3 to 22 years of age.

The Special Education Department approaches the challenges of educating students identified with disabilities with a passion for their fundamental rights. We provide an equitable, quality education so that our students may take their rightful place in the world.

Our Department Information

Special Education Department Information
Phone (781) 477-7220 extension 3328
Fax (781) 477-7191
Address 100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905
Special Education Department Personnel
Administrator of Special Education
Phylitia Jamerson (781) 477-7220 extension 3186
Secretary for the Administrator
Holly Shorten
(781) 477-7220 extension 3329
Deputy Administrator
Jessica McLaughlin (781) 477-7220 extension 3337
Program Specialist of Special Education
Leanne Palmer (781) 477-7220 extension 3335
Stacey Pena (781) 477-7220 extension 3345
Mikki DiVirgilio - COACH (781) 477-7450 extension 1916
Ana Chadbourne - Translator (781) 477-7220 extension 3367
Frances Martinez - SPED Parent Liaison (781) 477-7220 extension 3336

Welcome to the Special Education Parent Advisory Council

The Lynn Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is comprised of parents who have children who receive special education services within the Lynn Public Schools. They serve as an advisory to the Special Education Dept. PAC meets with the Administrator of Special Education to discuss programs, parent concerns and current special education laws. They also assist parents in learning their rights and responsibilities within these laws.

The PAC meetings are held the first Monday of every month during the school year. If the first Monday of the month is a holiday the meeting will be held the following Monday. There are no meetings in July, August and September. When school is cancel for snow emergency, the meeting will be cancel. Elections are held on the month of June.

All parents and interested parties are encouraged to attend and benefit from guest speakers in the medical and special education field.

Our Contact Information

SPED PAC Parent Liaison
Frances Martinez (781) 477-7220 exttension 3336
Fax (781) 477-7191
Address 100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905
SPED PAC Personnel and Information
Lynn Bishop Chairman
Lori Armenio Co-Chair
Maureen Benea Secretary
Contact Email
Meetings 1st Monday Of Each Month
Meeting Location 100 Bennett Street Lynn MA, 01905
School Committee Room

Lynn Parent Advisory Council "PAC" Meetings

The Lynn Parent Advisory Council "PAC" meets every 1st Monday of the month during the school year. When school is canceled for snow emergency, the meeting is likewise canceled.

Our meeting location is at the School Administration Building 100 Bennett St. School Committee Room 1st Floor Lynn MA 01905. All meetings are at 6 PM.

If you need an interpreter please contact our office (781) 477-7220 Ext. 3336 we will try our best to accommodate your needs.

El Concejo de Padres "PAC" se reune el primer lunes de cada mes durante el año escolar. Cuando las Escuelas estan canceladas por emergencia de nieve, Ia reunión por igual sera cancelada.

Si usted necesita in interprete por favor de contactar a nuestra oficina (781) 477 - 7220 Extension 3336 trataremos todo los posible de acomodar su necesidad.

Special Education Documents and Resources

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Our 2018-2019 Parent Liaison Flier
PAC Meetings 2018-2019
Parent Guide To Special Education - English
Parent Guide To Special Education - Spanish
Our Problem Solving Flow Chart - English
Our Problem Solving Flow Chart - Spanish
Parent Notice of Procedural Safeguards
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