Special Education

The Office of Special Education oversees the following:

  • Eligibility for special education services.
  • Implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEP).
  • Maintenance of special education records.
  • Monitoring of special education rules and regulations.
  • Preschool screening.
  • Child Find and Proportionate Share
  • Related services including speech and language, social work, occupational therapy, etc.
  • Response to Intervention (RtI).

Interpreters for Special Education/504 Meetings
Effective June 10, 2022, school districts must provide qualified interpreters for parents who do not normally speak English, and licensed interpreters for deaf parents, at multidisciplinary meetings, mediations, Section 504 meetings and due process hearings. If you would like to request an interpreter for any of these meetings, please contact Karen Johnson, Administrative Assistant for Special Education at (847) 498-2610 ext. 5130 or johnson.k@nb27.org.

Notification Regarding Related Service Logs as Student Records
Students with disabilities may receive related services as part of their individual education programs (IEPs). The school district will maintain related service logs that record the type and number of minutes of related service(s) administered to such students. These service logs are considered part of a student’s temporary school record. Copies of the related service logs will be available to parents/guardians at their child’s annual review IEP meeting and anytime upon request of the child’s parent or guardian. The district shall comply with a request for the record without unnecessary delay, in no case, more than 15 business days after the request has been made.

Procedural Safeguards for Parents/Guardians of Students with Disabilities (PDF)

Director of Special Education

Heather Miehl, Director of Special Education

Heather Miehl

(847) 498-2610, ext. 5118
miehl.h@nb27.org

Department Staff

Mitch Singer
Asst. Director for Special Education
(847) 498-2610, ext. 5132
singer.m@nb27.org
 
Elizabeth Kramer
K-8 Behavioral Coach
(847) 498-2610, ext. 5133
kramer.e@nb27.org
 
Karen Johnson
Admin. Asst. for Special Education
(847) 498-2610, ext. 5130