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SPED Classrooms

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Special Education

Victoria Martin – Transitional K-2, Room 109

Amanda Hirsch – Highly Supported K-2, Room 111

Jeff Giegoldt – Transitional 3-4, Room 211

Cathy Witczak – Transitional 2-3, Room 213

Laura Nevarez – Highly Supported 3-5, Room 202

Dominic Pacifici – Transitional 5th Grade, Room 206

Eric Lantero – Co-Teaching, 225

Rebecca Heintz – Transitional, Room 206

Tabitha Outlar – Co-Teaching, Room 225

Related Services


Patricia Kolakowski – Case Manager

Maricela Abrego – Occupational Therapist

Laura Tye – Special Education Coordinator

Megan Morien, BCBA – Behavior Analyst 

Nora Chapman – Social Worker

Anne Pulaski – Social Worker

Kristen Murkowski – Speech Therapist

Britten Steele – Speech Therapist

Melissa Flores – ESL

Dr. Renee Lewin – Psychologist

Margaret Gluck – School Nurse


1628 W Washington
Chicago, Illinois 60612

Phone: (773) 534-7405


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HILA Partners

For more than 50 years, The Hope Institute for Children and Families has led the way in providing innovative educational approaches to help all learners meet their maximum potentials. Hope understands how to teach – and care for – children with a variety of educational needs and styles of learning. Students in Hope classrooms regularly exceed the national average for being “on task” in learning activities. But more importantly, Hope students experience the joy of learning to their full potentials.
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