Leuwania Baker

Director of Student Support Services
and Special Education

Administrative Assistant
Cathi Marshall

Our mission is to provide support for the success of all students in District 186.

Our district provides a continuum of services for students with disabilities from preschool, age three, through high school graduation. Specialized services are also provided for limited English proficient students, students with health needs, and students with social emotional needs.

We hope our web site addresses many of your questions, but for additional information please call our office at 217-525-3060.

"A Special Mother"

Author Talk and Book Signing
Free and Open to the Public

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Professional-Teacher Presentation - 4:00 p.m.
Parent-Community Presentation - 7:00 p.m.

Springfield School District 186
Board Room
1900 West Monroe
Springfield, IL

Anne Ford, great-granddaughter of Henry Ford, and co-author Richard Thompson, will speak with area educators, professionals and families about life with family members who have special needs.

Ms. Ford and Mr. Thompson will present on parenting, sibling relationships, and other topics related to the world of special needs. They will specifically address working together to promote positive progress for the special needs community. Their books will be available for purchase.

For more information contact: Mary Farnsworth 217-787-3189 or