Special Education

Every student with a disability has a right to a free, appropriate public education. The Auburn School Department assures that every child of school age eligible for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act will receive an appropriate program of instruction and supportive services designed to meet his or her individual needs. Special education services are provided to Auburn students by certified and/or licensed professionals or supervised support staff at no cost to parents.

Special Services are provided in accordance with the Maine Unified Special Education Regulation, Birth to Age Twenty, Chapter 101. Also available for download is the Procedural Safeguards Notice.

The Auburn School Department seeks to ensure that all children residing in the jurisdiction between the ages of 5 and 20 years who are in need of special education and related services, even if they are advancing from grade to grade, are identified, located and evaluated at public expense. Please see the Auburn School Department′s  Child Find Responsibilities.

There are many local and state resources available to assist families with children with disabilities. Click here for a list of special education resources and upcoming workshop opportunities available to families throughout the State of Maine.

Auburn School Department
Special Education

Laura Shaw, Director of Special Education
Rod Boutot, Assistant Director of Special Services

Special Education Executive Assistant
207-784-6431 Ext. 1206
Fax: 207-333-6628

Special Education
Team Leaders 

Edward Little High School
Sueanne Ouellette, Team Leader
207-333-6652 Ext. 2744

Auburn Middle School

Kerrie Jalbert, Team Leader
207-333-6655 Ext. 2316


Sherwood Heights Elementary School
Sally Plummer, Team Leader
207-783-8526 x2642

Washburn School
Jessica Michaud, Team Leader
207-784-5467 x1526

East Auburn Community School
Lisa Kurtz, Team Leader
207-782-4142 Ext 2208

Park Avenue Elementary School
Lisa Kurtz, Team Leader
207-333-6657 x2508

Walton School
Melissa Goody, Team Leader
207-784-1528 x1553

Fairview School
Melissa Goody, Team Leader
207-784-3559 x2426

Special Education
Administrative Assistants

Edward Little High School
Laura Foulke
207-333-6652 Ext. 2744

Auburn Elementary Schools
Kim Lidstone
207-784-3559 x2400

Section 504
District Coordinator

Laura Shaw
207-784-6431 Ext 1206