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Special Services

Welcome to the Barre Unified Union School District (BUUSD) Special Services Department


The Barre Unified Union School District Special Services Department strives to meet the educational, social/emotional, and behavioral needs of all eligible children in grades Pre-K-12 through a variety of comprehensive programs.  Students may require specialized instruction, modified curricula or accommodations in order to experience success in school and meet their individualized learning needs. 

Students who require support services are often identified through an array of means including child find activities as mandated by federal law, referrals from parents, teachers, the medical community, and human service agencies.

In addition to the provision of services, our office serves as the liaison for numerous local, state, and federal programs that provide services to students including The McKinney Vento Act for the Education of Homeless Children, Interagency Coordination of Educational Stability for Students in Foster Care, School Psychologists, and Occupational and Physical Therapists

special services admin team

Director of Special Services
McKinney-Vento Homeless Coordinator
Best Interest Determination ("BID") Responsibilities

Stacy Anderson


Assistant Directors of Special Services

Melissa Lindhiem

Rebekah Mortensen


Alternative Programs Administrator

Jason Derner


Administrative Assistant to the Special Services Directors
Administrative Assistant to the District Homeless Liaison

Sue Cioffi

Notices & Helpful Links

Special Services Directory

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Thomas O'Toole

Special Educator

Allison Payette

Special Educator Substitute

Lindsay Peterson

Speech Language Pathologist

Kristin Porrazzo

School Psychologist

Alyssa Pratt

Behavioral Interventionist

Brittany Ramsey

Behavioral Interventionist

Adam Rosen

Special Educator

Cristina Scharnberg

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Melinda Schmalz

Essential Early Education

Patricia Singer

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Nealee Thibault

Special Educator

Cindy Thompson

Occupational Therapist Assistant
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