Special Education

Auburn's Special Education Department is dedicated to providing a free and appropriate individual educational programming for school-age students from the ages of three to twenty years of age.

Special Education programs are written by a team of people focusing on the individual needs of each student. Students must be identified under one of the following disability categories as defined by the Federal Regulations, Indivduals with Disabilities Education Act, and Maine Department of Education Regulations:

  • Autism

  • Deaf-Blindnes

  • Deafness

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Hearing Impairment

  • Cognitive Impairment

  • Orthopedic Impairment

  • Other Health Impairment

  • Specific Learning Disabilities

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Visual Impairment including Blindness

  • and in need of specially designed instruction to be eligible to receive special education services.

Auburn School Department
Special Education

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

Special Education Executive Assistant
207-784-6431 Ext. 1209
Fax: 207-333-6628

Special Education
Team Leaders 

Edward Little High School
Rod Boutot, Team Leader
207-333-6652 Ext. 2744

Auburn Middle School

Ethel Macklin, 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
Kim Dumais, Team Leader
207-782-4142 Ext 2208

Park Avenue Elementary School
Janet Viere, Team Leader
207-333-6657 x2508

Walton School
Sueanne Ouellette, 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 1209