Special Needs Advisory Council (SNAC)

  • Purpose:

    The Special Needs Advisory Council (SNAC) is organized to ensure that parents, school, staff, and community professionals come together to promote a shared decision-making process to plan and implement educational programs for students with special needs. Special needs students are those who have IEP's or 504 plans, those who are medically fragile, and those who are being considered for eligibility for special education within the Exceptional Children's Programs.

    The Council functions as an advocate for children with disabilities in the school system. The-major focus of the Council is system-wide issues as opposed to individual concerns. Individual concerns should be directed to the Exceptional Children's Programs Office. The purpose of the SNAC is to work collaboratively on the improvement of the quality of education for children with special needs in Union County Public Schools (UCPS).

    Special Needs Advisory Council Activities:

    • Serve as an avenue of public input for the improvement of special education and increase school and community awareness concerning children with special needs and their families.

    • Advocate for effective, coordinated, and comprehensive programs.

    • Provide workshops, learning opportunities, and information to parents and the school community concerning issues and programs for students with special needs.

    • Connect families with community agencies (e.g. mental health, vocational rehabilitation, etc.) and resources.

    • Make recommendations for needed improvements to the school system with regards to EC students and programs.

    • Communicate appreciation and support to those serving children with special needs.

    • The EC Director will present the Council's recommendations concerning issues, policies, and programs to the superintendent as appropriate.


     

    UCPS Special Needs Advisory Council 2018-2019 Meetings
    will be held on the Second Monday of the following months:

    September 9, 2019

    November 4, 2019

    January 13, 2020

    March 9, 2020

    May 11, 2020

    at 6:30 pm at the Professional Development Center

    CATA Campus

    600 Brewer Drive

    Monroe, NC

     

                                                                                 SNAC Application

                                                                SNAC Members

                                                                   2019-2020 

    Names Email  Phone Numbers Title (parent representative by cluster, UCPS Staff and Others
    Linda Little

    linda.little@ucps.k12.nc.us

    (704)289-2543

    UCPS - Transition Specialist

    Dr. Wendy Gravely

    wendy.gravely@ucps.k12.nc.us

    (704)296-6389

    UCPS Coordinator for Section 504 & Compliance

    Susan Williams

    susan.williams@ucps.k12.nc.us

    (704)458-2536

    Assistant Principal Kensington Elementary, Cuthbertson Cluster

    Melanie Miller

    mmiller@thearcisthere.org

    (704)261-1550

    Disability Organization - Executive Director, The Arc of Union/Cabarrus

    Dr. Laura Beachum

    laura.beachum@ucps.k12.nc.us

    (704)296-6370

    Director of Exceptional Children’s Program for UCPS

    Alicia Jones

    alicia.jones@ucps.k12.nc.us

    (704)607-0088

    Parent- Parkwood Cluster

    Hillary Kroboth

    hillary.kroboth@ucps.k12.nc.us

    (704)296-6374

    EC Program Specialist

    Natasha Chow

    natasha.chow@ucps.k12.nc.us

    (704)221-8758

    Parent - Cuthbertson Cluster, Teacher

    Libby Conder

    Libby@ConderCoaching.com

    (704)650-1724

    Parent - Monroe Cluster

    Jessica Aguilar

    jessya8212@gmail.com

    (704)726-3156

    Parent - Piedmont (Fairview) Cluster

    Mari McTamney

    mari.mctamney@ucps.k12.nc.us

    (704)296-3170

    Assistant Principal, Piedmont High School

    Amy Herlihy

    amy.herlihy@ucps.k12.nc.us

    (704)296-6348

    Assistant Principal, Union Elementary School