Special Education Staff

Christie Walendzak

Christie Walendzak
Special Education Coordinator

cwalendzak@bgcs.k12.oh.us
419-352-3576 x4032

Ann Sommers

Ann Sommers
Secretary

asommers@bgcs.k12.oh.us
419-352-3576 x4031

Emily Mennitt
School Psychologist

emennitt@bgcs.k12.oh.us
419-352-3576 x4034

Jillian Powell
School Psychologist

jpowell@bgcs.k12.oh.us
419-352-3576 x4035

Sara Isaacs
School Psychologist

sisaacs@bgcs.k12.oh.us
419-352-3576 x4033

Ebony Mundy
Psychology Intern

emundy@bgcs.k12.oh.us
419-352-3576 x4036

 

Special Education


Education Opens Doors

Meeting the needs of individual children within the school environment is the philosophy of the Bowling Green City School District. Bowling Green City Schools comply with federal regulations and the State Board of Education's Rules for the Education of Handicapped Children, and takes an active role in identifying children who may have disabilities. If you know a child from birth to 21 years of age who may have a disability, and who is not receiving services, please contact our Administrative Offices at 419-352-3576.

School-Age Program

The Bowling Green School District provides school-age programming for children 5 through 21 years of age. Through collaboration and utilization of a team approach, the educators of Bowling Green Schools create and implement programs specific to the needs of each child. If you know a child between the ages of 5 through 21 who may have special needs, please contact Ann Sommers at 419-352-3576 ext. 4031.

Assistive Technology

The Special Education Department and the Technology Department participate in on-going collaboration in order to meet the very specific needs of individual students. Projects such as The Assistive Technology Infusion Project Grant that the district was awarded has provided text reading software for specific students. A recent project to provide iPads to the Learning Centers in our schools is serving to meet the unique, individual needs of our learners. Other assistive technology items include specialized keyboards, screen enlargements, and software programs. The Special Education and Technology Departments will continue to search for ways that technology can be used to enhance the learning of our students with special needs.

Resources

American Assoc on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
American Council of the Blind
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Autism Society of Northwest Ohio
Autism: Strategies and Interventions for Success
Big Ideas in Beginning Reading
Cerebral Palsy Guide
Cerebral Palsy Group
Children's Resource Center
Harbor Behavioral Healthcare
Intervention Central
LD Online
National Association for Down Syndrome
National Center for Learning Disabilities
National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders
National Mental Health Information Center
Office of Special Education Programs
Ohio Dept Education: Whose IDEA Is This?
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
Special Education Resources on the Internet
Students With Hearing Impairments
Teacher Created Materials
The Behavior Home Page
The Resource Room
Tourette Syndrome "Plus"
United Cerebral Palsy
Wood Lane

 

137 Clough St
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Phone: 419-352-3576
Fax: 419-352-1701