Jacqueline Gragg serves as the Parent Mentor for Springfield Public Schools District 186.
In this capacity Jacqueline helps parents of children with disabilities navigate the special education system in partnership with school district personnel.
As the Parent Mentor Jacqueline works to build a bridge joining administrators, teachers, staff, and families to help students succeed in school.
Some of the ways that Jacqueline support parents and educators include:
• Providing workshops for parents, educators, and community members.
• Explaining the special education process to parents.
• Providing assistance with IEP meetings preparation/attendance.
• Helping parents to locate resources (community, regional, and statewide).
Jacqueline is also the parent of a child with “unique needs” and has walked a mile in the same shoes as our district families.
900 W.Edwards Street 3rd Floor Springfield, IL 62704