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Administrative Guideline Changes

The Twinsburg City School District has recently revised Administrative Guideline 5605, Disciplining Students with Disabilities. A copy can be obtained by clicking on this link.

Pupil Services

Pupil Services administers services that include guidance, health, school psychology, and special education. The team includes school counselors, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, a physical therapist, a parent mentor and school psychologists. They work together with teachers, administrators, and parents in building Intervention Assistance Teams. These teams use a collaborative problem solving process to help understand student strengths and needs. The team then designs appropriate interventions for each student.

The Guidance Staff consists of one counselor for Wilcox Primary, one counselor for Bissell Elementary, two counselors for Dodge Intermediate, two counselors at R. B. Chamberlin Middle and four counselors at Twinsburg High. Peer mediation, conflict resolution, individual record keeping, character education and support groups are a focus each school year.

Special Education provides services to approximately 10% of its student body who have been identified as having a disability. These services include specialized instruction, modifications in curriculum, and accommodations as appropriate to access school programs. Eligibility for these services is determined through an evaluation team report (ETR) by school personnel and parental input in accordance with state and federal definitions and regulations. An individualized educational program (IEP) is then determined by a team as well.

The Ohio Department of Education lists the following thirteen disability categories:
1. intellectual disability
2. hearing impairment including deafness
3. speech or language impairment
4. visual impairment including blindness
5. emotional disturbance
6. orthopedic impairment
7. autism
8. traumatic brain injury
9. other health impairment
10. specific learning disability
11. deaf-blindness
12. multiple disabilities
13. developmental delay

School Counseling Staff:

Twinsburg High School 
Tonia Gregoire
Kristie Lewis
Matt Rutkowski
David Zsoldos
R. B. Chamberlin 
Marcy Richards
Alecia Henderson
Dodge Intermediate
Cheryl Lyndon
Jacob Moauro 
Bissell ElementarySara Braun (Matt Hoffmann)
Wilcox PrimaryKara Morgart
Psychologists provide for evaluation of students and consultation and assistance to the staff and families. Mrs. Vicki Robbins works at Wilcox, Mrs. Alexa Travers works at Dodge/Wilcox, Mrs. Kelly Hrach is at Bissell and RB Chamberlin Middle, and Mr. Kyle Fazio is at Twinsburg High School/Wilcox.
Speech Pathologists assist our students with speech, language and auditory difficulties. Mrs. Robyn Gelwasser works with our preschool children at Wilcox Primary School. Ms. Kathryn Santora works with preschool and kindergarten children at Wilcox Primary School. Mrs. Sarah Quartieri assists students at Wilcox Elementary (Grades 1) and Samuel Bissell Elementary School (Grades 2 & 3). Mrs. Rachele Kelly works with students in grades 4 thru 6 as well as students at RB Chamberlin Middle School and Ms. Kristen Krupinski assists our students in grades 7 thru 12.  
Occupational Therapy (skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives) is provided by Caitlyn Malorni, Tunde Ilkanich, and Beth Illig.
Physical Therapy is handled by Diane Crockett.

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC)

Transition planning is mandated in the Individual with Education Act (IDEA). The transition planning requirements in IDEA includes development of an individual transition plan. Transition planning and services focus on a coordinated set of student centered activities designed to facilitate the students movement from school to post school activities, including post-secondary education. It is a collaborative effort and a responsibility shared by the student, parents, school personnel, and post-secondary personnel.

Transition Coordinator
Stephanie Duttry, M.Ed
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (440)746-8213

Federal Programs

Annual Public Notice - parents and the general public, including individuals with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, have the opportunity to comment regarding the district's use of ESSR or IDEA Part B funds.  If you have any questions or comments regarding the federal programs, please contact the Director of Pupil Services, Ryan Bandiera, at 330-486-2091 or [email protected].