Message from the Director

The Hanover Park Regional High School District is dedicated to providing the best secondary education possible for all its students regardless of their individual differences and unique learning styles. As Director of Special Services, it is my responsibility to promote the overall mission of the district that focuses on preparing all students to be capable and confident life-long learners. Students identified as in need of special education and related services are given equal access to the quality education provided by the district. This is accomplished through the coordination of our multi-disciplinary child study team that works in collaboration with students, parents, teachers, and support staff to develop goals and implement specially designed instruction that maximizes academic success, recognizes students' potential and fosters social and emotional development. I am committed to promoting a caring community of professionals that meet the diverse academic, emotional and social needs of all of our students in a respectful and positive environment.

The special education process can be complicated and complex. Communication and collaboration between families and educators are key ingredients in providing a successful experience for all our students. Regulations sometimes confuse matters, but our staff is prepared to do the best they can to address your child’s needs while satisfying regulations at the same time.

This website has been developed to provide important information to students, parents and staff. It is my hope that this website offers you an opportunity to have a resource that is easy to use and improves communication for the benefit of our special needs population.

Mission Statement

The mission of the School Counseling and Special Services Departments in the Hanover Park Regional High School District is to help all students reach their highest academic potential, set post-secondary college and career goals, and maintain positive social, emotional, and character development. The departments work to make their office suites supportive and welcoming environments. Counselors and case managers collaborate with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and the community to provide a comprehensive support system that meets the varied needs of students.