Special Education Department

  •  Special Education provides a continuum of services for students with an IEP (Individualized Education Plan). These services are reviewed on a yearly basis and formally reevaluated every three years. Courses and needed supports are determined by the IEP team which consists of the student, parent, and appropriate Special Education and General Education staff. Each student receiving special education services is assigned a case manager who coordinates the services identified in the IEP. This is accomplished through collaboration, consultation, and direct services to ensure access to the core curriculum in the least restrictive environment.

Contact Information

Special Education Department Photo

  • Special Education Teachers

    SPED teachers

    Front Row: Christina Ghiotto, Gina Howley, Breanne Nikkel, Kelly Rivera, Christine Filer, April Kopsel, Carrie Driscoll, Jon Crawford, Eric Woosley
    Row Two: Eric Novak, Mike Steger, Amanda Hessler, Nicole Schertz, Sarah Romanowski, Sara Newcomb, Ashley Wasserman, Alyssa Sprovieri, Jessica Monteleone, Anna Quinn, Dan Hemmens, Steve Ondrus
    Row Three: Jake Privett, Jennifer Jansen, Fred Gafrick, Jennifer Schaefer, Adam Pucylowski, Emily Yung, Karen Manganello, Brandon Moriarty, Dave Hughes, Jeff Zimmerman
    Not Pictured: Amy Contois, Michelle Hasse, Elyse Minhas, Samantha Stanley

    Special Education Para Professionals

    SPED Paraprofessionals
    Front Row: Connie Onori, Anna Orozco, Colleen Joyce, Subhomita Senmazundar, Humera Tasaduq, Maureen Sheehan, Staci Ridgeway
    Row Two: Dylan Scott, Karen Rakosnik, Teal Cyko, Dave Kursher, Skip Sagan, Richard Oberhauer, Cait Swinford, Phil Allen
    Not Pictured: Melanie Bagel

Special Education Staff Directory

First Name Last Name Position Phone 1(630) Email
Amy Contois LBS Teacher 369-5171 acontois@naperville203.org
Jon Crawford Department Chair 420-6610 jcrawford@naperville203.org
Christine Filer LBS Teacher 420-3035 cfiler@naperville203.org
Morgan Foreman Vision Itinerant 420-4037 mforeman@naperville203.org
Jessica Freed LBS Teacher 579-7390 jfreed@naperville203.org
Fred Gafrick LBS Teacher 420-2301 fgafrick@Naperville203.org
Christina Ghiotto LBS Teacher 328-5839 cghiotto@naperville203.org
Cayla Gibson LBS Teacher 548-4734 cmgibson@naperville203.org
Michelle Hasse Speech-Language Pathologist 548-5512 mchasse@naperville203.org
David Hughes LBS Teacher 328-5988 dchughes@naperville203.org
Jennifer Jansen LBS Teacher 420-4262 jjansen@Naperville203.org
Patrice Kainrath Speech-Language Pathologist 757-581-7395 pkainrath@Naperville203.org
April Kopsel Speech-Language Pathologist 548-4520 akopsel@naperville203.org
Nick Lago LBS Teacher 369-5098 nlago@Naperville203.org
Karyn Manganello LBS Teacher 369-5182 kmanganello@naperville203.org
Sarah Meyers Special Education Department Chair 369-5235 smeyers@naperville203.org
Elyse Minhas LBS Teacher 961-6193 eminhas@Naperville203.org
Jessica Monteleone LBS Teacher 369-5183 jmonteleone@Naperville203.org
Brandon Moriarty LBS Teacher 579-7184 bmoriarty@naperville203.org
Sarah Murray Occupational Therapist 328-5972 smurray1@naperville203.org
Sara Newcomb LBS Teacher 369-5148 snewcomb@naperville203.org
Laura Newell Physical Therapist 548-4571 lnewell@naperville203.org
Breanne Nikkel LBS Teacher 369-5252 bnikkel@naperville203.org
Eric Novak LBS Teacher 369-5159 enovak@Naperville203.org
Steve Ondrus LBS Teacher 983-2483 sondrus@Naperville203.org