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Special Services / Special Education

Special Programs and Services

Special Services represents a variety of student support programs and services focused on success for all students. The philosophy of the school district provides the foundation for programming and services to our students. Helping students make a good adjustment to school life, bringing families and schools together, and supporting students with individual needs is the focus of our each of our special service programs.

Special Services programs operate in each of the schools within our school district.  We provide services to students ranging from age three to age 21. Special services staff members include teachers, aides, counselors, nurses, therapists, psychologists, interpreters, van drivers, administrative assistants, and other specialists.  If you have questions about Special Education programs and services, please contact the Student Services Office at 330-484-8022.

Victoria Hessey
Director of Special Services
600 Faircrest St SE, Canton OH  44702
330-484-8022

Special Services Staff
Mrs. Kelly Walters, Secretary


School Psychologist
Mrs. Kara Bradford, School Psychologist
Mrs. Margaret Herceg, School Psychologist

Speech and Hearing
Ms. Megan Conley, Speech Language Pathologist
Mrs. Emily Unangst, Speech Language Pathologist
Mrs. Kendall Owen- SCESC Speech Language Pathologist*

Health Counselors
Mrs. Lori Serafini, School Nurse
Mrs. Renae Snyder, School Nurse

Home/School Liaison
Mrs. Susan Wanner, Walker Elementary Home-School Liaison
Mrs. Cathy Whitehouse, Faircrest Middle School Home-School Liaison

Preschool Teachers
Mrs. Lisa  Dodez, Early Childhood Entitlement Preschool Teacher*
Mrs. Edith Macksyn, SCIP Preschool Teacher*
Mrs. Brittony Guy, SCIP Preschool Teacher*
 
*SCESC - Stark County Educational Service Center

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