Support Services

Learning Specialist
Ellison Smith, ph 612-824-9993 x 231.

Special Education
Sandy Spray-Kerr, ph 612-668-3935
sandra.spray-kerr@mpls.k12.mn.us

School Counselors
Sharon Buffie
Mike Weir

Resources
PACER
Catholic Charities


 

Annunciation School seeks to provide a system to assist students with mild to moderate special needs or disabilities. We are a private, self-funded institution that does not have the resources of a large city-wide school system.  Nevertheless, we welcome students with mild to moderate special needs or disabilities and seek to provide a system that will assist them in being successful in our school.  The additional supports that students need may be provided by classroom teachers, support staff, public school district services, family-provided private services or a combination of each. The supports are determined individually based on assessments to identify the disabilities and needs when these needs interfere with learning in the classroom. 

We will work collaboratively with the student, the family and the care providers to review possible accommodations and strategies designed to offer the student the greatest chances of successful participation in our educational programs.  Where more accommodation is needed than what Annunciation can provide, we will assist the family in deciding on the best possible alternative.

In most cases, we will be able to work successfully with students with mild to moderate disabilities through a close partnership between the school and the family.  However, if Annunciation School is unable to effectively assist a student because greater needs are presented, we will work with the student and family to access special education services administered through the Minneapolis Public School District (See Special Education Statement below).

For additional information, please contact our Learning Specialist, Ellison Smith, 612-824-9993 x 231.

 

Special Education

These services include academic, psychological, physical, and speech therapy. If you feel your child has a difficulty which interferes with his education, you have the right to these services if your child qualifies for special education.

Any child who qualifies has the right to individualized special education services. The state and federal programs for Annunciation students are administered through the Minneapolis Public School District. The contact person is Sandy Spray-Kerr at 612-668-3935 or sandra.spray-kerr@mpls.k12.mn.us.

School Counselors

Annunciation School contracts school counselors through David Hoy & Associates. Sharon Buffie and Mike Weir work with Annunciation children and their families. Sharon and Mike are at Annunciation one day a week each.