Department of Pupil Services


Department of Pupil Services

Department of Pupil Services


Heather Dodd, Director

The Pupil Services Department is responsible for providing the staff, services and resources to ensure that the educational needs of all students are met.

This includes operating and evaluating the school district's special education program and monitoring all personnel to provide the most effective utilization of staff to achieve the goals of the district.

The Pupil Services Department operates and evaluates the school district's:

  • Psychological Services
  • Speech Pathologist and Audiologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Social Workers/Family Liaisons
  • English Language Learners Program
  • Health Services
  • Para-professionals 

The Pupil Services Department oversees:

  • Bullying Reports
  • Student Transitions
  • 504 Plans
  • Child Find
  • Extended School Year
  • Catastrophic Costs
  • Medicaid Reimbursements
  • Intra-District Transfers
  • CCIP Federal Grants
  • Alternate Assessments
  • Federal Quota for the Blind
  • Home Instruction
  • Home Schooling
  • Child Advocacy – FAPE
  • Registration
  • Special Transportation


Pupil Service News

Special Education Family Survey

A goal of Willoughby-Eastlake Schools is to involve parents in their students' education to the greatest extent possible.  This year we are partnering with the Ohio Department of Education to  invite parents of special needs students to participate in a short survey .  The purpose of this survey is to collect input from our parents so that we can improve service for our students with disabilities in the Willoughby-Eastlake School District.

A letter from the Ohio Department of Education and access to the survey is attached, along with a short video that helps explain this process.
Please take a moment to complete and submit this short questionnaire.  We would love to hear from you.

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A Guide to Parents Rights in Special Education

Click here to view Ohio Department of Education's Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education

Department Staff

Heather Dodd
Director of Pupil Services
Carla Keidel
Special Education Supervisor

Nicole Myers
Special Education Supervisor

Camille Ritt
Special Education Supervisor

Debbie Robb
Special Education Supervisor
Angela Buemi
Lisa Hohlfeld
Cindy Mizner

Sandy Myers
Secretary to Director of Pupil Services
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