Director of Special ServicesAssistant to the Director847.493.8420Special Services ManagerSpecial Education Facilitator
Gemini Middle SchoolDr. Katie Gorham
Special Education Facilitator
Apollo and Mark Twain SchoolsEarly Childhood Special Education FacilitatorSpecial Education Facilitator
Melzer, Nelson and Washington Schools
Special Education at District 63
District 63 schools are committed to helping every student reach his or her potential. In accordance with state and federal guidelines, the District provides a full continuum of special education and related services -- including a special education preschool -- for those children who qualify and reside within the District.Our schools identify each student's needs and provide services in the least restrictive environment, as well as access to and participation in the general education curriculum as much as possible.
Each school has a Student Services Team committed to problem-solving and identifying research-based interventions necessary to maximize student learning. Team members may include:
Illinois law defines specific rights and procedures for special education; you can find this information in the Illinois State Board of Education's Educational Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois.
- General and special education teachers
- A psychologist
- A social worker
- A speech and language pathologist
- A nurse
- An administrator
- Other staff as necessary.