Special Education

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    Dr. Joan Woodward Director of Student Services jwoodward@falmouth.k12.ma.us (508) 548-0151 x143
    Anne Barnes Assistant Director of Special Education abarnes@falmouth.k12.ma.us  
    Audra Reilly Falmouth High School Special Education Building Administrator areilly@falmouth.k12.ma.us (508) 540-2200 x3017
    Kathleen Pokraka Falmouth High School Special Education Secretary kpokraka@falmouth.k12.ma.us (508) 540-2200 x3017
    Dr. Margaret Valdes Lawrence School Special Education Building Administrator mvaldes@falmouth.k12.ma.us (508) 548-0606 x545
    Lillian Lomba Lawrence School Guidance-Special Education Secretary  llomba@falmouth.k12.ma.us (508) 548-0606 x503
    Katelyn Hergt Morse Pond School Special Education Building Administrator khergt@falmouth.k12.ma.us (508) 548-7300 x403
    Ursula Bohnenberger Morse Pond School Special Education Secretary ubohnenberger@falmouth.k12.ma.us (508) 548-7300 x403
    Pam Vose East Falmouth School Interim Special Education Building Administrator pvose@falmouth.k12.ma.us (508) 548-1052 x 202
    Carole Ellis East Falmouth School Special Education Secretary cellis@falmouth.k12.ma.us (508) 548-1052 x7202
    Anne-Marie Iandoli Mullen-Hall School Special Education Building Administrator aiandoli@falmouth.k12.ma.us (508) 548-0220 x416
    Janine Craft Mullen-Hall School Special Education Secretary jcraft@falmouth.k12.ma.us (508) 548-0220 x402
    Melissa Varao North Falmouth Assistant Principal / Special Education Building Administrator mvarao@falmouth.k12.ma.us (508) 563-2334 x302
    Lisa Zmuda North Falmouth School Special Education Secretary lzmuda@falmouth.k12.ma.us (508) 563-2334 x301
    Krista Connelly Teaticket School Assistant Principal/ Special Education Building Administrator kconnelly@falmouth.k12.ma.us (508) 548-1550 x110
    Lisa Gauthier Teaticket School Special Education Secretary lgauthier@falmouth.k12.ma.us (508) 548-1550 x101

    The goal of the Special Education Department is that all students are educated in classrooms that accommodate their diverse learning needs, styles and abilities. Differential instruction, modified environments, adaptive equipment and the full use of technology are the norms. Acceptance of all differences is paramount and seen as enriching the community of learners as well as the community at large.

    Effective and efficient special education services are provided in an array of programs ranging from inclusion in the general education classroom to partially and substantially separate settings as appropriate to meet the needs of eligible students. Specially designed instruction and related services are readily available to help disabled students benefit from special education. 

    Identification of children at risk is made through regular screening. Diagnosis for special education eligibility determination is completed by highly trained staff who are members of a multidisciplinary education team. Programmatic recommendations are then forthcoming. 

    Parents are full partners in educational decision making for their children. They have knowledge of educational options, resources to contact regarding any questions they may have, and participate as active members in the Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). Partnering with collateral agencies allows the schools to provide programs to homeless or transient children.

    For further information about the Special Needs services available, please contact the Special Education Building Administrator at your childs' school.