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Special Education Task Force

The purpose of the IRSD Special Education Task Force is to examine current practices through system transparency in order to strengthen operations. This process will:

  • Identify current systematic challenges,
  • Develop a priority framework based on students and families,
  • Increase knowledge of and adherence to federal guidelines that impact services across all facets of operation for this division.

Task Force Members
Dr. Heather M. Statler, Indian River Board of Education, Chairperson
Laura Hattier, Indian River School District
Regena Izzo, Indian River School District
Jennah Truitt, Lord Baltimore Elementary School
Leigh Argo, Indian River School District
Page Lyons, Howard T. Ennis School
Melissa Grunewald, Indian River School District
Brandon Gibbs, Georgetown Elementary School
Matthew Kleinstuber, Millsboro Middle School


For more information about the task force, contact Board of Education member Dr. Heather M. Statler at heather.statler@irsd.k12.de.us

CLICK HERE to view the Special Education Task Force report for 2016-2017

SETF comments and suggestions

Click on the envelope to send your comments and suggestions to the Special Education Task Force.



IRSD Special Education Task Force

Heather Statler
Dr. Heather M. Statler
Board of Education, Chairperson

Laura Hattier
Laura Hattier
Indian River School District

Regena Izzo
Regena Izzo
Indian River School District

Jennah Truitt
Jennah Truitt
Lord Baltimore Elementary School

Leigh Argo

Leigh Argo
Indian River School District

Page Lyons
Page Lyons
Howard T. Ennis School

Melissa Grunewald
Melissa Grunewald
Indian River School District

Brandon Gibbs
Brandon Gibbs
Georgetown Elementary School

Matthew Kleinstuber
Matthew Kleinstuber
Millsboro Middle School