Early Childhood Special Education

August 2021

News Bites We Want to Share

We have two new Special Education Coordinators joining our team this year. We welcome Margaret Dyer and Kathleen Vierod. Please see the contact information for our Administrative team below.

Special School District's Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Department participates in sharing a monthly newsletter filled with information that we hope will be helpful for your family. This news letter will be emailed home through your case manager.

Extended School Year (ESY) and Universal Summer Support (USS) programs were held this summer. As a preschool program, we work to address developmentally appropriate skills. With this as our focus, we were able to provide many activities and opportunities for learning this summer. We feel that our staff continued to provide the level of instruction that we wish to uphold during the school year. We appreciate the feedback that was provided on both programs. This feedback helps us to continuously improve our programming.

Welcome Back to the 2021-22 School Year

We are looking forward to seeing all of the students and meeting with families for this new school year. Classroom students, you should have received assignment letters notifying you of your child's case manger.

As teachers return they will be reaching out to complete the "Honoring Families and Expert" communication conversation. They will ask you refresher questions about the best methods to communicate with you and your child's interest. Some of our partner districts also send out building-specific information.

Each partner district has a return to school plan that outlines COVID-19 protocols that each of our partner districts is following for a successful return to in-person learning. If you have questions about your student please make sure to ask your case manager/teacher.

Helpful Links

Special School District Website

Here is the Special School District Website. Please explore to learn further.

Superintendent Updates

Leadership Updates can be found here.

Parent Education Diversity & Awareness

Parent Education Diversity and Awareness (PEDA) works to provide supports to families in a variety of areas. Click here to learn more about them.

Special School District Parent Advisory Council

Please visit this site to learn details about the Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

ECSE Family Channel

This resource is developed by our families to find information and tips for frequently requested topics.

The ECSE Administrative Team

Stacy M. Sturdivant

Director of Early Childhood Special Education

Coordinator for Brentwood

(314) 989-8411

Margaret Dyer

Special Education Coordinator

Ladue & Ritenour

(314) 989-8374

Karin Fleming

Special Education Coordinator

Affton, Bayless, Hancock, South County Head Start, &Webster


Geannie Floyd

Special Education Coordinator

Lindbergh & Valley Park


Cheryl Hermann

Special Education Coordinator

ECSE Deaf/Hard of Hearing, & Audiology


Liz Kenner

Special Education Coordinator

Evaluation Teams & Parkway Step Program

(314) 989-7831 or (314) 415-4980

Jen Roper

Special Education Coordinator

Parkway ECC, Parkway North Preschool, & Satellite Sites

(314) 415-4983

Kathleen Vierod

Special Education Coordinator

Maplewood-Richmond Heights, Jennings, Normandy, & Riverview Gardens

(314) 989-8213