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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  44707

Special Services Staff
Ms. Paige Parsons, Administrative Assistant

School Psychologist
Sydney Linderman, School Psychologist
Margaret Herceg, School Psychologist

Speech and Hearing
Megan Conley, Speech Language Pathologist
Carrie Hess-Laver, Speech Language Pathologist
Kendall Owen- Preschool Speech Language Pathologist*

School Nurse
Lori Serafini, School Nurse

Ashley Kandis, School Nurse**
Tiffany Roush, School Nurse**

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

**Akron Children Hospital Employees