Special Education

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Director of Special Education
Tabatha Elson
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School Psychologist
Lore Rywalski
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Special Education Main Office is located at Hilfiker Elementary.

GIBSONBURG PHILOSOPHY

To view every child as an individual. To refresh student learning by motivating them with engaging activities while building  trust and rapport with students, their parents and community. 

Any student ages 3 through 21 identified as a student with a disability under The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, IDEA, will be serviced according to Ohio’s Operating Standards for Ohio’s Schools Serving Children with Disabilities.  Our goal is to provide students with a free and appropriate education while providing them with specifically designed instruction and meeting their individual needs. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS NOTICE

As of August 1, 2017 Whose IDEA is This? will be replaced with A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education. We have included the link to our website for you to have access to this resource. 

We have also included the link for the memorandum addendum of the Whose IDEA is This? that occurred in 2014.   

Below is a link to the Ohio Department of Education’s web page and a link to our State Support Team –Region 1 website for other frequently asked questions and valuable resources.

http://education.ohio.gov/

http://www.sstr1.org/

SPECIAL EDUCATION STAFF

 

ELEMENTARY MIDDLE SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL
Brenda Longoria: Pre K Steve Barnaclo: 6th-8th grade Brianna Gosche 9th-12th grade
Julie Bickford: 2nd and 3rd grade Greg Spoores 6th-8th grade Coutrney Gysan: 9th-12th grade
Jenna Corron: 4th grade Steve Smith: 6th-12th grade  
Andrea Graber: 5th grade    
Veronica Knieriem: K-5th grade    
Theresa Herman: Speech and Language Pathologist Pre K-12th grade

 

PARAPROFESSIONALS
Dee Haubert: Pre K Calin Nichols: Pre K Lori Greider: Pre K Kelly Copley: Elementary
Darlene Roberts: Middle/High School Melissa Rosenberger: Elementary Devon Stevens: Middle/High School Rose McKnight: Elementary Librarian
Kim Hockenberry: Recces Amber Turner: Middle/High School Jen Younker: Middle/High School Katie Sleek: Middle/High School