Special Services Department

    Special Education Office: 365-5971

    Fax: 365-2961
    Preschool: 365-4791
    Director of Special Education Services - Nicole Thomas  (nthomas@isd221.net)
    Administrative Assistant/Medicaid - Debbie Kimball  (dkimball@isd221.net

    • School Psychologists:
    • Speech & Language Pathologists

Special Education Vision Statement

  • We envision and commit ourselves to a system which advocates for the educational needs of all students through the provision of appropriate and effective instruction.

    Therein, we are dedicated to learning best practices, utilizing scientifically research-based resources, and engaging in constant collaborative communication in school, home, and community environments, on behalf of our students.

    Our united efforts will support a seamless district wide integration between programs, ultimately empowering students to learn and achieve to the best of their ability. 

     Children can have all sorts of difficulties growing up. Sometimes problems are obvious right from the start; and sometimes they don’t appear until a child is in school. Some children have trouble learning to read or write. Others have a hard time remembering new information. Still others may have trouble with their behavior.

    When a child is having trouble in school, it’s important to find out why. The child may have a disability. Schools provide special help to eligible children with disabilities. This help is called Special Education and Related Services.

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