Pupil Personnel Services
The Pupil Personnel Services department creates opportunities and provides assistance for student learning through our in-district counselors, nurses, social workers,occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, school psychologists and intervention specialists. The Pupil Personnel Services staff collaboratively bring their experience, expertise, and resources together with our teachers to respond to the academic and social emotional needs of our students.
East Cleveland City Schools are dedicated to ensuring that appropriate special education services are provided for all eligible students from birth through 21 years of age. We have high expectations for all children, and in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), ensure access to the general education curriculum in regular education classrooms, to the maximum extent possible. The District offers a full continuum of special education services readily available throughout the District, with programs serving children with learning challenges, multiple disabilities, emotional/behavioral needs, as well as those with speech/language and other related services needs. The District’s special education staff is committed to serving our students and their families. We value both collaboration and communication in the process of meeting the unique needs of every child.
If you have a child who you believe has a disability, please contact Courtney Bean Jones at (216) 268-6474.
Parent Mentor Project
The Objective of the Parent Mentor Project is to be a partner in creating a system of services and resources within school districts and communities to support families of children with disabilities. Through interaction and communication with families, school staff and the greater community, partnerships and alliances may develop in support of children and youth with disabilities. Parent Mentors serve as a resource and liaison between families, school staff and the community.
Through an understanding of special education processes in the district and personal experience, Parent Mentors support families to become meaningfully engaged in their child’s education. An understanding of parent notice, evaluation team reports and IEPs ensures that families receive accurate, basic information about the supports and services for children with disabilities. Providing assistance to families in understanding the questions to ask and the information to request, as well as sharing parent perspectives in meetings with school staff, will support common understanding, mutual respect and trust. The Parent Mentor for East Cleveland City Schools is Tellawanda Moore and her phone number is 216.249.4261.