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

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

Melissa Strobridge, Special Education Supervisor / Monitor
Email: mstrobridge@ccresa.org
Phone: (989) 224-6831 Ext. 2343

Special Education Upcoming Events

Date Event Location More Information
August 14, 2020 Education Center No School for Students. CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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August 14, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students. n/a More Information
August 21, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students. n/a More Information
August 21, 2020 Education Center No School for Students. CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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August 25, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students. n/a More Information
August 25, 2020 Education Center No School for Students. CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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August 28, 2020 - September 08, 2020 Education Center No School for Students-Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
August 28, 2020 - September 08, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
September 09, 2020 ECSE/Preschool School Resumes, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
September 09, 2020 Education Center School Resumes-Subj. to Change due to COVID CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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September 18, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
October 02, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
October 12, 2020 Education Center No School for Students-Subj. to Change due to COVID CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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October 12, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
October 26-30, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
October 26-30, 2020 Education Center No School for Students-Subj. to Change due to COVID CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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November 02, 2020 Education Center Return to School-Subj. to Change due to COVID CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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November 02, 2020 ECSE/Preschool School Resumes, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
November 09, 2020 Education Center No School for Students-Subj. to Change due to COVID CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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November 09, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
November 13, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
November 23, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
November 24, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Parent/Teacher Conferences - Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
November 24, 2020 Education Center No School for Students-Subj. to Change due to COVID, Parent/Teacher Conferences CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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November 25-27, 2020 Education Center No School for Students, Thanksgiving Break-Subj. to Change due to COVID CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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November 25-27, 2020 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Thanksgiving Break-Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
November 30, 2020 ECSE/Preschool School Resumes-Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
November 30, 2020 Education Center School Resumes-Subj. to Change due to COVID CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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December 21, 2020 - January 03, 2021 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Winter Break n/a More Information
December 21, 2020 - January 03, 2021 Education Center No School for Students, Winter Break CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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January 04, 2021 ECSE/Preschool School Resumes n/a More Information
January 04, 2021 Education Center School Resumes CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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January 08, 2021 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
January 15, 2021 Education Center No School for Students-Subj. to Change due to COVID CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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January 15-19, 2021 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
January 18, 2021 Education Center No School for Students-Subj. to Change due to COVID CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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January 19, 2021 Education Center No School for Students-Subj. to Change due to COVID, CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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January 20, 2021 Education Center School Resumes-Subj. to Change due to COVID CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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January 20, 2021 ECSE/Preschool School Resumes, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
January 29, 2021 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
February 15-16, 2021 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
February 15-16, 2021 Education Center No School for Students-Subj. to Change due to COVID CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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February 17, 2021 ECSE/Preschool School Resumes, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
February 17, 2021 Education Center School Resumes-Subj. to Change due to COVID CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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February 19, 2021 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
February 26, 2021 - March 01, 2021 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
February 26, 2021 Education Center No School for Students-Subj. to Change due to COVID CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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March 01, 2021 Education Center No School for Students-Subj. to Change due to COVID CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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March 02, 2021 ECSE/Preschool School Resumes, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
March 02, 2021 Education Center School Resumes-Subj. to Change due to COVID CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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March 19, 2021 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
March 29, 2021 - April 11, 2021 Education Center No School for Students, Spring Break CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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March 29, 2021 - April 11, 2021 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Spring Break n/a More Information
April 12, 2021 Education Center School Resumes CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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April 12, 2021 ECSE/Preschool School Resumes n/a More Information
April 23, 2021 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
May 07, 2021 ECSE/Preschool AM Only Students - Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
May 07, 2021 Education Center Students AM ONLY, 11:33 AM Dismissal-Subj. to Change due to COVID CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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May 21, 2021 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
May 31, 2021 - June 04, 2021 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
May 31, 2021 - June 04, 2021 Education Center No School for Students-Subj. to Change due to COVID CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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June 07, 2021 ECSE/Preschool School Resumes, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
June 07, 2021 Education Center School Resumes-Subj. to Change due to COVID CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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June 11, 2021 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
June 11, 2021 Education Center No School for Students-Subj. to Change due to COVID CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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June 18, 2021 ECSE/Preschool No School AM & PM Students, Subj. to Change due to COVID n/a More Information
June 18, 2021 Education Center No School for Students-Subj. to Change due to COVID CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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June 24, 2021 Education Center Last Day of School for Students CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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June 24, 2021 ECSE/Preschool Last Day of School n/a More Information

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