Student and Special Education Services

Tamara Drerup
Director of Special Education

The Student & Special Education Services Department is comprised of the EMIS Coordinator and Special Education Department.

The Special Education Department is committed to providing a comprehensive and seamless continuum of quality services for students with disabilities that facilitates the students' academic and social/emotional growth.

The Sidney City School district offers a number of services to students with disabilities including:

  • School Psychological Services
  • Speech and Language Therapy Services
  • Occupational and Physical Therapy Services
  • A variety of supports and services for children with identified disabilities in grades K-12

Ohio School Districts are required to provide free appropriate educational services to all children in their attendance area, ages 3 through 21, who are determined to have a disability.

Disability, in this case, means such conditions as hearing impairments, visual impairments, speech or language impairments, specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities, cognitive disabilities, physical impairments, other health impairments, autism, and traumatic brain injury.

Schools are also required to provide evaluations to determine if a child has such a disability. If you have or know of a child who may have a disability, contact your local school district for more information.  The contact person for the Sidney City School district is Tammy Drerup, Director of Special Education, at 937-497-2210.

The Special Education Department also oversees educational services at other local school locations including Christian Academy, Holy Angels Elementary, and Lehman Catholic High School.

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English as a Second Languate (ESL)

Home Instruction Support

Homeless

School Psychological Services

Special Education Department Contact Information


English as Second Language (ESL)

Supports are available for students in grades K-12 who have a language other than English as their primary or home language and who are not yet English language proficient. The program provides assessment, interventions, and monitoring services. It is designed in accordance with mandated state policies and procedures.

Amy Stratton, English Language Learners
Northood, Longfellow, Whittier
amy.stratton@sidneycityschools.org

Donna Jones, English Language Learners
Emerson, SMS, SHS
donna.jones@sidneycityschools.org


Home Instruction Support

Home instruction is a special education service provided for students who cannot attend school due to significant physical or mental health reasons which prevent a child from attending a regular or special program even with the aid of transportation. Services are determined on an individual basis. Home instruction is designed to assist students so that they do not fall behind in classes. It is a temporary service and is not designed to replace classroom instruction.


Homeless

If you and your family become homeless, you can contact Tammy Drerup at 937-494-2043 for assistance. 


School Psychological Services

School psychological services support families, school, and the community in meeting the academic and mental health needs of students.

The school psychologists:

  • Consult with parents, teachers, and other professionals to promote student well being and achievement.
  • Develop special prevention and intervention programs for students.
  • Advocate sound educational practices for all students.
  • Provide formal assessments of a child's abilities, learning styles, emotional development, and social skills.

Stacey Lefeld, School Psychologist
937-497-2210
stacey.lefeld@sidneycityschools.org

Melissa Welch, School Psychologist
937-497-2210
melissa.welch@sidneycityschools.org

Jayne Evans, School Psychologist
937-497-2210
jayne.evans@sidneycityschools.org

Ashley Wiley, School Psychologist
937-497-2210
ashley.wiley@sidneycityschools.org

 


EMIS

EMIS (Education Management Information System) is the statewide data collection system for Ohio’s primary and secondary education system. Staff, student, district, building, and financial data are collected through this system.

The EMIS Coordinator receives all EMIS mailings from the Ohio Department of Education, disseminates information to the appropriate persons within the district, and ensures that EMIS data is collected and reported in accordance with the ODE EMIS guidelines on behalf of the district.

Joan Neubauer, EMIS Coordinator
937-497-2210
joan.neubauer@sidneycityschools.org


Department Contact Information

Tammy Drerup, Director of Special Education
937-497-2210
tamara.drerup@sidneycityschools.org

Joan Neubauer, EMIS Coordinator
937-497-2210
joan.neubauer@sidneycityschools.org

Lola Fair, Special Education Administrative Assistant
937-497-2210
lola.fair@sidneycityschools.org

Stacey Lefeld, School Psychologist
937-497-2210
stacey.lefeld@sidneycityschools.org

Melissa Welch, School Psychologist
937-497-2210
melissa.welch@sidneycityschools.org

Jayne Evans, School Psychologist
937-497-2210
jayne.evans@sidneycityschools.org

Ashley Wiley, School Psychologist
937-497-2210
ashley.wiley@sidneycityschools.org

Amy Stratton, English Language Learners
Northood, Longfellow, Whittier
amy.stratton@sidneycityschools.org

Donna Jones, English Language Learners
Emerson, SMS, SHS
donna.jones@sidneycityschools.org

 

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