Special Education

Welcome to the Special Education Department for West Aurora School District 129. We provide a wide continuum of quality programs which create optimal learning experiences to meet each child’s individualized needs. Our department serves not only our students, but their families and district staff.  

Diagnostic services to assist in educational planning are provided when specific individual evaluations are necessary. All services are coordinated with general education and parents.  Special Education Services are accessed through a problem-solving process conducted by our PPS building teams by request. The Pupil Personnel Team meets regularly to discuss concerns and make recommendations if further action is deemed appropriate. Each building has a PPS Team leader to assist in facilitating this process.

If a student is found eligible through the evaluation process, a variety of instructional programs are available. These include consultation with classroom staff, in-class support, resource room assistance, and specialized instructional classes. In addition, a range of related services may be included such as speech/language therapy, occupational or physical therapy, and counseling services.

West Aurora School District 129 is committed to providing an education that addresses the unique potential of each child we serve.  As a department, we strive to serve our school community and develop collaborative relationships with parents and staff.

Jennifer Herman

Jennifer Herman

Director, Special Education
Mark Siekierski

Mark Siekierski

Assistant Director, Special Education
Rachel Naleway

Rachel Naleway

Assistant Director
Lisa Rausch

Lisa Rausch

Assistant Director
Megan Mussano

Megan Mussano

Assistive Technology Coordinator
Brittany Luxton

Brittany Luxton

Teacher, LBS
Lara Delgado

Lara Delgado

Office Professional
Debbie Glock

Debbie Glock

Office Professional, Special Education
Jennifer Mayer

Jennifer Mayer

Office Professional