Highlander Charter School is an inclusive school, offering a range of services to meet the needs of students with learning differences.
Highlander strives to ensure that every student can be a successful learner by providing each student with the interventions and supports necessary to maximize his/her learning. Students at Highlander with or without Individual Education Plans are able to access supports and interventions as needed and the special education staff works closely with the classroom teachers at all grade levels.
Highlander’s Special Education Department Staff
Dehlia McCarthy; School Psychologist
Helena Johns; Behavior Specialist
Susan Froehlich; Speech Language Pathologist
Tania Rosa; Occupational Therapist
Janet Maloney; K-3 Resource Teacher
Wendy VanGyzen; 4-6 Resource Teacher/Wilson Reading Specialist
Debbie Zolkos; 7-8 resource teacher
Many students also have individual and small-group tutoring sessions based on a multisensory approach to reading instruction with certified Orton Gillingham Reading Specialists.