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Welcome to special education in the inclusive setting at Stearns Elementary School!
About Inclusive Special Education
"Inclusive" is the term that refers to students who have been found eligible for special education, but possess enough independent skills to be present in the general education classrooms. 

These students may require some additional supports from the special education teacher (Ms. McGee) for literacy and/or math, or from other service providers (school adjustment counseling, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, etc.).

Eligibility is usually determined through a collaborative process that includes a Building Assistance Meeting (BAM), interventions, and an Initial Eligibility Team (where results of formal evaluations are reviewed and an IEP is developed).
About Ms. McGee
This is my second year at Stearns and my sixth year teaching. I have worked in a therapeutic school setting as well as in two other elementary schools in the Pittsfield Public Schools district.

I have a bachelor of science in magazine journalism, a masters in special education (with a focus on language-based learning disabilities), and a specialist in education (Ed. S) for moderate disabilities.

I work with students at Stearns in small groups to help boost their reading, writing, math, and general academic skills--sometimes out of their normal classroom and sometimes within the class setting.

I am the "liaison" for special education students at Stearns, meaning I am your point person for any questions about their IEPs, services, accommodations, testing, and academic goals.
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