Special Education

In support of our six local school districts, CCRESA Special Education Department provides numerous supports for eligible infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school age students (K-12) in addition to programs and services for select student with disabilities through age 25.  The range of services include:  Early On; Early Childhood Special Education services and programs for children birth through kindergarten entry age; school based ancillary services including:  Speech and Language Therapy (SLP), School Social Work (SSW), Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), School Psychologist, Visually (VI) or Hearing Impaired (HI) Consultant services, Orientation and Mobility (O & M); and program services including:  secondary programming for students with severe emotional impairments (EI), and program services for students with moderate to severe cognitive impairments (MoCI, SCI ages 2 ½ through age 25.  Our department also provides support for transition services (students 16 and older), assistive technology, special education administrative support, and support for local district ASD/Behavior Coaches

In collaboration with the Instructional Services Department, we coordinate and/or provide various professional development activities for teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals and parents.  We jointly support partner districts with rigorous and comprehensive implementation of a Multi Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) in conjunction with our technical assistance partnership provided through Michigan's Integrated Behavior and Learning Support (MiBLSi) grant.  Our department Mission is: To provide collaborative services that enhance and support learning and our Vision is: To create a collaborative environment that encourages all learners to successfully achieve their full potential.  To achieve our mission and vision, we recognize and celebrate our partnership with parents, our educational partners, community agency representatives and local businesses.  We are dedicated to providing quality services as our student’s success and achievements are our rewards.


Special Education Contacts

Lance Siegwald, Special Education Director
Email: lsiegwald@ccresa.org
Phone: (989) 224-6831 Ext. 2325

Leslie Bragdon, Monitor/Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Implementation Specialist
Email: lbragdon@ccresa.org
Phone: (989) 224-6831 Ext. 2343

Ken Lounds, SE Supervisor for Early Childhood Programs
Email: lounds_k@ccresa.org
Phone: (989) 224-6831 Ext. 2132

Vicki O'Rourke, Educational Center Principal
Email: orourke_v@ccresa.org
Phone: (989) 224-6831 Ext. 2155

Dr. Kimberly Ross, SE Supervisor, St. Johns Public Schools
Email: kross@ccresa.org
Phone: (989) 227-4006

Special Education Upcoming Events

Date Event Location More Information
October 18, 2019 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students n/a More Information
October 21, 2019 ECSE/Preshool Only PM Students n/a More Information
October 21, 2019 Education Center Late Start (12:27 PM) for Students CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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October 24-25, 2019 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Parent/Teacher Conferences - Oct. 24-25 n/a More Information
October 25, 2019 Education Center No School for Students-Parent/Teacher Conferences CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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October 28, 2019 - November 01, 2019 Education Center No School for Students Oct. 28-Nov. 1 CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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October 28, 2019 - November 01, 2019 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students Oct. 28 - Nov. 1 n/a More Information
November 05, 2019 Education Center Early Dismissal (11:33 AM) for Students CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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November 05, 2019 ECSE/Preschool Only AM Students n/a More Information
November 15, 2019 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students n/a More Information
November 27-29, 2019 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students n/a More Information
November 27-29, 2019 Education Center No School for Students CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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December 09, 2019 Education Center Early Dismissal (11:33 AM) for Students CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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December 09, 2019 ECSE/Preschool Only AM Students n/a More Information
December 23, 2019 - January 03, 2020 ECSE/Preschool Holiday Break No School AM & PM Students, Break Dec. 23 - Jan. 3 n/a More Information
December 23, 2019 - January 03, 2020 Education Center No School for Students - Holiday Break Dec. 23 - Jan. 3 CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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January 10, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students n/a More Information
January 17, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students n/a More Information
January 17, 2020 Education Center No School for Students CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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January 20, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students n/a More Information
January 20, 2020 Education Center No School for Students CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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January 27, 2020 ECSE/Preschool Only AM Students n/a More Information
January 27, 2020 Education Center Early Dismissal (11:33 AM) for Students CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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February 03, 2020 ECSE/Preschool Only AM Students n/a More Information
February 03, 2020 Education Center Early Dismissal (11:33 AM) for Students CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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February 07, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students n/a More Information
February 14, 2020 ECSC/Preschool No School AM & PM Students n/a More Information
February 14, 2020 Education Center No School for Students CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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February 17, 2020 Education Center No School for Students CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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February 17, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students n/a More Information
February 21, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students n/a More Information
March 06, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students n/a More Information
March 13, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students n/a More Information
March 13, 2020 Education Center No School for Students CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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March 16, 2020 ECSE/Preschool Only AM Students n/a More Information
March 16, 2020 Education Center Early Dismissal (11:33 AM) for Students CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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March 30, 2020 - April 10, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students - Break March 30 - April 10 n/a More Information
March 30, 2020 - April 10, 2020 Education Center No School for Students - Break Mar. 30-April 10 CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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April 20, 2020 Education Center Late Start (12:27 PM) for Students CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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April 20, 2020 ECSE/Preschool Only PM Students n/a More Information
April 24, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students n/a More Information
May 11, 2020 Education Center Late Start (12:27 PM) for Students CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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May 11, 2020 ECSE/Preschool Only PM Students n/a More Information
May 22-29, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Break May 22 - May 29 n/a More Information
May 25-29, 2020 Education Center No School for Students - Break May 25- May 29 CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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June 19, 2020 ECSE/Preschool Only AM Students n/a More Information
June 19, 2020 Education Center Early Dismissal (11:33 AM) Last Day for Students CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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