• Instructional Services/Specialized Instruction logo Specialized Instruction Overview 
    Delivery of specialized instruction is developed to align to the research-based practices of a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and Response to Intervention which promotes pairing high-quality instruction and intervention matched to student need. Like Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports,  programming includes rigorous practice and frequent progress monitoring for the purpose of making decisions about changes in instruction or goals, and applying student response data to important educational decisions.

    Allegan Area Educational Service Agency (AAESA) is committed to high expectations for all students and ensuring access to high-quality instruction, and in the case of students in post high school programs, access to their community. Improving the educational outcomes for students with disabilities is an essential component of ensuring community participation, independent living, economic self-sufficiency, and further education.
    Services and programs in the Allegan Area Educational Service Agency are designed to provide students with disabilities the same opportunity as their non-disabled peers to be educated in the general education setting unless otherwise determined through their Individualized Education Plan (IEP). 
  • AAESA Specialized Instruction Leadership
    Rebecca Reed
    Director of Specialized Instruction
    Director of Program Improvement
    Early On Services
    Lindsay Sichta
    Director of Early Childhood
    Chauntel Spratt
    Early On Coordinator
    Sue Zeinstra
    Early On Support/Birth-Five Referral Specialist
    Alex Vuyst
    Speech Therapist
    Courtney Groeneveld
    Speech Therapist
    Dara Bosker
    Speech Therapist
    Gail Conlan
    Physical Therapist
    Kathy Harris
    Infant-Toddler Teacher
    Kelsey Kerby
    Occupational Therapist
    Laura Weaver
    Occupational Therapist
    Lori Pillars
    Infant-Toddler Teacher
    Marianne Hughes-Wendt
    Occupational Therapist
    Maureen Gast
    Physical Therapist
    Michele Galbiati
    Infant-Toddler Teacher