Welcome to Fort Clarke’s Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
This webpage is designed to give you an overview of the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Department of Fort Clarke Middle School and the services available to students that qualify for ESE programs. If you are new to Alachua and have yet to visit the school board website, you may do so by clicking the following link: Alachua County ESE Services Website
It is the mission of the Exceptional Student Education Department to ensure that Fort Clarke provides programs that encourage and challenge students with special needs to develop the necessary academic and social skills that will propel them to achieve maximum success.
Our Commitment to Each Student:
The goal of the ESE Department is to assist school personnel in the appropriate identification, placement, and programming for exceptional students. We believe that parent training, community awareness, and services to families are essential to student success.
Overview of Services
Co-teach science, co-teach social studies, and co-teach math
Math for students with varying exceptionalities (VE)
Reading for students with varying exceptionalities (VE)
Self-contained class: Alternate Assessment
Self-contained class: behavioral
Faculty & Staff (alphabetical listing - all email @gm.sbac.edu)
Mr. Joseph Bucca, ESE paraprofessional buccaj Ms. Karen Faircloth, ESE paraprofessional fairclothka Mr. Jeffrey Fairchild, ESE Math; Math CT fairchildjw Mrs. Sari MacAdams-Heipp, ESE Science; Science CT macadasa Ms. Karen Meyers, ESE Math, Science CT, Social Studies CT masonkl Ms. Patricia Parker, ESE Social Studies; Social Studies CT parkerpl Ms. Rossalyn Sander, ESE clerk sanderrp Ms. Candra Scott scottcs Mr. Richard Thal, ESE paraprofessional thalrm Ms. Amanda Thompson thompsam Ms. Tameka Wallace, ESE paraprofessional wallacets
County Staff (alphabetical listing - all email @gm.sbac.edu)
Ms. Vivian Bender-Walker, Teacher Hearing Impaired bendervm Ms. Christina Hammersmark, Physical Therapist hammersmarkcs Dr. Kim Kazimour, School Psychologist kazimokk Ms. Ashley King, Speech and Language Therapist kingan Ms. Patricia Mills, Occupational Therapist millpa
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