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Special Education Departments

ED Cluster Program Coordinator:
Mrs. Rachel Maturana, 301-610-8156
Special Education Resource Teacher:
Mrs. Rachel Furr, 301-610-8129
Special Education Transition Support Teacher:
Mrs. Lisa O'Brien, 301-610-8158


The Richard Montgomery High School Special Education Team is a dedicated partnership between special educators, paraprofessionals, related service providers, and parents united by a common responsibility to guarantee that students with learning differences access and make progress in the general curriculum.  As life-long learners who model, implement and share best practices for inclusive education, the members of our partnership seek to ensure that all students feel valued, safe, and successful as they strive to achieve their greatest potential.

Resources for students and Transition Services - For more information contact Lisa O'Brien or visit the following website

Resource Department - LAD Teachers

Ms. Katie Caldwell
Resource Teacher
Ms. Lisa O'Brien
Transition Support Teacher
  O'Brien, Lisa
Ms. Sheryl Stevens 
  Speech & Language Pathologist 
Ms. Teresa Boyd 
Math / Resources 
 Stevens, Sheryl  Boyd, Teresa
Ms. Rebecca Brown 
Ms. Jaclyn Cular
English 9 & 10
 Brown, Rebecca  Cular, Jackie
Mr. Glenn Del Favero
NSL Government    

US History
 Del Favero, Glenn

Ms. Lynn Taylor 
English 11
 Taylor, Lynn

Ms. Gloria Bustamante
   Bustamante, Gloria  
Ms. Nely Gama
Ms. Paula Sahr
  Gama, Nely
Mr. Ryan Stec


ED Cluster Department 

The Cluster Program at Richard Montgomery High school is a special education program that provides educational support to students experiencing significant emotional, behavioral and social difficulties in school. Through the implementation of an Individual Education Plan (IEP), educational supports are given so that students may experience success in the academic and social environments at Richard Montgomery. The Cluster program staff identify developmentally appropriate learning strategies and interventions that are implemented throughout a student’s day at school. The program consists of 5 teachers and 7 educational assistants. In addition, there is a program coordinator and mental health support team. This consists of a psychologist, social worker and behavior support teacher. Students are provided with a full continuum of services, ranging from self-contained academic classes to full inclusion in all general education classes and school-wide activities.

Mr. Aaron Bernstein
Program Coordinator
Ms. Julie Oldham
SESES Social Worker
 RM Rocket  

Mrs. Brianna Uribe-Ramos
Ms. Takeeta Taylor
 Uribe-Ramos, Brianna Taylor, Takeeta
Mr. Tavares Cooper
 Cooper, Tavares  
Ms. Susan Kort 
Ms. Lali Koshy
Kort, Susan Koshy, Lali
Ms. Rosa Somarriba
Mr. Wesley Wright
 Somarriba, Rosa Wright, Wesley