Special Education

29685 Tawas Madison Heights, MI 48071
Phone Number: (248) 584-0168
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Stephanie Siems is the Director of Special Education


Director of Special Education

Mrs. Stephanie Siems is Director of Special Education. She possesses a Bachelor's Degree and two Master's Degrees; all of which focus on the area of Special Education and Special Education Administration.  Mrs. Siems taught in special education and was a teacher consultant for the Rochester Schools for fourteen years.  Most recently, she served as Special Education Supervisor for Birmingham Schools for six years.  Mrs. Siems has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field and is looking forward to serving our community.

Process for Determining a Specific Learning Disability

The Lamphere Schools uses a Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses Process for the determination of a Specific Learning Disability for all buildings and all grades in the district and includes the following:

  • The student does not achieve adequately for the student's age or to meet State-approved grade level standards in one or more of the areas identified at 34 CFR 300.309(a)(1)(i) when provided with learning experiences and instruction appropriate for the student's age or State-approved grade level standards; and

  • The students exhibits a pattern of strengths and weaknesses in performance, achievement, or both, relative to age, State-approved grade level standards, or intellectual development, that is determined by the Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team (MET) to be relevant to the identification of a SLD, using appropriate assessments, consistent with the IDEA Evaluation Procedures and Additional Requirements for Evaluations and Reevaluations.

In making a determination as to whether a student has or continues to have a specific learning disability, The Lamphere Schools will also comply with all applicable federal regulations and State rules, including those addressing comprehensive evaluations, determination of the existence of a specific learning difficulty, specific documentation for SLD eligibility determination, and reevaluation requirements.