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Special Education Services:

Learning and Academic Disabilities (LAD)

Social Emotional Special Education Services (SESES)

Department Phone: 240-740-6158

LAD Resource Teacher: Ms. Katie Caldwell

SESES Resource Teacher:Mr. Aaron Bernstein


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

SESES 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 SESES 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.

Special Education Department Staff

Staff email addresses can be found in the Staff Directory.

Aaron Bernstein

Mr. Aaron Bernstein

SESES Resource Teacher

Katie Caldwell

Ms. Katie Caldwell 

LAD Resource Teacher

Lisa O'Brien

Ms. Lisa O'Brien 

Transition Support

Julie Oldham

Ms. Julie Oldham 

Social Worker

Sheryl Stevens

Ms. Sheryl Stevens 

Speech & Language Pathologist

Teresa Boyd

Ms. Teresa Boyd


Rebecca Brown

Ms. Rebecca Brown 


Jackie Cular

Ms. Jaclyn Cular 


Glen Del Favero

Mr. Glenn Del Favero 


Rachel Furr

Ms. Rachel Furr


Bolanie Oniya

Ms. Bolanie Oniya


Di Palmer

Ms. Di Palmer


Monique Scott-Hayes

Ms. Monique Scott-Hayes


Brian Sims

Mr. Brian Sims 


Brianna Uribe-Ramos

Ms. Brianna Uribe-Ramos


Gloria Bustamante

Ms. Gloria Bustamante


Dennis Coleman

Mr. Dennis Coleman


Tavares Cooper

Mr. Tavares Cooper


Nely Gama

Ms. Nely Gama


Susan Kort

Ms. Susan Kort


Ms. Lali Koshy

Ms. Lali Koshy


Rosa Somarriba

Ms. Rosa Somarriba


Ryan Stec

Mr. Ryan Stec


Takeeta Taylor

Ms. Takeeta Taylor


Wesley Wright

Mr. Wesley Wright