LIVINGSTON COUNTY SPECIAL SERVICES UNIT

www.lcssu.org

920 Custer Avenue
Suite A
Pontiac, IL 61764
TEL: (815) 844-7115
FAX: (815) 842-3170
TDD: (815) 842-3170

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

SERVICES

1. Provides special education services to Livingston County Public Schools.

2. Supervise special education services and programs throughout the county.

3. Coordinate the entitlement and educational planning for special needs students.

4. Help plan special services and programming for children with special needs (i.e. Behaviorally Disordered, etc.)

5. Assist in evaluating students’ adjustment to school environment with school based counseling.

6. Assist in developing plans and making recommendations for implementing Individual Educational Plans (IEP).

7. Provides school, parents and students with educational resources.

8. Provides services to students in need of concentrated services for Learning / Behavior / Emotional challenges at Livingston County Academy and Livingston County Crossroads Academy.

9. Provide services to students 3-6 and 7-10 years of age with communication delays through the S.A.I.L.S. I & II (Strategies for Achieving Independent Lives for Students) programs.

10. Provides professional development and training to school staff and parents.

AREA SERVED

Livingston County – 11 school districts.

ENTITLEMENT PROCESS

Consideration for services is made directly to the school district of residence or Livingston County Special Services Unit.
ELIGIBILITY

Must be 3 to 21 years of age and must be registered in public school.

FEE SCHEDULE

There is no cost to the parents.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY SPECIAL SERVICES STAFF / TITLE

Dawn E. Conway Director
Sandy Schade Secretary to Director
Rose Smith Assistant Director
Clark Reamer Program Supervisor
Tina Butterbrodt Program Supervisor
Julia Cotter Program Supervisor
Amber Jordan Program Supervisor
Caryl McCoy Program Supervisor
Thomas Proctor Program Supervisor
Jennifer Turnbow School Psychologist
Melissa Kerber-Long School Psychologist
Ginger Brainard School Psychologist
Tanya Milanowski School Psychologist
Sue Peters School Psychologist
Brent Sylvester School Psychologist
Elizabeth Casper School Psychologist
Linda Anderson School Social Worker
Tanya Bell School Social Worker
Kate Fagan-Nelson School Social Worker
Maureen Drach School Social Worker
Kathy Kelly School Social Worker
Jody Norman School Social Worker
Rebecca Spencer School Social Worker
Pam Posey Work Study Coordinator
Kim Cox Preschool Screening Coordinator
Melinda Eymann Bookkeeper
Jean Corrigan Receptionist
Kathy Legner Records Custodian
Tiffany Haan Speech Pathologist
Ellen Horton Speech Pathologist
Tanya Boomgarden Speech Pathologist
Chelsie Chaney Speech Pathologist
Joan Smetzer Speech Pathologist
Christine Zinn Speech Pathologist Paraprofessional
Christine Stark Occupational Therapist
Faye Clark COTA
Cheryle Hudelson COTA
Tammy Walker COTA
Richard Fosdick Maintenence
Anna Hickey School Psychologist Intern
Susan Werner School Social Worker
Sara Zielinski Occupational Therapist

LIVINGSTON COUNTY ACADEMY STAFF / TITLE
Thomas Proctor Principal
Natalie Shumaker Teacher
April Schneeman Teacher
Jessica Melvin Teacher’s Aide
Jen Pfeifer Teacher’s Aide

CROSSROADS SCHOOL STAFF / TITLE
Thomas Proctor Principal
Lori Mecikalski Secretary
Diane Cotter Teacher
Tammy Fairley Teacher
Daniel Erwin Teacher
Bryan Yuhas Teacher
Deb Clardy Teacher’s Aide
Robert Fabian Teacher’s Aide
LuAnn Schuler Teacher’s Aide
Jo Lindsay Counselor / Behavior Consultant

SAILS I STAFF / TITLE
Thomas Proctor Principal
Carissa Webster Teacher
Judy Townsend Teacher’s Aide

SAILS II STAFF / TITLE
Thomas Proctor Principal
Mallory Ploch Teacher
Sharon Schneider Teacher’s Aide
Kathryn Thyne Teacher’s Aide