Leuwania Baker

Director of Student Support Services
and Special Education

Administrative Assistant
Cathi Marshall

Student Support Services' Mission

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. However, if you are in need of additional information please call our office at 217-525-3060 for further assistance.

6th Annual Exceptional Student and School Professional Award

It's that time again! CEC Chapter 102 is now accepting nominations for the 6th Annual Exceptional Student and School Professional Award.

Do you know a student with disabilities that has made tremendous gains in academics, social/emotional behaviors, or independent living skills? Do you know a school professional that has demonstrated exemplary dedication to students with special needs? If so, we want to hear from you!

Chapter 102 serves all districts around the Springfield area. Nominees do not have to be a part of Springfield District 186.

Nomination forms can be found at

Deadline for submission is March 31, 2017

This year's event will be held at Erin's Pavilion, located in Southwind Park, on May 2, 2017.

Does Your Child Have a Hearing Loss?

Do you have questions about communication options, language development, amplification, social-emotional development and school programs?

All of your questions can be answered in one place!

Institute for Parents of Preschool Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

JUNE 11-16, 2017

See attached brochure for details.