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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
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
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
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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