Special Education Department

Hello to Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers!

Because the term Special Education can contain stigma for students and caregivers, we are re-branding our department to be called Learning Services. Our Special Education Resource Room (3119) is the Learning Centre. Language is important; however, the critical piece for caregivers to know is that we service all students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs). Our department includes Special Education Resource Teachers (SERTs) and Educational Assistants (EAs) We work as a team to provide additional layers of support to your child. This site provides links to help guide you through critical aspects of your child’s high school career starting with Transition to Grade 9 and extending to Transition to a Postsecondary Pathway. This website is ever-changing and we welcome your input. We will try not to duplicate information found on the other tabs, including Guidance, so if you have deeper questions concerning Course Selections and Postsecondary Programs, please check out the Guidance tab.

We cherish your child and recognize that there are many ways for them to experience success at high school and beyond. Thank you for entrusting us with your child!

Yours in education,
Lisa Douglas
Head of Learning Services
lisa_douglas@wrdsb.ca
519 669-5414 ext 3117
Voicemail: 77740661

LEARNING SERVICES WEBSITE

Department Staff
Click on a staff member to access their website!
Lisa Douglas – Head of Learning Services, GLE Teacher, Special Education Resource Teacher (SERT)

Amanda Groothuis – GLE Teacher, Special Education Resource Teacher (SERT)
Nanci Henderson – Head of Special Education Services, SERT, GLE Teacher (On leave 2020-2021)
Nicole Paquette – Developmental Disabilities (DD) Congregated Class Teacher