Note From Our Director...

Stacey Bissell, M.S.Ed.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Sanford Special Education Department prides itself on creating relationships between home and school. Where parents/guardians are included as equal partners in decisions that affect the identification, placement, and educational programming of our students with disabilities.

The education of our students is fostered by encompassing the needs of the WHOLE student...socially, emotionally, functionally, and academically, in order to create life long learners!

We believe that communication is the key to success! The best way to keep the lines of communication open between home and school is to contact your child's Special Education Case Manager, should you have a question/comment/concern to share. Every student identified as receiving Special Education services is assigned a case manager. These dedicated staff are responsible for overseeing that your child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is implemented and understood by those who teach/assist your child everyday in school. They will be one of your greatest assets!

In closing, we wish you and your child a fantastic 2020-2021 school year!


Stacey Bissell,
On Behalf of The Entire Sanford Special Education Team

Sanford School Department Pandemic Plan 

Important Special Education Information

On August 17, 2020, the Sanford School Committee adopted a Reopening Plan for the District.  To read the special education portion of the plan, click here. For more information, the full Plan can be found on our COVID-19 page.

District Administration Team

Sped Department

Stacey Bissell
Director of Special Education K-12
Out of District, & State Agency Client
Tammy Delaney
Assistant Special Ed. Director K-6
Kim Gregoire
Administrative Assistant K-12
SpEd/Section 504 File Manager
Donna Hanson-Dugas
Administrative Assistant K-12
McKinney-Vento Liasion
Keeping Maine Children Connected

District IEP/Section 504 Coordinators

Jessica Allen
IEP & Section 504 Coordinator for Sanford Middle School
Phone: (207) 324-3055
Fax: (207) 490-5139
Kim Rutherford
IEP & Section 504 Coordinator for Willard and MCS
Phone: (207) 324-7586
Fax: (207) 490-5138
Jeff Enman
IEP & Section 504 Coordinator Gr. 9-12
Phone: (207) 206-1731
Fax: (207) 324-0296
Ellen Murray
IEP & Section 504 Coordinator for CJL
Phone: (207) 324-2810, ext. 8711
Fax: (207) 324-3640