The Special Education Department is committed to supporting parents and working together to achieve strong outcomes for our students with disabilities. There are several ways that our department engages with families: through email communication, parent engagement series, parent counseling training held throughout the year, and our Special Education Advisory Council.
The district is committed to providing intensive academic instruction and supports to students with disabilities within the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), as appropriate. Our goal is to return students with disabilities to the general education setting with their non-disabled peers. At the beginning of each school year, the students are assigned to case managers and related service providers. Staff members at your child’s school are ready to work with you to ensure your child receives the services and supports recommended, as per the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). Students with IEPs have a Case Manager who is a special education teacher, who should be your first point of contact regarding your child’s program/services.
Teachers and clinicians fill out monthly verification forms to record what students were entitled to, what was delivered to them and whether anything needs to be caught up.
Ms. Michelle McKitty-Bromley
Interim Director of Special Education
Special Education Supervisors
Mr. Hiram Allen
Denzel Washington School of the Arts, Mount Vernon STEAM, Academy, Edward Williams School
Dr. Joyce Corpas
Hamilton School, Nelson Mandela/Dr. Hosea Zollicoffer School, Special Education Preschool, Special Education Instructional Team, IT Coordinator
Ms. Lorraine Monroe-Williams
Benjamin Turner Academy, Lincoln School, Traphagen School
Ms. Yolonda Kelley- Cannick
Grimes School, Parker School, Pennington School
Ms. Mendesa Parchment
Special Education Supervisor
Graham School, Mount Vernon Leadership Academy, Mount Vernon Honor Academy
Dr. Kellie- Ramsey
Mount Vernon High School, Rebecca Turner Academy