Director of Special Education
574-299-9800 ext. 1607
Career Academy and Success Academy South Bend Special Education Department
The Career Academy and Success Academy Special Education Department believes in providing learning experiences that align with the school’s mission and vision to allow our students the opportunity to develop a sense of belonging, respect, personal value, engagement, and grit.
Along with academic standards, the Special Education Department develops skills that are necessary for our students to have the same opportunities as their general education peers. These skills are termed, pillar skills.
The following pillar skills represent the foundation for our students' success:
- Executive Functioning, a set of mental processes that helps connect past experiences with present action. People use it to perform activities such as planning, organizing, strategizing, paying attention to and remembering details, and managing time and space.
- Communication, the act of transferring information through the written word, verbal messages, and/or non-verbal signals.
- Critical Thinking, the mental process of conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information to reach an answer or conclusion
- Social/Soft Skills, the skills we use to communicate and interact with each other in harmony both verbally and non-verbally through gestures, body language and our personal appearance. Students will develop soft/social skills to prepare themselves for effectively engaging in the 21st Century.
These skills are necessary for success as our students move on to post high school, college and career endeavors.
Success Academy South Bend
Sara Timm- Special Education Teacher
Jessica Strychalski- Special Education Teacher
Erica Hegedus- Special Education Teacher
Katie O’Dell- Special Education Teacher
Princessa Mills- Special Education Teacher
Shannon Kucharski- Speech Language Pathologist
Career Academy South Bend
Audi Anglin- Special Education Teacher
Scott Eckert- Special Education Teacher
Kymberly Wyse- Special Education Teacher
Amie Nowak- Special Education Teacher
Lonette Annen- Speech Language Pathologist