Special Education


East Grand Rapids Public Schools Special Education Department
 
William Behrendt, Director of Special Education
Catherine Oosse, Administrative Assistant

East Grand Rapids Public Schools offers a continuum of special education programs and services including early childhood services, resource programs, and categorical classrooms. Special education professional staff includes: special education teachers, school psychologists, school social workers, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and teacher consultants. Our professional staff members provide instruction and support for our students with disabilities and their families.  East Grand Rapids Public Schools also collaborates with other public school districts within Kent County and Kent Intermediate School District to provide educational options for our students.

EGRPS Parent Advisors for Special Education (PASE) Go To Top of Page

PARENT CONTACT
  Meredith Bell   meredith.bell@yahoo.com
 
 
2017-2018 PASE MEETING DATES
  Kent Intermediate School District
  2930 Knapp Street Ne
  Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  (616) 364-1333

  Monday, September 25, 2017
    7:00-8:30 p.m.      Coldwater Room
  Monday, October 23, 2017
    7:00-8:30 p.m.      Coldwater Room
  Monday, December 4, 2017 
    7:00-8:30 p.m.      Coldwater Room
  Monday, January 22, 2018
    7:00-8:30 p.m.      Coldwater Room
  Monday, March 12, 2018 
    7:00-8:30 p.m.      Coldwater Room
  Monday, April 30, 2018
    7:00-8:30 p.m.      Coldwater Room
 

Extended School Year ServicesGo To Top of Page

    • Summer 2017 Extended School Year Services to be determined.
    • The requirement for Extended School Year service is determined individually for each student by the IEP Team.

    Michigan Special Education ReferenceGo To Top of Page

    Do you know where you can easily find policy and regulatory information about Special Education?

    There is an online database for state and federal special education documents called the Michigan Special Education Reference (MI-SER). The Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Office of Special Education (OSE) oversees the MI-SER as part of its commitment to better serve its stakeholders.

    The MI-SER can easily be accessed from the OSE website at www.michigan.gov/ose-eis.
     

    Special Education StaffGo To Top of Page

    WOODCLIFF EARLY CHILDHOOD ASSESSMENT CENTER
    Diepstra, Stephene                  School Social Worker
    Werner, Amanda                   Speech and Language Pathologist
     
    WOODCLIFF PRESCHOOL AND CHILDCARE
    Early Childhood Special Education Program
    Gedra-Kaloper, Carly                   Teacher
    Diepstra, Stephene                    School Social Worker
    Werner, Amanda                   Speech and Language Pathologist
    Olsen, Hannah                   Occupational Therapist
     
    Preschool Speech - Home & Community Program
    Werner, Amanda                        Speech and Language Pathologist
     
    BRETON DOWNS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Goucher, Patricia                        School Psychologist
    Kamyszek, Katie                       Speech and Language Pathologist
    Kenward, Chris                       School Social Worker
    Olsen, Hannah                       Occupational Therapist
     
    Resource Program
    Vanderplow, Nicole                          Teacher  
     
    LAKESIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Krieg, Mel                       Speech and Language Pathologist
    Kenward, Chris                        School Social Worker
    Platt, Joanne                        School Psychologist
    Olsen, Hannah                        Occupational Therapist
     
    Resource Program
    Brownley, Holly                          Teacher
     
    WEALTHY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Platt, Joanne                School Psychologist
    Werner, Amanda                Speech and Language Pathologist
    Olsen, Hannah                Occupational Therapist
    VanderZyden, Melissa               School Social Worker
     
    Resource Program
    Gedra-Kaloper, Carly                 Teacher
     
    EAST GRAND RAPIDS MIDDLE SCHOOL
    Diepstra, Stephene                    School Social Worker
    Krieg, Mel                   Speech and Language Pathologist
    Platt, Joanne                   School Psychologist
    Olsen, Hannah                   Occupational Therapist
     
    MOCI Program
    Fouch, Jill                     Teacher
    Diepstra, Stephene                     School Social Worker
    Krieg, Mel                     Speech and Language Pathologist
    Olsen, Hannah                     Occupational Therapist
     
    Resource Program
    Adams, Andrea             
                Teacher
    Longo, Casey                            Teacher
     
    EAST GRAND RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL
    Goucher, Patricia                         School Psychologist
    Seth, Steve                         School Social Worker
    Kamyszek, Katie                         Speech and Language Pathologist
    Olsen, Hannah                         Occupational Therapist
     
    MOCI Program
    Brooks, Sandy                           Teacher
    Kamyszek, Katie                            Speech and Language Pathologist 
    Seth, Steve                           School Social Worker
    Olsen, Hannah                           Occupational Therapist
     
    Resource Program
    Aardema, Christina               
        Teacher
    Menichino, Lisa                      Teacher
     
    ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC SCHOOL
    Brownley, Holly                           Teacher Consultant
    Seth, Steve                           School Social Worker
    Kamyszek, Katie                           Speech and Language Pathologist
    Olsen, Hannah                           Occupational Therapist