Special Education - West Campus

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Sturgis Special Education Program is featured on the
International Baccalaureate's website:

"An International Baccalaureate education for all"

Sturgis is highlighted in recent Special Ed Connection:
"Create Culture of High Expectations for Students with Disabilities"



Special Ed Coordinator Jessica Lynch
Special Ed Teacher
Assistant Sped. Ed. Coordinator
Katie O'Hara
Special Ed Teacher Kaitlin Doherty, Teresa Pacheco
Special Education
Teaching Intern
Ariana Burchfield
Inclusion Mary Bellamy, Victoria Diamond,Jocelyn McCree, Megan McPherson Rob Mullen, Tyler Sheldon, Susan Wilcox-Harris
Speech and Language Pathologist Erin Dowie
School Adjustment Counselor Heidi Wilson


Picture of Special Needs Staff 2018/2019

(left to right top) Meghan McPherson, Jocelyn McCree, Jessica Lynch,
Teresa Pacheco, Erin Dowie, Katie McCray, Rob Mullin
(middle) Ariana Burchfield, Tyler Sheldon, Heidi Wilson, Susan Wilcox-Harris
(bottom) Mary Bellamy, Torrie Diamond


Quotes from Sturgis Special Education Community


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Click here for a more detailed list of FAQ’s about Sturgis Special Education

  1. Is Sturgis required to follow the same special education laws and regulations that my son/daughter's sending school does?
    •  Yes, Sturgis has the same licensure requirements as other public schools.
  2. What kind of educational services are available at Sturgis?  
    • The services offered at Sturgis are similar to those offered by typical district public schools. They include but are not limited to: special education teachers and assistants; speech and language therapist; social skills instructor; reading teacher; college, academic, and personal counseling; and a full-time school nurse .
  3. What is the success rate of students who have disabilities?
    • Virtually all students with disabilities graduate from Sturgis and then become quite successful at college or university due to the outstanding preparation that they received while at Sturgis.
  4. Does Sturgis have an active Parent Advisory Council (PAC) for parents of students with disabilities?
    • Yes, Sturgis Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) meets on a quarterly basis and has a web page for SEPAC news and meeting information: SEPAC


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