Exceptional Student Education

P.K. Yonge’s Exceptional Student Education (ESE) goal is to help our students position themselves to be creative, dedicated, and resilient learners who embrace the power of diverse ideas, talents, and cultures to improve the world. Students from kindergarten through twelfth grade qualify for special services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) here at P.K. Yonge.

When students become eligible for ESE services under at least one of the exceptionalities, our K-12 Learning Community Leaders collaborate with the students and their families to ensure that a continuum of services are provided, along with accommodations and goals that are developed and progress-monitored. Additional support services such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, language therapy, and mental health counseling are also provided to students with exceptionalities.


IEP, 504 Plan, and Gifted Overview | Multi-tiered System of Supports | Student Success Teams (SST)


Team Members

Director of Student and Family Services
Dr. Ashley Pennypacker Hill, Ed.D.

K-12 School Psychologist
Diana Joyce-Beaulieu, Ph.D.
Kendra Saunders, Ph.D.

Mental Health Counselor
Bryce Stephenson

ESE Administrative Specialist
Jennifer Greer

K-12 Speech and Language Pathologist
Kristin Magar

K-12 Occupational Therapist
Marcie Schneider

Eva Gonzalez



K/1 Learning Community Leader – Jill Ozog

2/3 Learning Community Leader – Angie Flavin

4/5 Learning Community Leader – Erin Cooke

6-8 Learning Community Leader – Macy Gathings Geiger

9-12 Learning Community Leader (Math/Science) – Mickey MacDonald, Ed.D.

9-12 Learning Community Leader (ELA/SS) – Kathryn Janicke

Kindergarten – 5th Grade Counselor – Becca Antelis

6th – 8th Grade Counselor  – Madison Schmidt

9th – 11th Grade Counselor – Sara Theiss

12th Grade School Counselor – Mollie Bryen

IEP, 504 Plan, and Gifted Overview

To download the table below:  IEP | 504 Plan | Gifted Overview