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Welcome to Mercer Middle School. Welcome. Introductions Administrative Staff Subject Area Lead Teacher – Michelle Kreft and Lisa Maylott Intellectual Disability Program – Terry Genther Autism Program – Stephanie Worthley Emotional Disability Program – Deshonna Smith

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Welcome to mercer middle school

Welcome to Mercer Middle School


Welcome

Welcome

  • Introductions

    • Administrative Staff

    • Subject Area Lead Teacher – Michelle Kreft and Lisa Maylott

    • Intellectual Disability Program – Terry Genther

    • Autism Program – Stephanie Worthley

    • Emotional Disability Program – Deshonna Smith

    • 6th Grade – Deborah Clayton-Walker and Rusty Maclin

    • 7th Grade and 8th Grade Teachers

      • Suzanne Hinkle - Science

      • Casey Chapman – Lang. Arts, History, and Science

      • Michelle Kreft – Math

      • Lisa Maylott - English


Introductions

Introductions

  • Speech Language Pathologist – Katie Robertson

  • Occupational Therapist – Meghan Wertz

  • Physical Therapist – Sally Reed

  • Consulting Teachers – Tammi Flanagan and Sarah Buswell

  • Mercer SEAC Parent Liaison- ?????

  • PTA President – Karen Goodwin


Definition

Definition

  • The case manger is the individual who has the primary responsibility for ensuring that the special education process for the student is accomplished. As such they are responsible for:

    • Developing, reviewing, and revising the IEP

    • Ensuring the IEP is implemented

    • Coordinating the implementation of all services

    • Writing and reporting educational progress

    • Managing the ongoing review of the student’s need for educational service, including the yearly IEP and the three year reevaluation process


The mercer case manager

The Mercer Case Manager

  • Will maintain the highest level of professionalism and confidentiality

  • Will get to know your child personally and be a partner in their success

  • Will actively monitor academic/social progress and make necessary/immediate changes for areas of concern

  • Will effectively communicate with parents

    • Proactive communication

    • Return phone calls and emails within 24 hours

  • Will adhere to IEP and reporting deadlines

    • Draft IEP’s 1 week prior to IEP meetings

    • Progress reports with every report card


Who to contact

Who to contact?


The mercer experience

The Mercer Experience

  • Anti-Bullying Efforts

    • Safe School Ambassadors – Nick Cottone

    • Bully Prevention - Counselors

  • Student Support Mentors and Clubs

    • Mercer Teacher Cadets – Recognized by SEAC for Excellence in Special Education

    • Mercer PRIDE club

  • School Social Groups

    • Facilitated by counseling department, school social worker, and school psychologist

  • Clinical Team

    • Meets twice a month to discuss behavioral concerns

  • High School Transition

    • Student panels, teacher panels, high school visits, and high school representative at the annual IEP meeting

  • Resource Time

    • Re-teaching, remediation, and enrichment time


New this year

New This Year

  • New IEP software

  • Partnership with I’m Determined Project

  • Parent Portal – Clarity

    • See Mercer Middle School’s Website for more information


Clubs and activities

Clubs and Activities

  • All students are encouraged to participate in after school clubs and activities

  • School provides transportation and support (if needed) so all students can participate in the club or activity

  • Over 25 clubs and activities


Clubs and activities1

Clubs and Activities


Parents

Parents


Other resources

Other Resources

  • Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

    • Meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Administration Building

  • Mercer Middle School PTA

  • Parent Resource Center

  • Virginia Department of Education – Special Education

  • I’m Determined Project


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