Special Education Department
The Special Education Department at North Salem Middle/High School provides support for all students, the North Salem stakeholders, through partnership and collaboration. We offer a seamless, flexible and integrated continuum of services. We believe in helping students with disabilities reach higher levels of achievement. One of our goals is to place students with disabilities in the general education setting as much as possible. Our co-teaching model provides the opportunity for students receiving special education to be integrated into general education classrooms. Co-teaching teams consist of one regular education teacher and one special education teacher, both who are highly qualified in the subject/area. In the co-teaching philosophy, both teachers take equal responsibility for the success of all the children in their classroom. Co-teaching provides all students with more options to add depth to their learning and more opportunities for teacher interactions to address their individual needs.
Our department works closely with all other departments to support the mission, in that we engage students to continuously learn and to solve problems through critical and creative thinking. Additionally, teachers work closely with related service providers specifically, speech and counseling, to help our students to become better collaborators and communicators.