telephone icon330-264-9491 3205 Shreve Road, Wooster, OH 44691

Student Services Office


ODE Guide to Parent Rights

Ohio Coalition for the Educations of Children with Disabilities

Whose Idea is it? Parent Procedures and Safeguards

OCALI Ohio Center For Autism and Low Incident

Council of Exceptional Children

Wrights Law, Special Education Law and Advocacy

RTI Response to Intervention

Triway's Annual Medicaid Notice

Angela Umstead Ed. S.

School Psychologist / Director of Student Services (Grades K-5)

(330) 567-2837 ext. 4004







Andy Buchholz

Director of Student Services (Grades 6-12)

(330) 264-2114 ext. 3050 








The special education department is dedicated to the following philosophies:


  • All children can learn.
  • We hold high expectations for student achievement.
  • All children will have access to and progress in the general education curriculum.
  • Special education is a service, not a place.
  • A full continuum of services best supports the needs of children.
  • An alignment must be created between a student's individual needs and educational services.
  • Performance must be measured systematically.
  • The emphasis should be on the child, not on the disability.
  • Open and continuous communication between all stakeholders is crucial for student success.
  • It takes an entire community to support a child.


Child Find


In an effort to serve young people with disabilities, school districts in Ohio are in the

process of locating and evaluating children from birth through 21 years of age.  

Disabilities may include developmental delays, health impairments, autism, speech

and language impairments, and severe behavior disorders.  Parents are not always

aware that there are services available for these children.  If you know a child who

may have a suspected disability please contact the Director of Student Services at 330-567-2837.