Special Education & Student Support Services

The School District of Springfield Township has an extensive array of programs and services that provide the opportunity for all students to achieve the ultimate benefit from their educational experience. The following categories fall under the umbrella of Student Services: Special Education, School Psychology, Gifted Support, Guidance/School Counseling, Health Services, and Social Work Services.

School health services are provided by certified school nurses and staff nurses to all Springfield students as well as students attending non-public schools within the District. Routine health services include height, weight, vision, hearing and required screenings.

In addition, our offices coordinate requests for accessibility for people with disabilities and those who communicate more comfortably in a language other than English. Participation in school events is encouraged and the district will make all reasonable attempts to accomodate specific and timely requests for accomodations and translation support.   If you require accommodations under ADA in order to participate in a school/family activity, please contact a Building Principal for a specific event or need.  For families requiring an interpreter (sign language, spoken language), please also contact the Building Principal to make the request.

You may also contact the Office of Special Education and Student Services at (215) 233-6000 x1021 for further assistance or general information.

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Dr. Catherine VanVooren

Director of Student Services

Prior to joining the School District of Springfield Township, Dr. Van Vooren worked in ...

Dr. Lauren Patterson-Davis

Director of Support Services

Lauren Patterson-Davis has been an educator in Pennsylvania in a variety of settings fo...

Ms. Loretta Allen

Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Michelle Lederman

Administrative Assistant