Special Education

Special Education Services

Special Education services in the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek School District are committed to addressing the unique needs of all students who meet the requirements under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) by providing students with a free and appropriate public education. 

For a brief intro on the nature of special education services provided by the district, please read THIS GUIDE and the DEPARTMENT'S TRI-FOLD PAMPHLET.

Special education is governed by federal and state requirements. The federal requirements are referred to as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The state requirements are referred to as the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities (Ohio Operating Standards). 

Please see “A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education” for additional information on procedural safeguards and parents’ rights under IDEA and Ohio Operating Standards. 

Additional translations are available. 

Child Find

Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools is working to identify and locate all individuals from ages 3 to 21 who may have disabilities. For more information, please contact our special education department (contact information below):

Special Education Administrative Contact Information

Jenni McClure, Administrative Assistant to Special Education

3757 Upper Bellbrook Road

Bellbrook, OH 45305

937-848-5001 x 6903

[email protected]

Bridgett Pritchard, Director of Special Education

[email protected]

Katie Weber, School Psychologist

Preschool & Bell Creek Intermediate 

[email protected]

Jenna Sandlund, School Psychologist

Stephen Bell Elementary 

[email protected]

Evan Geist, School Psychologist 

Bellbrook Middle & Bellbrook High School

[email protected] 

Ann Maguire, Parent Mentor

Related Services Provider Assignments

Related Service Provider
Rachel Bollheimer
[email protected]
Middle School/ High School
Julie Carlton
[email protected]
St. Pierre Education Center
Cara Dues
[email protected]
OTAStephen Bell Elementary
Celia Gaier
[email protected]
SLStephen Bell Elementary
Kayleigh Izor
[email protected]
St. Pierre Education Center/ Stephen Bell
Dawn Koesters
[email protected]
All Schools
Ellie McHugh
[email protected]OTRSt. Pierre Education Center
Rebecca Montgomery
[email protected]
Middle School
Vicki Pauley
[email protected]
APEMiddle School
Shawna Reed
[email protected]
St. Pierre Education Center/Bell Creek
Erika Srbinovski
[email protected]
Bell Creek Intermediate
Martha Stevens
[email protected]
Bell Creek / Middle School/ High School

Disability Specific Information

Students qualify for special education services through a multi-factored evaluation team report (ETR)

Ohio Disability Category Definitions

Disability Specific Resources from ODE’s website



Children with special needs may be eligible for a scholarship under the Autism Scholarship Program or the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program to attend a special education program that implements the child's individualized education program and is operated by an alternative public provider or by a registered private provider. For additional information, see the links above.

Vocational Planning and Post-Secondary Transition Resources

In Ohio, students with disabilities ages 14 or younger, if appropriate, formally enter into the secondary transition planning process. A truly successful transition process is the result of comprehensive planning that is driven by the student’s preferences, interests, needs, and strengths. This comprehensive planning moves students toward successful future outcomes in competitive, integrated employment, education and independent living.

The following links include resources to support transitions and employment goals:

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities 

Greene County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Community Involvement
Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Have you considered serving as a surrogate parent for a school district? 

What is a surrogate parent?

A surrogate parent represents a student with disabilities in all special education matters relating to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, and provision of a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to the child.

For more information on surrogate parenting, check out this short presentation on InspirED: Surrogate Parent OCALI | Surrogate Parent for a Child with a Disability.

If you decide to serve, please complete the training at https://ohiosurrogateparent.org/.

For more information please contact Karen Johnson or Chrissy Cline with questions.
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