Our team works with students who are eligible to receive special education services based on their demonstrated need for individualized learning support and services.
The team at Leesville Elementary works with students who have a variety of needs. We have three teachers (Shannon McEnteer, Samantha Ayscue-Sharrow and Sheila Henderson), and one instructional assistant (Kellie Cosby) who work with students based in regular education classrooms. The students’ needs are met both with push-in and pull-out services in our Learning Lab.
We also have two teachers that each have their own classrooms to work with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders on the Extended Standards. Diane Dacchille and her instructional assistants work in the K-2 ECS1 class with the younger students. Sarah Lilley and her instructional assistants work in the grades 3-5 ECS2 class with the older elementary age students.
Included in our Special Education department we have a School Psychologist (Sarah Hamel), Speech-Language Pathologist (Abbye Jude), and Occupational Therapist (Cammie Key). Our School Psychologist provides testing for below grade level students who demonstrate a need for possible special education services. Our Speech-Language Pathologist evaluates students for speech and language disorders, provides therapeutic services to those students who are determined to be eligible based on WCPSS and DPI guidelines, and is also a resource for teachers and parents. Our OT provides related services for students in need of occupational therapy.