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 Ms. Patricia Parker, ESE Social Studies; Social Studies CT parkerpl Mr. Ryan Reidway, ESE Science; Science CT reidwayra Ms. Yara Rivera, ESE Clerk riverayy Ms. Tameka rollins, ESE paraprofessional rollinsts Ms. Rossalyn Sander, ESE clerk sanderrp Ms. Laken Sims, ESE Math; Math CT simsld Mr. Richard Thal, ESE paraprofessional thalrm Ms. Amanda Thompson, Access thompsam
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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