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Student Services & Support

Our Vision 

To collaborate, support, and empower for excellence. 

Our Mission

To meet the unique needs of each student by providing high-quality specialized services in collaboration with staff, families, and the community.

Our Purpose

To maximize student potential as members of their community through the provision of an exceptional education.

The Barrington 220 School District provides a full continuum of special education and related services to all students who meet requirements in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and mandates from the Illinois State Board of Education. Each school provides a variety of services to support students. All schools and programs are committed to providing services in the least restrictive environment. This commitment enables students to participate in and benefit from the general education curriculum as much as possible.

The goal of special education and related services is to support each student and address the student’s individual needs. An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is developed in collaboration with parents, general education teachers, and special education staff on an annual basis. Parents receive updates on their child’s progress/IEP goals at each marking period.

A Student Services Team is available at each school and is composed of general and special education teachers, a nurse, a psychologist, a social worker, a speech/language pathologist, and an administrator. Other staff, including occupational therapists, physical therapists, behavioral consultants, assistive technology facilitators, adaptive physical education teachers, and vision/hearing therapists are also available, as needed. The team collaborates to adapt curriculum and teaching strategies to meet individual student needs.

If you, as a parent, have concerns about your student's progress or are seeking information about an IEP, please contact either your student's school team or the Student Services & Support Department at 847-842-3507.

*School personnel who provide related services to students are required to maintain written logs that contain the service provided, the date and the number of minutes administered. These related service logs must be provided to parents/guardians during the student’s annual review IEP meeting and also anytime upon request. These service logs are considered part of a student’s temporary school records.

*Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an individualized education program under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, may qualify for services under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if the student (i) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (ii) has a record of a physical or mental impairment, or (iii) is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment. Click here to view Section 504 procedures and procedural safeguards.

student services & support staff
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Michelle Acosta


Jordan Anderson

Director of Learning Services

Ann Cygnar

Director of Elementary Student Services

Nicole Folan

Administrative Assistant to Nursing Coordinator

Bridget Heroff

Nursing Coordinator, MSN, RN, NCSN, PEL-SN

Debra Koenen

Administrative Assistant

Peg Lasiewicki

Assistant Superintendent of Student Services & Support

Jacqueline Nehs

Administrative Assistant
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