The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) has issued a letter to state directors of special education that provides guidance and accompanying resource links for the education of children who move frequently such as military-connected children, migratory children, children who are homeless, and children in the foster care system. This letter and list of resources provide guidance and describe several important principles that states, school districts, school staff, parents, families, and others may find helpful in ensuring that highly mobile children with disabilities receive required special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs in a timely manner.

Click here to read the letter


Contact us at:

General Information for Special Education, Meetings and Events: Kelley Brown,   406-444-5661

      Contracts and Payments: Ty House, 406-444-2504

School Improvement Supports
Unit Manager John Gorton, 406-459-4281
School Improvement Specialist Mercee Cislo, 406-437-2369
School Improvement Specialist Alicia Herman, 406-438-1363
School Improvement Specialist Katie Mattingley, 406-437-3874
School Improvement Specialist Chris McCrea, 406-444-3864
School Improvement Specialist Desiree Johnson, 406-431-1081
Early Childhood Education
Early Learning Specialist, Special Education Preschool Lucy Beltz
Additional Supports
Early Assistance Program & Dispute Resolution Mandi Gibbs, 406-444-5664
Paralegal Angie Griner, 406-444-2046
Continuing Education, Stipend Programs Annette Viciedo Young, 406-444-0299


Continuing Education and Technical Assistance
Unit Manager  Tammy Lysons, 406-431-2309
Montana Autism Education Program  Doug Doty, 406-459-5303
GT/MTSS Program Support Specialist Jackie Ronning, 406-438-0522
Program Support Specialist Anne Carpenter, 406-465-0922
Data Systems and Reporting
IDEA Part B Data Manager  Anne Rainey, 406-444-4430
AIM Special Education Data System  Submit an AIM Help Desk Ticket, 1-877-424-6681 or 406-444-3800
State Special Education Director  JP Williams, 406-444-4426
Fiscal Management  Danni McCarthy, 406-444-0452