Special Education


East Grand Rapids Public Schools Special Education Department

 
Joanne D. Platt, Special Education Supervisor
Dawn Beemer, 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)

PARENT CONTACT
Carol Lippert  Email: Lippert_carol@yahoo.com

Kent ISD PASE Website

2019-2020 PASE MEETING DATES

Kent Intermediate School District
Educational Services Center (Park in Lot #11)
2930 Knapp Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
616.365.2297

  Monday, October 7, 2019
    6:30 pm     
  Monday, December 2, 2019
    6:30 pm      
  Monday, January 13, 2020 
    6:30 pm      
  Monday, March 2, 2020 
    6:30 pm      
  Monday, April 27, 2020
    6:30 pm      
 

    Extended School Year Services

    • Summer 2020 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 Reference

    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
    Grabow, Jim           School Social Worker
    Werner, Amanda                Speech and Language Pathologist
     
    WOODCLIFF PRESCHOOL AND CHILDCARE
    Early Childhood Special Education Program
    Buth, Rebecca             Teacher
    Grabow, Jim                       School Social Worker
    Werner, Amanda             Speech and Language Pathologist
    Goucher, Patricia             School Psychologist 
    Connelly, Trina             Occupational Therapist
     
    Preschool Speech - Home & Community Program
    Werner, Amanda                 Speech and Language Pathologist
     
    BRETON DOWNS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Goucher, Patricia             School Psychologist
    Lehman, Marissa               Speech and Language Pathologist
    Kenward, Chris             School Social Worker
    Connelly, Trina                     Occupational Therapist
     
    Resource Program
    Wondergem, John                Teacher
     
    LAKESIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Krieg, Mel             Speech and Language Pathologist
    Kenward, Chris                    School Social Worker
    Ahlers, Lauren             School Psychologist
    Connelly, Trina                      Occupational Therapist
     
    Resource Program
    Brownley, Holly                      Teacher
     
    WEALTHY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Ahlers, Lauren                       School Psychologist
    Werner, Amanda             Speech and Language Pathologist
    Connelly, Trina             Occupational Therapist
     
    Resource Program
    Gedra-Kaloper, Carly             Teacher
    Fouch, Jill             Teacher
     
    EAST GRAND RAPIDS MIDDLE SCHOOL
    Grabow, Jim                          School Social Worker
    Krieg, Mel             Speech and Language Pathologist
    Ahlers, Lauren             School Psychologist
    Connelly, Trina             Occupational Therapist
     
    Resource Program
    Fouch, Jill                              Teacher
    Gullett, Shelly             Teacher
    Longo, Casey              Teacher 
     
    EAST GRAND RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL
    Diepstra, Stephene             School Social Worker 
    Goucher, Patricia                   School Psychologist
    Lehman, Marissa             Speech and Language Pathologist
    Connelly, Trina             Occupational Therapist
     
    MoCI Program
    Goins, Lori             Teacher
    Lehman, Marissa                   Speech and Language Pathologist 
    Connelly, Trina             Occupational Therapist
     
    Resource Program
    Sparks, Hope                  
        Teacher
    Menichino, Lisa             Teacher