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

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

Betsy Smith, Educational Center Principal
Email: bsmith2@ccresa.org
Phone: (989) 224-6831 Ext. 2155

Special Education Upcoming Events

Date Event Location More Information
April 19, 2019Preschool Snow Day Make-up in AM for Ed. Center ECSE Only & No School for PM Students More Information
April 19, 2019Half Day AM Make-Up for Snow Day that was previously scheduled as a No School Day due to Good Friday for the Educational Center More Information
April 26, 2019Education Center Early Dismissal at 11:33 a.m. for Students More Information
April 26, 2019Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
May 03, 2019Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
May 03, 2019Education Center No School for Students More Information
May 10, 2019Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
May 22, 2019Education Center Late Start at 12:27 p.m. for Students More Information
May 22, 2019Preschool Only PM Students - No AM Students More Information
May 27, 2019No AM Preschool at Educational Center. No PM Educational Center Preschool Students More Information
May 27, 2019Education Center No School for Students More Information
May 28, 2019Preschool for AM and PM Students at Educational Center Only for Snow Day Make-up. More Information
May 28, 2019Previously Scheduled as an Educational Center Day Off for Memorial Day Recess is now Scheduled as a Whole Day of School Make-Up for Snow Day CCRESA Education Center
4179 South US Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
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June 03-07, 2019Education Center No School for Students More Information
June 03-07, 2019Preschool No School AM & PM Students More Information
June 21, 2019Education Center Early Dismissal at 11:33 a.m. for Students More Information
June 21, 2019Preschool Only AM Students at Educational Center - No PM Students  More Information
June 26, 2019Preschool Last Day of School for PM Students at Education Center. Last day of school for AM and PM students for DeWitt ECSC. More Information
June 26, 2019Originally Scheduled Last Day of School for Education Center Students/Staff. School is now extended until June 27th at 11:33 am for Snow Day Make-up  More Information
June 27, 2019 Education Center half day School Day Make-up for Snow Day and now the Last Day of School for Students More Information
June 27, 2019Preschool Students AM Only at Educational Center Only for Snow Day Make-up More Information

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