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Special Education Services

Special Services Under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD) provides special education services and related services to children ages 3 to 21, and career and technical education for Normandy Schools Collaborative (NSC). SSD is the largest specialized education provider in the state, equips and empowers students of all learning abilities to excel to their greatest potential. This is realized through an inclusive, collaborative approach, supported by comprehensive resources and deep expertise - all of which is centered on each student’s unique needs.

SSD provides special education services to students in a variety of placements, which are governed by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Services are based entirely on a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP).To learn more about NSC and SSD’s partnership, please visit SSD's partner district website. 

Normandy Schools Collaborative  - Special Education Leaders (K - 12)

Dr. DeAndria M. Player -  SSD Director of Special Education

Barbara Champagne - SSD Special Education Coordinator

Lynette Swift-Elliot - SSD Special Education Coordinator

Special Education leaders (Early Childhood Ages 3-5)

Stacy Sturdivant - SSD Director, Early Childhood Special Education

Kathleen Vierod- SSD Early Childhood Special Education (ECS) Coordinator


Katie Purcell - Instructional Coach 
314-989-8100 Ext. 1389

Angela Holmes - Essential Skills Facilitator 
314-989-8100 Ext. 5234


Salena Todd - Director Secretary 

RiQionna Goines - Special Education Coordinator Secretary