• At John Walton Spencer School 16 we are committed to addressing and meeting the needs of all children. Our special education program is a key component of our instructional program. The faculty and staff recognize the many different ways in which children learn. Our teachers work collaboratively using a variety of instructional strategies to assure all students can access the curriculum. Some children need additional support services to succeed. For students that qualify for special educational services we have special education classes at the grade levels students need.
    We also offer these special educational services:
    Consultant Teacher: Special educational teacher works collaboratively with the general education teacher in the classroom with students.
    Resource room teacher's services for those students that qualify. 
    Our ESS team meets each Mondays to help determine interventions and strategies to target for each child.  Using input from a variety of staff members were are ensuring the right instructionl program for our students.
    Teacher in Charge of Special Education
    Mrs. Cuckovich, School 16Teacher Coordinator of Special Education. Often parents have questions when their child is experiencing academic difficulties and would like to discuss the process with me.  Feel free to contact me and I will respond as quickly possible.   I can usually be reached at School 16 by phone 235-1272.  My email address is the most effective way to meet me.  Mary.Cuckovich@RCSDK12.ORG.
    Consultant teachers work with classroom teachers to assist in modification of materials, scheduling and intervention applications.
    School Psychologist
    School psychologists are part of a school’s intervention team, using various resources to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school. School psychologists often use standardized tests to determine students’ strengths and weaknesses. This information assists them in helping teachers and parents with student learning needs. They also provide counseling and emotional support for students when necessary.
    School Social Worker
    Danielle Burke
    585-235-1272, extension 1410