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Special Education Department Information
Phone (781) 477-7220
Address 112 Market Street, 3rd floor, Lynn, MA 01901
 
Special Education Department Personnel
 
Interim Administrator of Special Education
Christina Colella Ed.D.
(781) 477-7220 x3186
 
Secretary for the Administrator
Kathy Bogart
(781) 477-7220 x3329
 
Deputy Administrator
Jessica McLaughlin (781) 477-7220 x3337
Assigned Schools
- Classical High
 School
- Drewicz Elementary

- Ingalls Elementary
- Washington STEM
 
Assistant Directors of Special Education
Leanne Palmer (781) 477-7220 x3335
District Focus - PreK (Early Childhood Testing at Market Street) 
- TEAMS Programs
Assigned Schools
- Lynn Vocational Technical Institute

- Virginia Barton Early Childhood Center 
   
Stacey Pena (781) 477-7220 x3345
District Focus - Move-In (For Students with Current IEPs)

- Private School and Homeschool Liaison

- In-District Placements (For Students with IEPs)
Assigned Schools - Aborn Elementary

- Breed Middle
 School
- Cobbett Elementary

- Ford Elementary

- Harrington Elementary
- Lincoln-Thompson Elementary

- Lynn Woods Elementary

- Marshall Middle School
   
Omy McDonald        (781) 477-7220 x3386
District Focus
- Life Skills Program (High School)

- SPED Data
Assigned Schools
- Brickett Elementary

- Connery Elementary

- Lynn English High School

- Tracy Elementary
   
Kirsten Baleno (781) 477-7220 x3187
District Focus
- SEL (Social-Emotional) Programs 

- TASC (Callahan)

- STAR (Marshall)

- BASE (Breed) 

Assigned Schools
- Callahan Elementary

- Fallon Elementary

- Fecteau-Leary High
- Sewell-Anderson Elementary
   
Miki Nishijo DiVirgilio (781) 477-7450 x3188
District Focus
-COACh Program
Assigned Schools - Classical High (COACh)

- Hood Elementary

- Marshall Middle (COACh)
- Pickering Middle
-Shoemaker Elementary

- Sisson Elementary
   
Lisa Samora (781) 477-7220 x 3334
District Focus
Outside (Out of District) Placements
   
Laureen LoGiudice (781) 477-7220 x3361
District Focus
Outside (Out of District) Placements
 
Manager of Family, Community and Paraprofessional Support
Anny Feliz (781) 477-7220 x3336
District Focus
Special Education Parent Advisory Council (PAC) 

   
Transition Specialists  
James McDonald (781) 477-7220 x3191
District Focus
Secondary Transition
Assigned Schools
- Frederick Douglass Collegiate Academy
   
Jennifer Northrop (781) 477-7220 x3362
District Focus
PreK Assessments and Placements
   
Special Education Clerks  
Alison Gauthier (781) 477-7220 x3330
District Focus
Secondary Records and Support
(Grades 6 – 12)
   
Sophia Kouch (781) 477-7220 x3328
District Focus
Elementary Records and Support
(Grades K – 5)
   
Charlene Leighton (781) 477-7220 x3327
District Focus
Outside (Out of District) Placements Records and Supports
   
Rosemary Provencher (781) 477-7220 x3326
District Focus
PreK Records and Support