The Agency of Education (AOE) handles making sure that federal and Vermont state regulations are followed so that students with disabilities can have access to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). To do this well, the special education team commits to supporting families and Vermont schools that educate students with disabilities. We provide support in the form of both resources and technical assistance. Please contact our team. We're here to help!
Stakeholder input is being sought for the revised special education general supervision and monitoring system to be fully implemented beginning July 1, 2020. All comments are collected using a standard response form. Response forms should be sent to AOE.SpecialEd@vermont.gov. In addition to posting for public comment on our website, the Agency held multiple stakeholder meetings from September - December 2019. Notices for these meetings were published in the Agency’s weekly field memo.
The Agency of Education is inviting public comment from December 16, 2019 until February 1, 2020.
If you have questions please contact: Tonya Rutkowski at AOE.SpecialEd@vermont.gov or leave a message at (802) 828-1256.
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 is generally provided within 1 business day: AOE.SpecialEd@vermont.gov or (802) 828-1256.
Special Ed Monitoring Program Manager: Tonya Rutkowski
Special Ed Monitoring Specialist: Simona Kragh
Special Education Programs Manager: Chris Kane
Inclusion and Accessibility Coordinator: Ana Kolbach
Inclusive Systems Coordinator: Betty Roy
Post-Secondary Transition Coordinator: John Spinney
Coordinator for Behavioral Supports: Tracy Harris
IDEA Data Administration Director: Cassidy Canzani
Special Education Data Specialist: Brandon Dall
Early Childhood Inclusion Coordinator: Amy Murphy
Early Childhood Special Ed/IDEA Part B 619 Coordinator: Katie McCarthy
Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities
Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities can be found on Families Resources webpage.