Special Education Services
Francis A. Lagace, Director of Special Education and Student Services
Letter of Introduction
Fran Lagace Introduction Letter.pdf
Hello Parents, Guardians and Families,
I would like to formally introduce myself as the new Director of Special Services (since November 30, 2020) of Westbrook Public Schools! My name is Fran Lagace and I come to Westbrook with 20 years of educational experience that includes nine years of teaching and eleven years in educational leadership. As some of you may know, Madeline Illinger “retired” in June of 2020 but then stayed on in the role of Interim Director of Special Services until the end of November.
It has certainly been challenging to “hit the ground running” in the middle of a school year during a global pandemic and the amazing staff and families here in Westbrook have been truly supportive and wonderful! It has been my privilege and honor to meet many of you in meetings already since I started. I am looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you to support you and your child(ren) in having the best and most successful, personalized educational experience here in Westbrook.
If you would like to contact my office and set up a time we can meet and discuss your child’s specific needs, or just to say “Hi,” please do not hesitate to reach out to me at the contact information above. You can also reach out to my administrative assistant, Jillian Carr at email@example.com, to schedule a meeting. Currently we are conducting all meetings remotely through Google Meet or by teleconference due to the pandemic conditions.
I look forward to meeting all of you and working with your grade level team to provide the very best services possible for your student(s)!
Sincerely and in partnership,
Director of Special Services
Westbrook Public Schools
cc Dr. Kristina Martineau
Virtual PPT information
Procedural Safeguards in English March 2021.pdf
Procedural Safeguards in Spanish March 2021.pdf
Virtual PPT for Family Letter.pdf
IEE Criteria- Westbrook BOE.pdf
Parent Notice of the Laws Relating to the use of Seclusion and Restraint in Spanish.pdf
Parents Guide to Special Education.pdf
Parents Guide to Special Education in Spanish.pdf
Special Education Referral Form in English 1.pdf
Special Education Referral Form in English 3.pdf
Transition Bill of Rights in English.pdf
Transition Bill of Rights in Spanish 1.pdf
Westbrook Public Schools Bilingual Education
Daisy Ingraham Bilingual Education
Middle School Bilingual Education
High School Bilingual Education
How to schedule a virtual appointment
To schedule an appointment with special education staff please click the link to the right.
To schedule an appointment with the Director of Special Education and Student Services, please contact Jillian Carr, student services administrative assistant. JCarr@westbrookctschools.org