South Bend Community School Corporation 

Special Education Home Page

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South Bend Community School Corporation believes that all students can learn, but the path to excellence is different for each student. This is particularly true of the students who come to us with special needs.

Special education programming provides the support these students require to access their Free and Appropriate Public Education, and reach their full potential. Services are offered for eligible students aged preschool through 12th grade, and in some cases, to age 22, in their least restrictive environment.

School staff work collaboratively with families and community agencies to support each learner, as identified in his/her Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). This support looks different for every student, and may range from consultation and support in the general education classroom to direct instruction in special education classes.

All IEPs are due 

(Held, finalized, distributed, scanned) 

Friday, 5/10/24 

ESY Dates for Summer 2024:   

Monday, 6/10/24-Friday, 6/28/24

The ESY daily schedule is: 

Monday - Friday


Location: Muessel Elementary  

There will be no ESY on June 19th  due to the holiday. 

2024-2025 School Year Dates

First day for Students: 8/14/24

Last day for Students: 6/3/25

Staff Directory

The Special Education Office is located on the 5th floor of the South Bend Schools Administration Building, 215 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, South Bend, IN 46601. The phone number is 574-393-6119.

Director of Exceptional Learners: Tonia Brewer

Assistant Director of Exceptional Learners:  Joel Boehner 

Special Needs and Abilities Preschool (SNAP)  and Young Adult Services (YAS) @ Studebaker: Amanda Jackson (574-393-6250)

East District Supervisor: Tonya Fletcher

South District Supervisor: Christi Carr Frame 

North District Supervisor: Lisa Ward

West District Supervisor: Tracy Hickey

Empowerment Zone Supervisor: Germaine Smith

Transition Services  Supervisor: Matt Kenny

 Non-Public Schools Supervisor: Angela Browning

Secretary to the Director, MDC Coordinator: Mary Suth (574-393-6117)

Budgets, Grants, and Paraprofessionals, Mileage Claims, :  Savannah Holderbaum (574-393-6122)

Evaluations/Referrals: Ramie George (574-393-6119)

CODA, IIEP, TOR lists: Pam Ascaño (574-393-6121)

CEIS, Data, and Budgets: Cate Sullivan (574-393-6118)