Special Education Department

Our Mission

The Special Education Department at Roberto Clemente Middle School is committed to being reflective educators who create a culturally-proficient, respectful, and caring learning space where partnerships are valued and instruction meets the needs of all our students through differentiation, IB thinking and well-aligned I.E.P.’s

2019-2020 Special Ed Dept


Ms. Kathy Lertora

Resource Teacher of Special Education

Ms. Angela Ackerson

Special Education Case Managers

Gifted-Talented & Learning Disabled (GT/LD) Program
Ms. Susan Quackenbush

Learning for Independence (LFI) Program
Ms. Jannine Miller
Ms. Edelweiss Sy Piecco
Ms. Brittania Hebeler

Middle School Hours-based Program

6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Ms. Mercedes Grant Ms. Karen Mitchell-Nurse Ms. Juliana Gerard
Ms. Tracee Staples Ms. Sheryll Evangelista Mr. Keith Yaniga
Ms. Paige Kovach Ms. Tracee Staples Mr. Gene Smith

Other Related Service Providers

Ms. Katharine Alley, Occupational Therapist
Mr. Brian Burns, Physical Therapist
Ms. Stacy Bateman, School Psychologist
Ms. Taiwo Whetstone, Speech Therapist
Ms. Sarah Helton, Speech Therapist

Paraeducator Team

Ms. Timbriah Brown
Ms. Jeri Crist
Ms. Kirstin Giganti
Ms. Laura Gunther
Ms. Paige Herndon
Mr. Khari Vaughn
Ms. Svetlana Lewin
Ms. Janet Handleton
Ms. Vickie (Nani) Lowery
Ms. Sadia Loya
Ms. Edith Nda
Ms. Susan Sprecher
Ms. Rhonda Thiessan
Mr. Keith Yaniga

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