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Special Education

Special Education Contact Information

Cory Mikolazyk
Director of Student Services
Foxborough Public Schools
Mikolazykc@foxborough.k12.ma.us
(508) 543-1645

Kim McDowell
District Wide Team Facilitator/OOD Coordinator
McDowellK@foxborough.k12.ma.us
(508) 543-1645

Dianna Parr
Preschool Coordinator
Burrell Elementary School
Parrd@foxborough.k12.ma.us
(508) 543-1605

Rose Ferraro
Elementary Special Education Team Chair
(Burrell, Taylor, Igo)
Ferraror@foxborough.k12.ma.us
(508) 543-1645 or (508) 543-1607

Kim Cattan-Skelly
Ahern Middle School
Special Education Team Chair
Cattan-SkellyK@foxborough.k12.ma.us
(508) 543-1610

Pamela Anderson
Foxborough High School
Special Education Department Chair
Andersonp@foxborough.k12.ma.us
(508) 543-1616


District Wide Special Education Services

The following services are available to students ages 3-22 who are found eligible according to the criteria set forth in the MA Special Education Regulations and the Federal Individuals with Disabilities. Education Act of 2004 (IDEA).

Specialized developmental and academic instruction services are provided from pre-school through high school in one or more of the following areas as deemed appropriate by each individual student’s IEP Team:

  • Readiness skills
  • Reading (decoding, comprehension and/or fluency)
  • Written language
  • Math (calculation and problem solving )
  • Organization and Study Skills
  • Academic Support

The above services are most often provided in a small group, in an inclusion setting (within the classroom environment) and/or outside the classroom environment in a resource room at the elementary level or academic lab setting at the middle and high school. These services are provided to students who are found eligible for special education and present with a low to moderate level of need.

Related services are provided from pre-school through high school as deemed appropriate by each student’s IEP Team in one or more of the following areas:

  • Speech and Language
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • Counseling
  • Social Skills development
  • Behavioral Support

The above services are most often provided in a small group, in an inclusion setting and/or outside the classroom as deemed appropriate by each student’s IEP Team.

Staff providing specialized instruction and related services in Foxborough are highly qualified and licensed special educators, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, guidance counselors, school psychologists, behavior specialists, physical education teachers, education assistants, and speech and language assistants.