Integrated Services

Welcome

The Integrated Services staff within Lincoln Middle School seeks to develop an educational partnership between home, school and the community that ensures a quality education for students with disabilities to become productive, contributing members of society.  We serve students based on needs in a collaborative environment and use research-based instructional strategies to support student achievement.

At Lincoln Middle School we strongly believe in inclusion.  Inclusion means that students are placed in classrooms with general education peers to the highest degree possible based on their individual needs.  There are many benefits to being an inclusive program including: all teachers differentiate instruction to meet all students needs regardless of ability level, reducing stigma and building relationships, high expectations for all students, and has positive effects for all students in the classroom. We believe in leading the Lancer Way, and that means every student will feel included.

Lincoln has three programs that service students with disabilities: Multi-Categorical, ILS and SED. The
Multi-Categorical Integrated Services program provides students who have mild to moderate disabilities. Services vary based on individual needs of each student identified and are determined through an IEP team meeting with all required members present. Services are specially designed to meet student needs and for student progress, with accelerated growth, in academics, social emotional, behavioral, and functional skills. At our school we provide services within their general education classroom as well as pull out support for math, literacy and social skills when it is deemed necessary. Special educators and general educators co- teach English and Math classes in order to provide differentiation for all students.

SED

It  is  our  purpose  to  provide  the  climate,  instruction,  and  supports  necessary  to  change  students’  emotional  and  behavioral  responses,  thereby  allowing  them  to  positively  experience  school  and  life  fully.  We  provide  every  student  with  a  safe  and  positive  learning  environment  that  reveals  students’  potentials;  cultivates  self-worth,  respect  for  others,  and  the  desire  to  learn;  and  develops  the  personal  responsibility  and  accountability  critical  for  meeting  the  demands  of  educational  and  community  environments.  Lincoln Middle School strives to implement specific standards and indicators to help students identified with SED grow socially, emotionally, behaviorally, and psychologically, which will ultimately promote students to be successful in all aspects of their lives.

Paraprofessional-Alicia Berry-Chaney 

ILS

The ILS program provides services and supports to students with significant support needs. These students have diverse skills and abilities. Students with significant support needs are best defined as but not limited to students with blindness, low vision, deafness, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blindness, significant developmental delay, complex health issues, serious physical impairment, multiple disability, and/or autism.

Paraprofessional-Stacy Dragan and Kimberly Hernandez

Multi-categorical

The Multi-categorical Integrated Services program provides students who have mild to moderate disabilities. Services vary based on individual needs of each student identified and are determined through an IEP team meeting with all required members present. Services are specially designed to meet student needs and for student progress, with accelerated growth, in academics, social emotional, behavioral, and functional skills. At our school we provide services within their general education classroom as well as pull out support for math, literacy and social skills when it is deemed necessary. Special educators and general educators co-teach English and Math classes in order to provide differentiation for all students.

Paraprofessional-Julie Martin and Lisa Branaman

Special Service Providers

Aleki Davis-Speech Language Pathologist and Department Lead
adavis@psdschools.org

Patricia Atherly-Occupational Therapist 
patherly@psdschools.org

Xali Sommers-School Psychologist
xsommers@psdschools.org

Melissa French-Vision Teacher
mfrench@psdschools.org

Natala Paroz-Social Worker
nparoz@psdschools.org
 

Paraprofessional