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


Ryan Fairchild, Director of Special Education

Laura Shaw, Coordinator of Special Services

Diane Chamberlain, Special Education Executive Assistant

207-784-6431 Ext. 1209

Fax: 207-333-6628

Special Education

Team Leaders

Edward Little High School

Rod Boutot, Team Leaders

207-333-6652 Ext. 2744

Auburn Middle School

Ethel Macklin, Team Leader,

207-333-6655 Ext. 2317

Sherwood Heights Elementary School

Sueanne Densmore, Team Leader


Washburn School

Jessica Michaud, Team Leader


East Auburn Community School

Josephine Parker, Team Leader

207-782-4142 Ext 2224

Park Avenue Elementary School

Janet Viere, Team Leader


Walton School

Alejandra Rodriguez, Team Leader


Fairview School

Melissa Goody, Team Leader


Special Education

Administrative Assistants

Edward Little High School

Laura Foulke

207-333-6652 Ext. 2744

Auburn Elementary Schools

Kim Lidstone


Section 504

District Coordinator

Ryan Fairchild

207-784-6431 Ext 1209