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Special Education Services

Richard Montgomery has two distinct special education programs:

The Learning and Academic Disabilities (LAD) Program and the

Social Emotional Special Education Services (SESES) Program.

 

Learning & Academic Disabilities (LAD): 240-740-6141

Learning and Academic Disabilities (LAD) services are available in all secondary schools in MCPS. These services are provided in a continuum of settings that may include components of self-contained classes, co-taught general education classes, and other opportunities for participation with non-disabled peers. Contact Ms. Caldwell for support.

Social Emotional Special Education Services (SESES): 240-740-6152 or text only: 469-4RMHSED (469-476-4733)

Behavioral and Emotional Support Services are provided to students who demonstrate significant social, emotional, learning, and/or behavioral difficulties that adversely impact their success in school.  Students are served in a continuum of settings that may include self-contained classes and opportunities for participation in general education classes with nondisabled peers as appropriate. Contact Mr. Bernstein for support.

Learning & Academic Disbilities (LAD) Staff

Staff email addresses can be found in the Staff Directory.

Katie Caldwell

 Ms. Katie Caldwell - LAD,  240-740-6141

Teacher, Special Education Resource (RTSE)

Serves as the liaison to the Dept. of Special Education Services. Supports special education classroom teachers in the instructional program and planning for appropriate learning experiences for students with disabilities. 

Lisa O'Brien

Lisa O'Brien - LAD,  240-740-6163

Teacher, Transition Support (TST)

Coordinates student-centered transition activities and linkages to community resources to ensure successful post-school outcomes. Visit this website for more information

Sheryl Stevens

Ms. Sheryl Stevens  240-740-6164

Speech & Language Pathologist

Provides service to students with communication disorders involving articulation, fluency, oral language, or voice. Services range from consultation to direct intervention. 

Lisa Nesson

Ms. Lisa Nesson 240-740-6134

School Psychologist

Provides instructional consultation, collaboration, behavior management, social skill development, psychological assessment, and indentification of exceptionalities.

Teresa Boyd

Ms. Teresa Boyd

Special Education Teacher, LAD

Rebecca Brown

Ms. Rebecca Brown 

Special Education Teacher, LAD

Jackie Cular

Ms. Jaclyn Cular 

Special Education Teacher, LAD

Glen Del Favero

Mr. Glenn Del Favero 

Special Education Teacher, LAD

Di Palmer

Ms. Di Palmer

Special Education Teacher, LAD

Brian Sims

Mr. Brian Sims 

Special Education Teacher, LAD

Gloria Bustamante

Ms. Gloria Bustamante

LAD Paraeducator

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Ms. Joyce Fuller 

LAD Paraeducator 

Nely Gama

Ms. Nely Gama

LAD Paraeducator

Ryan Stec

Mr. Ryan Stec

LAD Paraeducator

 

Social Emotional Special Education Services (SESES) Staff

Staff email addresses can be found in the Staff Directory.

Mr. Aaron Bernstein, 240-740-6152 

or text only469-4RMHSED (469-476-4733)

SESES Teacher, Special Education Resource (RTSE)

Serves as the liaison to the Dept. of Special Education Services. Supports special education classroom teachers in the instructional program and planning for appropriate learning experiences for students with disabilities.

Ms. Julie Oldham, SESES Social Worker

Serves as a liaison between the program, school personnel, families and outside resources; responsible for providing intensive counseling to students with significant social, emotional and behavioral challenges, assisting them with academic learning by providing strategic services that identify and address the social-emotional environmental issues that interfere with the educational process.

Ms. Rachel Furr

SESES Teacher

Ms. Bolanie Oniya

SESES Teacher

Ms. Monique Scott-Hayes

SESES Teacher

Ms. Brianna Uribe-Ramos

SESES Teacher

Mr. Tavares Cooper 

SESES Paraeducator

Ms. Susan Kort

SESES Paraeducator

Ms. Lali Koshy

SESES Paraeducator

Ms. Rosa Somarriba

SESES Paraeducator

Ms. Takeeta Taylor

SESES Paraeducator