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Special Education

Welcome to Pupil Personnel Services

Home to Special Education, Guidance, and Nursing services for our Waltham Public Schools students, dedicated to educating and supporting the whole child.

The Waltham Public Schools Special Education Department is responsible for making sure that our 1000 students with special education needs successfully access the general education curriculum with the support of specialized instruction and support services. Our students, who range in age from 3 to 22 years old and are in grades Pre-K through post grade 12, have learning needs that are met in the least restrictive educational environment as possible. Specialized programs are found in each building.

Special Education Leadership Team

Dr. Nadene Stein
Administrator of Pupil Personnel Services
(781) 314-5428
(781) 314-5550
Jannell Pearson Campbell
Assistant Director of Special Education, Elementary
(781) 314-5587
(781) 314-5550
Lynn Summerill
Assistant Director of Special Education, Secondary
(781) 314-5429
(781) 314-5550

Special Education Evaluation Team Leaders (ETLs) 

Special Education Evaluation Team Leaders

Joyce Kidd
Northeast and Stanley PreK Evaluation Team Leader

(781) 314-5653

Anne Combs
Fitzgerald Evaluation Team Leader

(781) 314-5693

Mary Austin
MacArthur Evaluation Team Leader

(781) 314-5732

Shannon Williams
Northeast Evaluation Team Leader

(781) 314-5676

Sandra Snow
Plympton Evaluation Team Leader

(781) 314-5769

Michael McLeod
Kennedy Middle School Evaluation Team Leader

(781) 314-5536

Lauren Harpham
McDevitt Middle School Evaluation Team Leader

(781) 314-5636

Alyssa Bourque
Waltham High School Evaluation Team Leader

(781) 314-5437

Sandra Curnick
Out of District Programs Evaluation Team Leader

(781) 314-5433

Charlotte Collins
Stanley Elementary School Evaluation Team Leader

(781) 314-5735

Alexandria Sherman
Whittemore Elementary School Evaluation Team Leader

(781) 314-5648

Waltham Special Education Parent Advisory Council

The WSEPAC is a state mandated and supported advisory group comprised of parents, guardians, teachers and administrators working in partnership to promote an innovative environment where children with learning challenges have equal access to educational opportunities, while ensuring that our schools strive to improve educational outcomes for all children. Contact us at 

Waltham Public Schools Child Find Information

Waltham Public Schools Child Find Information

The Waltham Public Schools recognizes its responsibility to provide a free and appropriate public education to eligible students with disabilities within its geographical boundaries.  The District has a "child find" process that is designed to locate, identify and evaluate children with disabilities residing within its geographical boundaries preschool through grade 12 or through age 22 if they have not received a high school diploma.

If you know a child who lives within the boundaries of the Waltham Public Schools and attends school in the District who may be in the need of special education and/or related services, please contact the District's Special Education Office for further information regarding the referral and evaluation process.  If the student is a school age student who attends a non-public private school that is not located within Waltham’s geographical boundaries, the student may need to be referred to the school district in which the non-public school is located in order to receive services during the regular school year.  Please contact that school district for information regarding time deadlines for requests for services. 

Waltham Public School’s Child Find process extends to students with physical or mental impairments that substantially limit a major life activity.  Such students may be eligible for services or accommodations pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 504 is a Federal civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities and programs receiving Federal financial assistance.  Please contact your child's school’s principal for more information regarding Section 504 eligibility and services. 

Become a member of the WalthamSEPAC

Membership is open to all interested parties; voting membership is limited to parents or guardians of special needs students residing in Waltham with or without and IEP or 504 Plan, as well as students over the age of 14.

For complete details on becoming a member of WSEPAC, you may read the brochure in its entirety here in Englishen Español, and Creole.

WSEPAC Monthly Meetings

Here’s what’s coming up for the Waltham SEPAC 2017 Fall School Year!

Collaborative Problem Solving Workshop

Watch Video Footage of October 25th Workshop here!

FREE Parent Workshop on “Collaborative Problem Solving”

Wednesday, October 25th, 6:00-8:00pm Waltham Public Library, Lecture Hall.

Learn how to de-escalate your child when tensions are running high!

Monthly Business Meetings

All meetings are held at the Waltham Public Library, Meeting Room A from 6:30-8:00pm unless otherwise notified.

Wednesday, September 20th
Wednesday, October 4th
Wednesday, November 8th
Wednesday, December 6th

Parent Network Support Group

All gatherings are at the WATCH building located at 24 Crescent St, Ste.#201 from 6:30-8:00pm unless otherwise notified.

Friday, September 15th
Friday, October 20th
Friday, November 17th
Friday, December 15th

For more detail on all of these important events, you may read the announcements in their entirety here in English, en Español, and Creole.

Facebook Updates

Free 2-day basketball clinic for students in Special Education grades 4-8! See the flyer below for all the details.
Posted on: February 13, 2019
Posted on: January 22, 2019
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