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Student Support Services


The special education program in WBSD supports individuals facing a range of social, emotional, communication, and learning challenges. Our goal is to integrate students into the general education  classroom setting to the greatest extent possible, taking into account their unique needs.

Each school building offers a variety of specialized programs that address specific areas of difficulty, provide academic skill development, and assist with learning challenges.

Irrespective of the type or severity of a child's disability, our highly skilled staff is committed to meeting a wide range of needs. The West Bloomfield Special Education programs adhere to both state and federal regulations, ensuring compliance with all guidelines.

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If you suspect that your infant/toddler, ages birth to 3 years, may need special education services, or has a developmental delay, please contact the Early On Coordinator Catherine McCotter at or (248) 804-3906.

If you suspect your preschool age child ages 3 to 5 may need special education services, please contact the Child Find Coordinator, Joy Oetjens at or (248) 865-3291.

If you suspect your child ages 6 through 26, may need special education services please contact the Student Support Services Department at (248) 865-6470. 

Eligible children will be referred to appropriate programs and services per federal and state guidelines.

michigan updates/resources

Please click the link below to access the most recent news update from Michigan Department of Education

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Michigan Alliance for Families:
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Family Matter Fact Sheet:
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Administrative & Community Services Building
5810 Commerce Road
West Bloomfield MI 48324
PHONE: (248) 865-6470
FAX: (248) 865-6471

Dr. K. Smith
Director, Student Support Services 
(248) 865-6470
E-mail Dr. Smith

Andie Briolat
Supervisor, Student Support Services 
(248) 865-6203
Email Andie

Andie Briolat

Tina Gagnon
Administrative Assistant, Student Support Services
(248) 865-6470
E-mail Tina

Jamie Carrick
Administrative Assistant - Pupil Accounting Secretary
(248) 865-6470
E-mail Jamie