310 Clay Court Jacksonville, IL 62650 Phone: 217-243-7402 Fax: 217-243-3155
The purpose of the Jacksonville School District 117 Special Services Department is to provide an appropriate education for students with disabilities, in the least restrictive environment, that will enable them to reach their potential, both academically and personally, and to become functioning members of society.
The Special Services Department includes special education teachers, school psychologists, speech/language specialists, school social workers, related service providers and paraprofessionals. Together we work in partnerships with regular education staff, administration and parents to plan and provide specialized academic and behavioral supports and services in order to promote success for students with exceptional needs.
Assistant Director of Student Services and Special Education
Mission Statement: It is the mission of the School Psychology Department to promote educationally and psychologically healthy environments for all children and youth by implementing research-based, effective programs that prevent problems, enhance independence, and promote optimal learning through identification of students that require additional assistance.
Jacksonville School District 117 School psychologists receive specialized advanced graduate preparation that includes coursework and practical experiences relevant to both psychology and education. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists consult with parents and teachers, evaluate and advocate for students, and are active participants in various student team meetings. Click on the name below to read each Psychologist's full biography.
Mission Statement: The Speech-Language Pathologists' mission is to work collaboratively with parents and other school personnel to support functional and effective communication in all academic and social settings through the identification and treatment of students in need.
Click on the name below to read each Speech and Language Pathologist's full biography.