Pupil Services
For Student Records Request, Please Contact SpedRecords@OberlinSchools.net

Director of Pupil Services: Jim Eibel
Phone: 440-776-4656

Pupil Services Administrative Assistant: Wendy Suydam
Phone: 440-776-4656

School Psychologist: Bethany Baker 
Phone:  440-776-4654

Speech/Language Pathologist: Gina Olszowy 
Phone:  440-776-4655

Ohio Enforcement of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

The Pupil Services Department is responsible for student related services including:

  • Preschool Children with Disabilities Programs
    • Itinerant Services
    • Center-based Preschool - students ages 3 through 5 with disabilities
  • Child Accounting
    • Attendance/Truanc
  • Student Intervention Programs
  • Occupational Therapy Services - contracted
  • Physical Therapy Services - contracted
  • Orientation and Mobility Services - contracted
  • Health Services - contracted
  • Work Study Program
  • School Psychologist
  • Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Compliance/Civil Rights
  • Homeless Liaison

Good Things are Happening with our Special Education Program!

As we reach the end of our first quarter, this is a great time to look back on all the positive advances that are being made in our special education program at Oberlin City Schools. 

Over the summer Mr. Sakola attended training in the Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention, and began using this resources with his students this quarter.  Miss Scott at Eastwood will be receiving training in the program this coming quarter. 
The Resource Room has seen several changes to the curriculum, including the implementation of the Extended Content Standards.  These new standards have a much greater academic focus then the old Applied Standards.  The Resource Room also expanded the use the Unique Curriculum this quarter, which aligns with the Extended Standards and prepares our students to take the State Alternative Assessments.  This program is also being used at the High School and Eastwood Elementary School.  Much of the Resource Room instruction has shifted to very small groups consisting of two or three students, facilitated by an adult, for their Math and English/Language Arts instruction.  Students are also using Ipads as part of their daily instruction in reading and mathematics.  

The use of Functional Activities are now very limited.  Student are no longer collecting recycling or baking muffins.  The time available for these types of activities is very limited. 

Langston welcomes some new faces to our Special Education staff this year.  Mr. Law is our new Parapro (and an Oberlin College Alumni).  Donna Kanuch joins the Langston team, moving over from the High School. Prospect Elementary welcomes back Oberlin Alumni Mia Hicks, a new parapro, and Eastwood also added a new parapros, Karen Taylor and Ashley Sloan, bringing the total special education student support team at Eastwood to 5. 

We are very excited about the changes in our  Special Education Program, however, we are always reviewing data to make improvements in order to continue to have our students reach their fullest potential.