Exceptional Student Education

P.K. Yonge’s Exceptional Student Education (ESE) goal is to help our students be positioned 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 Act (IDEA) and 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.

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.

ESE Administrative Specialist
Jennifer Greer

K-12 Speech and Language Pathologist
Kristin Magar

K-12 Occupational Therapist
Marcie Schneider



K/1 Learning Community Leader – Jill Ozog

2/3 Learning Community Leader – Angie Flavin

4/5 Learning Community Leader – Erin Cooke

6/7 Learning Community Leader – Ross Van Boven, Ed.D.

8/9 Learning Community Leader – Christy Barba

10/12 Learning Community Leader – Kathryn Janicke