Special Education

Student Support Services provide specially designed instruction, Individual Educational Plans with accommodations and modifications, services and assistive technology aligned with
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (I.D.E.A. 2004). I.D.E.A. is a Federal law that mandates a free and appropriate public education for students with disabilities. Maine's Special Education Regulation sets thirteen disability categories for qualification.

Students who are identified through a referral process will receive special educational programming. The referral may be made by a parent, teacher or administrator that have collected data to support an identification. In some cases, students may self-refer. If a referral is made, the parents or student (if the student is over the age of 18) will be notified. Consent for assessment of the disability is required by the parent or student if they are over the age of 18. 

Portland High School provides a continuum of specially designed services that meed the needs of all of our students. These services include speech, academic support, therapy, social work, behavioral interventions, emotional regulation and more. All services are aligned with a transitional plan to ensure success post graduation. 

If you have questions regarding special education services, please contact your case manager, or our admin team. 

 


Teachers

Matt King
Matt King
Functional Academics
kingm@portlandschoolsorg
Michael Beam
Michael Beam
Academic Support
beamm@portlandschoools.org
Terry Linehan
Terry Linehan
Academic Support
lineht@portlandschools.org
Mark Bay
Mark Bay
Composite Self-Contained
baym@portlandschools.org
Michael Kennedy
Michael Kennedy
Academic Support
kennem@portlandschools.org
 

Education Technicians

Joseph Giordano
Joseph Giordano
Self-Contained / Academic Support
giordj@portlandschools.org
Jaleh Hojjati 
Jaleh Hojjati
Academic Support
hojjaj@portlandschools.org
               
 
 
 
 

 
 

Administrative Team

 Principal of Portland High School  Portland High Assistant Principal  Assistant Principal
Sheila Jepson 
jepsos@portlandschools.org
Principal
Kimberly Holmes
Holmek@portlandschools.org
Assistant Principal
Jade Costello
Costej@portlandschools.org
Assistant Principal

Directors of Student Support Services

 

                        Jesse Applegate
Director of Student Support Services
applej@portlandschools.org
(207) 874-8134
               Erin Bates-Letourneau
Asst. Director of Student Support Services
batese@portlandschools.org
(207) 842-5326