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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

List Special Education Department
  Phone
Fax
Address
(781) 477-7220
(781) 477-7191
100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905
List Administrator of Special Education
  Contact
Phone
E-mail
Dr. Cheryl Meninno
(781) 477-7220 x3329
meninnoc@lynnschools.org
List Secretary for the Administrator of Special Education
  Contact
Phone
E-mail
Holly Shorten
(781) 477-7220 x3329
shortenh@lynnschools.org
List Supervisor of Special Education
  Contact
Phone
E-mail
Jessica McLaughlin
(781) 477-7220 x3329
mclaughlinj@lynnschools.org
List Program Specialist of Special Education
  Contact
Phone
E-mail
Stacey Pena
(781) 477-7220 x3345
pilchers@lynnschools.org
List Lynn SPED | Translator
  Contact
Phone
E-mail

Ana Chadbourne
(781) 477-7220
chadbournea@lynnschools.org

List Lynn SPED PAC | Parent Liaison
  Contact
Phone
E-mail
Frances Martinez
(781) 477-7220 x3336
martinezf@lynnschools.org
List Special Education Department | Staff
  Principal Clerk Linda Haggerty
  School Adjustment Counselors George Shea
Laurie Alcock
Lynne Bray
Erin Kelter
William Nolan
Robert Zollo
Judith Beauvais
  Chief School
Psychologist
Dr. Henry Kelley
  School
Psychologists
Dr. Daniel Dill
Laura Luna
Lissa Mann-Cervera
Dr. John Mathews
Dr. Thomas J. Peterson
Suzanne Waldron
Claudia Carmody
  Program Specialist | Coach Mikki DiVirgilio
  Team Chairpersons

Corinne Levine
Victoria Wilder
Cynthia Kohanski Brown
Susan Howell
Jodi Votano
Kathy Mancini
Alysha MacDougall
Leanne Palmer
Lisa Samora
Lorraine Serino
Susanna Porro
Dawn McGrath

  Adaptive Phys Ed Maureen Ouellette
  Occupational Therapists

COTA | Richard Baldini
COTA | Robin Bradley
COTA | Maryann Bransfield
COTA | Jane Dionne
COTA | Linda Diver
OTR | Susan Ofilos-Felton
OTR | Barbara Garrity
COTA | Brenda Hennessy
COTA | Wendy Wright- Johnson
OTR | Marie Cawlina-Kasle
OTR | Patricia Morin
COTA | Kelly Simone

  Physical Therapists Joanne Dupree
Lisa Lynch
Mary-Jo Surrette
  Speech and Language Therapists Ellen Argiros
Laurie Clatterbuck
Joan Curran
Lynne Eagar
Heather Fogarty
Christine Johnson-Liscio
Tara Laundry
Terese Leonard
Karla Linehan
Elizabeth Murphy
Lynne Roccio
Miriam Rodriguez-Fusco
Judi Simmons
Anna Williams
  Deaf and Hard of Hearing Heather Correll
  Visually Impaired Pamela Lui
  Home Class Beverly Klopotoski
Harry Coukas

Special Education Documents and Other Resources

New Item Document Download (PDF)
  Parent Guide To Special Education roadmap
  English
  Spanish
  Parent Notice of Procedural Safeguards
  English
  Spanish
  Arabic
  Cape Verdean
  Chinese
  Haitian Creole
  Khmer
  Portuguese
  Russian
  Vietnamese
  Our Problem Solving Flow Chart
  English
  Spanish
   

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 and August. When school is cancelled for snow emergency, the meeting is likewise cancelled. Elections are held every 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

List Lynn SPED PAC Parent Liasion
  Contact
Phone
E-mail
Frances Martinez
(781) 477-7220 x3336
martinezf@lynnschools.org
List Lynn SPED PAC | 2013-2104 Officers
  Contact Email
Our Website

Meetings
Meeting Location

friendsoflynnpac@yahoo.com
www.lynnpac.com

1st Monday of each month
100 Bennett Street, School Committe Room
Lynn MA, 01905

  Lynn Bishop
Debbie Sutherland
Marion Williams
Lori Armenio
Crismely Bernabel

Chairman
Secretary
Treasurer
At Large
At Large

PDF PAC Document Downloads (PDF Format)
  2013-2014 Parent Liaison Flyer
 

Welcome To Our Special Events Webpage
Watch here for parent workshops, upcoming events and more!

List Events Date Time Description
         
List Workshops Date Time Description
         

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