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Special Ed director retiring but replacement is on board

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Harvard’s Director of Special Education, Charles Horn, is retiring at the end of this school year. Charles has worked tirelessly on behalf of our children and has been a forceful advocate for special education in Harvard, not always an easy task. We know we speak for many parents and staff members when we express our deep appreciation to Charles for his many years of service and extend to him our best wishes for the years ahead.

Fortunately, an equally accomplished educator has agreed to take the job of special education director. Pamela DeGregorio, who will succeed Charles, has impressed those who’ve met her, with her wealth of experience and clear commitment to excellence. Pam’s compassion for the struggles faced by our children is obvious, and will, we trust, inform the decisions she makes in this important position.

Thanks are due to Superintendent of Schools Thomas Jefferson for his all his efforts to fill this position. Tom scheduled public sessions with each of the four finalists, which were open to all and included newspaper coverage. Tom deserves great credit for running such an open process, one that appears to have resulted in a superb candidate, Pam DeGregorio, agreeing to serve as special education director.

Sincerely,

MARIA KAUFMANN

JANET ZIMMERMAN

SEPAC co-chairmen

Harvard

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