The special education teacher wears many hats. Unlike other teachers who focus primarily on academics, the special education teacher serves both as an educator and as an advocate for students with special needs. Special education teachers work with children who have a wide range of special needs and disabilities. These specially-trained educators create and apply appropriate curricula and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities and needs. Special education teachers also involve themselves in each student’s academic, social, and behavioral development. 

  • Follow routines and transitioning in the classroom and at home

  • Interact with peers

  • Participate in group activities at home, school, and community

  • Learn age appropriate academic skills

  • Utilize soocial communication

  • Behavior intervention

  • Advocacy



Meet The Special Education Team

Melissa Bonfield, M.S., Ed., SpEd

Special Education Department Manager & CORE Evaluation Coordinator

Cheryl Fleitman M.S., SpEd

Special Education Teacher

Rachel Smith, M.S., SpEd

Special Education Teacher

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