Dear Parents and Guardians,
It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Director of Student Services for the Monson Public School District. I am honored to become a part of the Monson community and have already received such a warm welcome!
I have been working in the field of education for over 14 years. After obtaining my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Anna Maria College, I continued my studies in Educational Psychology at American International College and later obtained my administrator license through Lesley University.
I began my career in education as a School Psychologist and School Counselor, which was extremely rewarding. After obtaining my administrator’s license, I have served as a Special Education Administrator in Leicester and most recently for the Northborough/Southborough Public Schools.
I am extremely passionate about working in education and ensuring that students have every opportunity for success. I look forward to working with the district administration, teachers and staff to enhance your child’s educational experiences throughout the year ahead. My office is located at Quarry Hill Community School and I can be reached at (413) 267-4150 ext. 1446.
Director of Student Services
This notice is provided in compliance with State and Federal regulations for conducting Child Find activities in order to identify students who may be in need of an evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services.
Parents/guardians of children ages 3-22, who reside in Monson and feel their child is in need of an evaluation for determination of eligibility for special education services, can contact the Office of the Pupil Personnel Services located at 43 Margaret Street, Monson, MA 01057.
MCKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESS ASSISTANCE ACT
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, reauthorized in December 2001, as part of the No Child Left Behind Act, ensures educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness, and requires school districts to follow the regulations under this Act. The Monson Public School District identifies at-risk students and ensures the provision of educational services. Any child experiencing homelessness in the community of Monson is entitled to access the same free and appropriate public education that is provided to other children and youth. The homeless liaison is the Director of Pupil Personnel Services, who can be reached through the Central Business Office at 413-267-4151 ext. 1446. http://www.doe.mass.edu/mv/