MPS has two full time Inclusion Specialists, Maureen Butler (K-5)  and Caroline Mannion (6-12+).

These staff members play a valuable role in our community and you can read more about them below. 

 

Maureen Butler; mbutler@miltonps.org; (617) 696-4288 x4115

Maureen shares a description of her role:

  • Serve as the chair for Student Support Team (SST) at each of the four elementary schools. 
  • Conduct student observations to identify strategies or environmental modifications necessary to help increase the student’s successful participation.
  • Support teachers in implementing strategies suggested at SST or following observations (i.e. making materials, behavior charts etc.)
  • Help identify barriers to student’s successful participation in school and problem-solve ways to address those barriers (i.e. strategies to implement)
  • Communicate with principals/ team chairs to identify students or teachers who require support.
  • Assist with data collection (creating charts/ doing time samples)
  • Conduct assistive technology consultations 
  • Support students transitioning from one MPS program to another (i.e. Glover to Cunningham). Help teachers to adequately prepare for the transition.
  • Create social stories to help improve a student's ability to access their educational environment. 
  • Lead the inclusion task force to bring teachers, administrators, community members and parents together to increase inclusion opportunities in the school and larger community
  • Participate in and lead the Assistive Technology committee 
  • Organize celebration days (inclusion week etc)
  • Oversee the Celebrating Our Differences Program expansion into the four elementary schools.
  • Collaborate with PTO to ensure that parent run activities are accessible for all students
  • Organize the FM Systems for students in the district

Caroline Mannion; cmannion@miltonps.org

Caroline Shares a description of her role:

  • Serve as the chair for Student Support Team (SST) for the Middle and High School
  • Conduct student observations to identify strategies or environmental modifications necessary to help increase the student’s successful participation.
  • Support teachers in implementing strategies suggested at SST or following observations (i.e. making materials, behavior charts etc.)
  • Help identify barriers to student’s successful participation in school and problem-solve ways to address those barriers (i.e. strategies to implement)
  • Communicate with principals/ team chairs to identify students or teachers who require support.
  • Assist with data collection (creating charts/ doing time samples)
  • Coordinate assistive technology consultations 
  • Provide on-going training to staff on inclusive practices. 
  • Provide parent training on how to support their child’s learning and wellbeing. 
  • Consult on programming and inclusion opportunities with sub separate programs.  
  • Support students transitioning from one MPS program to another (i.e. Middle School to High School). Help teachers to adequately prepare for the transition.
  • Participate in the inclusion task force to bring teachers, administrators, community members and parents together to increase inclusion opportunities in the school and larger community
  • Participate in the Assistive Technology committee 
  • Assist in the organization of celebration days (inclusion week etc)
  • Collaborate with PTO to ensure that parent run activities are accessible for all students