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SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTION

Inclusion at Duke Ellington

The District of Columbia Public Schools provides appropriate educational opportunities for students with disabilities. Students become eligible for special education services following an evaluation and determination of a disability. Each student in the District’s Special Education Program has an Individual Education Program (IEP) specifically designed in cooperation with parents/caregivers, teachers, the student, and other appropriate people, which may include a psychologist, social worker, and speech pathologist.


Ellington’s Special Education team will provide students with assistance in reading, written language, and/or math in accordance with their IEP and Federal guidelines. Ellington uses an inclusion model where special education teachers and general education teachers work together to meet the needs of the students. Itinerant service providers such as a social worker and a speech and language pathologist are on staff to provide these services as needed. Related service providers (such as a speech and language pathologist) are on staff to provide support as needed.

For more information about Ellington’s Special Education services, please email troy.cudworth@k12.dc.gov

SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTION FACULTY

MEGAN CROWLEY

9th and 10th Grade Caseload Manager

BEN SMITH

9th and 10th Grade Caseload Manager

TROY CUDWORTH

Special Education Coordinator

IVAN JOHNSON

11th and 12th Grade Caseload Manager

"I'm very learning-disabled, and I think it drove me to what I'm doing."

- Chuck Close

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