Special Education


    Special Education Department

    Mary Alice Hipwell, Director of Special Education mhipwell@mechanicville.org, (518) 664-7336 x2503
    Suzanne LeForestier, CPSE/CSE Chairperson/School Psychologist -Grades 6-12 (518) 664-7336 x2405
    Jessica Harris, CPSE & CSE Chairperson for grades K-5 School Psychologist - Grades K-5 jharris@mechanicville.org
    Lynn Dorr, 504 Coordinator/School Social Worker - Grades K-12 (518) 664-7336 x2404 MJSHS) x2505 (Elem)
    Sandra Reilly, Special Education Secretary. sreilly@mechanicville.org (518) 664-7336x2503

    Help in Understanding Common Core and Its Effect on an IEP

    For a memorandum on resources to assist parents with understanding the Common Core and how an IEP should support a student's progress toward the Common Core Standards go to:



    Definitions for parents of special education children

    There are a lot of terms, acronyms and jargon that is specific to the special education world. Behind the terms, though, is important information about things that will impact your child's education. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with some of these terms. They may help you later. 

     Click here to visit a dictionary of terms that are common to Special Education. 



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