Welcome to Pathfinder Pupil Services Department
We are so glad you have chosen our school for your high school career. This Information will give you an overview of the procedures and services available at Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School. As a student whose learning is supported with an Individual Education Program (IEP), our department is here to work with you and your family to make certain that the structure of your schedule is organized to ensure your success at Pathfinder. Because the IEP process for students ages 14 and older can seem very different compared to middle school processes, we hope the information in this brochure makes your transition to Pathfinder smooth and your high school experience what you hoped it would be!
Director of Special Education: The Administrator who oversees the Special Education Department/Guidance is Mrs. Nicole Heroux.
Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Desiree Dewey
School Psychologist: Dr. Daniella LaBarre not only does testing for our school but works with many students on crisis issues
School Adjustment Counselor; Mrs. Kathleen Connelly
Special Education Technology Coordinator: Mr. Michael Forrest
Speech Pathologist: Mrs. Lisa Fuller
Special Education Content Area Teachers:
These special educators are licensed in both special education and academic content areas such as English, Math, Science , and History. They provide specialized instruction i n parallel academic courses.
General Education Teachers:
These teachers work with students in the general education classrooms, utilizing the accommodations and modifications specified in each student's Individual Education Program (IEP).
This Special Educator works with students and consults with general educators and families. The Liaison provides information for the student’s IEP Team meetings, writes Progress Reports and m eets with the student to check i n on progress and/or concerns. A student's Liaison may or may not provide direct instruction for th e student and it is the Special Educator who oversees IEP implementation within Pathfinder.
Mrs. Marina Latourelle
Mrs. Jean Masztel
As a student whose learning is supported with an Individual Education Program (IEP), the Pupil Services department is here to work with you and your family to make certain that the structure of your schedule
Options for Special Education Services at Pathfinder Regional:
Although your Liaison is a key contact for you and your parents at Pathfinder, here are some websites that might be helpful.
Pathfinder Special Education Directory http://www.Pathfindertech.org
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education http://www.doe.mass.edu
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/mrc?
Anti-Discrimination Statement at Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, homeless/ homelessness and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.
Furthermore, District/School policy includes prohibitions of harassment of students and employees, i.e., racial harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation for filing complaints of discrimination.
Your participation in your IEP Team meeting is now essential because your personal goals and plans are the key to developing your IEP and Transition Plan.
We look forward to servicing you child and you for the next 4 years. Please contact us with any concerns or support you need.