Special Education

The Agency of Education has overarching responsibility for compliance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the corresponding Vermont state regulations regarding the provision of a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) for students with disabilities. To accomplish this task, the Agency of Education employs a team of highly skilled professionals charged with assuring that all Vermont public and independent schools and early education programs educate students with disabilities consistent with the content and intent of the law.




Special Education Team

Special Education Technical Assistance is available 24 hours/day through the general email and voicemail system. These methods of communication are monitored regularly during business hours and a response will be provided within 2 business days: AOE.SpecialEd@vermont.gov or (802) 479-1255.

State Director of Special Education: Cindy Moran

Coordinator for Behavioral Supports: Tracy Harris

Early Childhood Special Ed/IDEA 619 Coordinator: Katie McCarthy

Inclusion and Low Incidence Disabilities Coordinator: Chris Kane

Learning Disabilities Coordinator: Laura Baker

Post-Secondary Transition Coordinator: John Spinney

Coordinator Special Ed Monitoring Team/SSIP Coordinator: Tonya Rutkowski

Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities

Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities can be found on Families Resources webpage.

Contact Us

Vermont Agency of Education
Secretary Daniel M. French
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641

Web and Document Accessibility Policy​
Public Records Requests

(802) 479-1030 | aoe.edinfo@vermont.gov
Staff Directory | Division Phone Numbers

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