Looking for help with school issues? Not sure who to contact when you have a question?
At Dearborn Academy, we use a team approach for working with all of our students. We believe that parents are vital members of each student’s team. Our staff has expertise in the areas of education, counseling, child development and communication, but you are the best expert on your child.
General Information and Contacts
- Absenteeism, school information and calendar, and transportation: Pat Hill
- Medication or medical concerns: Diane Melia, RN
- IEP information: Ginny Doxsey
- Schedule, weekly report, curriculum, and grades: Homeroom teacher
- Social interactions, emotional or clinical concerns: Counselor
- Family support services: Ann Brooks
- Behavior or intervention: Senior Milieu Counselor, Counselor or Carol Cole
- Behavior and clinical support programs: Counselor or Carol Cole
- Placement, graduation and transitions: Ginny Doxsey
We also are sometimes able to offer support to families in times of need through our food pantry or winter jacket program, we can sometimes help find scarce funds to support afterschool programming. We are also pleased to offer help to families in need during the holidays through our Family Support Fund. Please contact our director, Carol Cole, or your child’s individual counselor to find out more about types of support available from Dearborn.
- Parent Groups
Our parent groups, which are facilitated by Family Program staff, are offered at times convenient to participating families. They offer a place where adults can meet, share information and ideas, and gain support. Groups that have been offered in the past have primarily been open support groups and groups which have focused on topics of interest to parents.
Our staff will work with families and school systems to ensure that information and communication is translated for parents if they do not feel comfortable communicating in English.
- Parent Advisory Council
Dearborn Academy Parent Advisory Council (PAC) provides an open forum for parents and guardians of our students to share information regarding special education, to be a support and resource to each other and to become more active in the life of the school. If you are interested in being a part of the PAC, we welcome your participation!
- Holiday Clothing Exchange
Each year the Dearborn Academy conference room is transformed into an upscale boutique. Generous donors fill the room with good quality winter clothing and formal wear for job and college interviews. Items not taken by our students are donated to local charities.