Jennifer Herman
Director of Special Education
630-301-5082 
Please contact me if you need assistance with:
 
  • Special Education Programs & Services,PK-21
  • Home/Hospital Services
  • District 504 Coordinator
  • Parent Advisory Committee
  • Professional Development
  • Extended School Year
  • Debbie Glock
    Office Professional to Director of Special Education
    630-301-5070 
    Please contact me if you need assistance with:
     
  • Assist and Supports Director of Special Education
  • Special Education Correspondences
  • Special Education Personnel/State Reporting
  • Rachel Naleway
    Assistant Director of Special Education/Middle Schools
    630-301-5075 
    Please contact me if you need assistance with:
     
  • Oversight of Special Ed Programs 6th-8th
  • Oversight of Transition Program for ages 18-22
  • Special Education Leadership to Nurse Services Department
  • Lisa Rausch
    Assistant Director of Special Education/ Elementary School
    630-301-5078 
    Please contact me if you need assistance with:
     
  • Oversight of Special Ed Programs K-5th Grade
  • Special Education Leadership to Speech Services Department
  • Mark Siekierski
    Assistant Director of Special Education/ High School
    630-301-5595 
    Please contact me if you need assistance with:
     
  • Oversight of Special Ed Programs 9th-12th
  • Medicaid Service Tracker Contact
  • Medicaid Time Study Contact
  • Connections Program
  • Janice Gont
    Curriculum Coordinator-Special Education K-12
    630-301-5239 
    Please contact me if you need assistance with:
     
  • Provide Professional Development
  • Instructional Coaching
  • Jaclyn Waldvogel
    Private and Parochial School Facilitator
    630-301-5079 
    Please contact me if you need assistance with:
     
  • Special Education Services for Parochial Schools
  • Psychologist Department Coordinator
  • Social Work Department Coordinator
  • Lara Delgado
    Office Professional-Home Hospital Liason/Records Custodian
    630-301-5080 
    Please contact me if you need assistance with:
     
  • Supports Special Education
  • Special Education Records Custodian
  • District Homebound/Hospital Liaison
  • Darlyne Dwyer
    Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator
    630-301-5281 
    Please contact me if you need assistance with:
     
  • Early Childhood Outcomes(ECO) Reporting
  • Evaluations for Preschoolers Already Enrolled in Dist. 129 Programming
  • Leticia Magana
    Office Professional for Special Education
    630-301-5072 
    Please contact me if you need assistance with:
     
  • State Claim/Reimbursement Child Count
  • IEP+ Support/Support for Special Ed. Director
  • Private Day/ Earl Childhood Transportation
  • Attendance/ Billing for Out of District Students
  • Class Rosters for Special Education Teachers
  • Megan Mussano
    Assistive Technology Coordinator
    630-301-5053 
    Please contact me if you need assistance with:
     
  • Support Student Specific Assistive Technology(AT)
  • Support IEP Teams in Considering AT Needs
  • Provide AT Trainings to Staff, Students and Parents
  • Technical Support for AT Programs and Tools
    • 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 maximizes 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.

      Kind Regards,

      Special Education Administration