Special Programs

Welcome to the Lebanon School District Department of Special Education. The primary goal of our department is to address each student as an individual with unique strengths and needs. Through the identification, re-evaluation, and IEP planning process, we strive to address these strengths and needs to provide opportunities for success academically, socially, and vocationally. Rather than focusing on students’ differences, we aim to include every student as an equal member of the Lebanon School District. We welcome and encourage all students to participate in all the activities our schools offer including clubs, student government, instrumental and vocal music, social activities, athletics, theatre, community service, and, of course, academics. Most importantly, we invite parents and guardians to be an active part of their child’s IEP team. A strong bond of cooperation and communication between the school, parents, and community is essential to maintain student motivation and success. On the following pages, you will find staff names and assignments. Please feel free to communicate with us regularly to keep everyone in touch and/or to schedule a visit to school.

Joshua Coatsworth
Director of Special Education

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Kelly Bastek-Jones
Special Education Supervisor

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Betty Miller
Special Education Supervisor

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Jan Wilson
Administrative Assistant

Professional Staff

Elementary Teachers Building Support Grades
Amanda Quinn Northwest Supplemental Learning Support K-3
Tammy Conners Southwest Itinerant Learning Support K-5
Julie Blouch District Gifted Support K-5
Jacob Bucy Northwest Supplemental Learning Support 4-5
Kyra Hackman Harding Itinerant Learning Support K-5
Chris Fairbanks Harding Full-time Emotional Support 3-5
Danielle Palardy Harding Full-time Emotional Support K-2
Alyssa Clemens Southeast Itinerant Learning Support K-5
Joelle Hurst Henry Houck Full-time Life Skills Support 3-5
Jessica Bahler Henry Houck Itinerant Learning Support K-5
Heather Shanfelder Henry Houck Full-time Life Skills Support K-2
Kerri Snook Northwest Itinerant Learning Support K-5
Danielle Martin Northwest Full-time Autistic Support K-2
Karoline Anthony Northwest Full-time Autistic Support 3-5
Kolby Stellar Northwest Supplemental Learning Support 3-5
 

Middle School Teachers

 

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Grades

Erica Allen LMS Autistic Support 6-8
Kathryn Marinkov LMS Supplemental Learning Support 7
Kadie Dasher LMS Itinerant Learning Support 8
Katie Dresely LMS Full-time Life Skills Support 6-8
Amy Godshall LMS Supplemental Learning Support 6
Nate Myers LMS FT/Supp Emotional Support 6-8
Nathan Luckenbill LMS Supplemental Learning Support 8
Mike McGuigan LMS FT/Supp Emotional Support 6-8
Paula Dougherty LMS Itinerant Learning Support 7
Jessica Savitsky LMS Itinerant Learning Support 6
 

High School Teachers

 

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TBA LHS Supplemental Learning Support 9-12
Megan Brown LHS Full-time Life Skills Support 9-12
Sue Doerrman LHS Itinerant Learning Support 9-12
Melissa Hallman LHS Full-time Emotional Support 9-12
Elizabeth Heckard LHS Full-time Life Skills 9-12
Colleen Shay LHS Supplemental Emotional Support 9-12
Marci Lymaster LHS Supplemental Learning Support 9-12
Staci O’Byle LHS Itinerant Learning Support 9-12
Glenda Peiffer LHS Supplemental Learning Support 9-12
Kelly Bucy LHS/Harding Itinerant Learning Support 9-12
Rachel Strauser LHS Itinerant Learning Support 9-12
 

Speech Pathologists

 

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Courtney Light LHS and LMS Speech and Language Pathologist K-5
Beth Keaton Harding Speech and Language Pathologist K-5
Lucille Wakefield Southeast and Southwest Speech and Language Pathologist K-5
Christine Kuhl LMS and LHS Speech and Language Pathologist 6-12
Joann Warner Northwest Speech and Language Pathologist K-5
Kristin Winters Henry Houck and LMS Speech and Language Pathologist K-8
 

District Staff

 

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Melanie Bennetch Occupational Therapist
Laura Creek Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Krista Andes Social Worker
Daniel Gruber Transition Coordinator
 

School Psychologists

 

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Ben Andrews Northwest and LHS
Krista Rownd TBA
Jennifer Garver LMS and Southeast
Kirsten Hurley SW, Harding, and HH

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