Special Education

In accordance with the Vermont Agency of Education Special Education regulations, Thetford Academy serves students from all categories of disability whose stated Individual Education Program (IEP) goals, objectives, and services can be met within the Academy setting. Special education at TA includes a continuum of services from consultation, referral, and evaluation through case management, classroom accommodations, specialized instruction, and individualized programming.

The goal of the Special Education Department is inclusion, and its faculty and staff work in close collaboration with teachers, grade-level teams, the Student Support Team, and the Academic Council toward a positive, well-rounded, and successful student experience. The department works across teams to enhance communication among faculty and ensure implementation of each student’s plan. Special education faculty and staff also assist students with transition planning as students enter the TA community, and again as they plan for post-graduate life in college or community settings.

The Learning Center, a well-equipped suite of classrooms and office spaces in the Arts and Science Building,is home to TA’s Special Education department. In the Learning Center, students have the opportunity to work with Special Education faculty and staff to receive structured support during the school day.  Students with a current IEP or 504 Plan may be awarded academic credit for successful completion of individualized study in the Learning Center.

Special Education Faculty

Frank Bonnett, Paraprofessional

Frank Bonnett

Special Education Paraprofessional

| Special Education

Alanna Carr, Student Services

Alanna Carr

Special Education Paraprofessional

| Special Education

Jessica Olmstead, Special Education

Jessica Dewey

Special Education Faculty

Student Services | Special Education

Milt Doda

Special Education Faculty

Student Services | Special Education

Sara Freeman, 504 Coordinator

Sara Freeman

504 Coordinator

| Special Education

Lynne Harrison

Special Education Faculty

Student Services | Special Education

Angela Lavoy

Special Education Paraprofessional

Student Services | Special Education

Karen Martin, Special Educator

Karen Martin

Special Education Faculty

Student Services | Special Education

Sadie Mayfield

Special Education Faculty

Student Services | Special Education

Sean Mullen, Special Education

Sean Mullen

Special Education Paraprofessional

| Special Education

Deb Sanders-Dame

Director of Special Education Services

Administration, Student Services | Special Education

Rebecca Sarazin, Special Education

Rebecca Sarazin

Special Education Paraprofessional

| Special Education

Marianne St. Laurent, Paraprofessional Special Educator

Marianne St-Laurent

Special Education Paraprofessional

| Special Education

Whit Van Meter, Special Education

Whit Van Meter

Special Education Paraprofessional

| Special Education

Luke Whitaker

Luke Whitaker

Special Education Paraprofessional

| Special Education