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Administrative Special Education Consultants

Covered Bridge Special Education District has administrative consultants that consist of the Executive Director, Assistant to the Director and District Supervisors.  The role of the Administrative Team is to monitor compliance with state laws in accordance with Article 7 and serve as a resource/ consultant to schools within the Covered Bridge Special Education District.

Mr. Jeff Blake
Executive Director
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Ext: 201

Secretary: Pam Creager
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Ext: 210

 

Responsibilities of the Executive Director
Mission and focus of the District Supervision of Administrative Team and CBSED Employees

 

Ruth Tobias
Assistant Director
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Secretary: Joyce Swoveland
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Ext: 230

 

Curriculum Coordinator
Supervisor of Itinerant Staff of: Blind /Low Vision, Deaf /Hard of Hearing, Orthopedic Impairment Programs for all participating school districts

 

Mrs. Debbie Hacker
District Supervisor
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Ext: 208

Secretary: Joyce Swoveland
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Ext: 230

 

Consultant for: Rockville Community Schools, Southwest Parke Community Schools, South Vermillion Community Schools, Chauncey Rose Middle School and Otter Creek Middle School in Vigo County

 

Mrs. Sarah Reuter
District Supervisor
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Secretary: Joyce Swoveland
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Ext: 230

 

Program Supervisor for: Covered Bridge Special Education District Preschool for all participating school districts

 

Ms. Kathy Mahalek
District Supervisor
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Ext: 205

Secretary: Marleena Worrell
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Ext: 236

 

Consultant for: Terre Haute North High School, Terre Haute South High School, West Vigo High School, McLean High School, Washington High School, Honey Creek Middle School, West Vigo Middle School in Vigo County

 

Dr. John Olsen
District Supervisor
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Ext: 206

Secretary: Cindy Ayala
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Ext: 250

 

Consultant for: Sarah Scott Middle School, Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Vigo County.

Supervisor of: Psychological Services and Alternative Programming for all participating school districts

 

Mrs. Kelly Brentlinger
District Supervisor
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Secretary: Marleena Worrell
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Consultant for: Vigo County Elementary Schools, Non public Schools

Program Supervisor for: Language and Speech Impairment Services for all participating school districts

 

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Assistive Technology

Assistive technology facilitates communication, motor, education, recreation, vocation and independence.  Covered Bridge Special Education District provides assistance to students with disabilities and those working with them to help maximize the benefit of their education.  This includes consultation, assessments, training students and teachers, dissemination of information and acquisition of assistive technology.  

Technology makes tasks easier for individuals without disabilities.
Assistive Technology makes tasks possible for individuals with disabilities.

Assistive Technology Team

  • April Newton, Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Beth Haley, Special Education Teacher
  • Lynn Monroe, Physical Therapist
  • Ruth Tobias, Chairperson
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Autism Team Consultants

Covered Bridge Special Education District provides Behavior Assistants that help teachers analyze needs and develop strategies in working with students with Autism.

 

Autism Team Consultant                         Behavior Assistant

           Beth Kindy                                                                  Cheryl Cash

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Employment Specialists

Covered Bridge Special Education District provides the Community Work Skills Training Program.  This program provides a partnership between the four school corporations in the Covered Bridge Special Education District and area businesses along with not-for–profit agencies.  The program provides job exploration as well as job skill training for students with disabilities. Employment Specialists serve as liaisons between classroom and worksite.  They provide consultation and support to businesses as well as direct training and supervisory support for each student in the program.

Supervisors

  • Jeff Blake, Executive Director
  • Kathy Mahalek, District Supervisor

Staff

  • Retta Wilson, Employment Specialist/ Department Chair
  • Penny Conley, Employment Specialist
  • Carissa Hedden, Employment Specialist
  • Sue Jeffrey, Employment Specialist
  • Vicki McCampbell, Employment Specialist
  • Libby McCarty, Employment Specialist
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Functional Curriculum Coach

Covered Bridge Special Education District provides a functional curriculum coach who guides, trains and consults with educators to provide support using best educational practices. The functional coach also chooses research-based materials and establishes priorities for students with moderate and severe disabilities.

Supervisor

  • Jeff Blake, Executive Director

Functional Curriculum Coach

  • Beth Kindy
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Itinerant services for orthopedic, vision and hearing impairments

Covered Bridge Special Education District provides itinerant teaching staff that consult and monitor programs for students with orthopedic impairments, hearing impairments and visual impairments that are eligible for special education services under the Article VII eligibility guidelines.

Supervisor

  • Ruth Tobias, Assistant Director

Itinerant Teachers of students with orthopedic impairments

  • Mary Beth Dugger
  • Ann Ferguson
  • Lynn Milsho
  • Marissa Caldwell

Itinerant Teachers of students with hearing impairments

  • Cindy Gloye
  • Christina Chaney

Itinerant Teachers of students with vision impairments

  • Mary Ann Guess
  • Donna Stewart
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Nursing Services

Covered Bridge Special Education District provides Nursing services for special education students 3 –22 years of age that are in preschool, MO/SV classrooms, or have disabilities that inhibit access to school environments.

Supervisor

  • Jeff Blake, Executive Director

Nurses

  • Amy Ladd, RN /K-12
  • Debbie Smitley, RN /Preschool
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Occupational Therapy

Covered Bridge Special Education District provides physical therapists and occupational therapists who evaluate fine, gross and sensory motor function.  The therapists assist the IEP team to develop goals which will maximize the student’s access to their school environment and curriculum.  Therapists promote student independence with recommendations about:  adaptive equipment needed for positioning/function, mobility and transfers, assistive technology, and sensory strategies/supports.

Supervisor

  • Ruth Tobias, OT, OT/PT Department Chair

Staff:

  • Kim Beasley, OT
  • Libby Gallagher, OT
  • Danielle Hargis Scott, OT
  • Tara MacDonald, OT
  • Michelle Oetjen, OT
  • Peggy Woodsmall, OT
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Physical Therapy

Supervisor

  • Ruth Tobias, OT, OT/PT Department Chair

Staff

  • Jan Croft, PT
  • Mary Feiler, PTA
  • Kelly Mauer, PT
  • Lynn Monroe, PT
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Preschool Language and Speech Services

Covered Bridge Special Education District provides Speech therapy services at all preschool classroom sites as well as a two-day per week language development class and one day per week articulation class provided at the CBSED Preschool Speech and Language Office at Sarah Scott Middle School.

Supervisor

  • Sarah Reuter, District Supervisor

Staff

  • Lisa Cantrell, SLP
  • Elizabeth Elkins, SLP
  • Debbie Harrison, SLP
  • Kortni Martindale, SLP
  • Jo Stringfellow, SLP

Covered Bridge
Special Education District

1320 Walnut Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Phone (812) 462-4364
Fax (812) 462-4377

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