Special Education


Integrated Preschool Program
Located at the McCarthy Elementary School on Lake Street
Kristen-Hutton-Fay, Ed.D, Director

Language-Based Learning Disabilities Program
Located at the Burke School, and Higgins Middle School
Moderate and Severe Disabilities Program
Located at the Captain Samuel Brown School, Higgins Middle School, and Peabody Veterans Memorial High School.

Therapeutic Programs
Located at the West Elementary School, Higgins Middle School and Community High School

High School Programming:
Leslie Entwistle, Special Education Department Chairperson
Valerie Symrnios, IEP Team Chairperson

  • Life Skills
  • Self-Contained Learning Disabled Classes
  • Learning Center
  • Therapeutic
  • Community High School: Located at Peabody High School / Craig Macarelli, Program Administrator


Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy

Resource Room

Special Education Resources

Ruth Grube

Director of Special Education 978-536-6060 gruber@peabody.k12.ma.us

Lois Sasso

Principal Clerk 978-536-6060 sassol@peabody.k12.ma.us