Welcome to McLean County Unit District 5's
Special Education Resources Page

This page is designed to be used as a resource for special education staff members.  Please find links on the left for accessing different resources. Check here periodically for new special education information, links, resources and updates. Below is a list of special education roles for the 2013-2014 school year. Have a great school year! 


Special Education Department Roles

Michelle Lamboley
Unit Office
1809 W. Hovey Ave.  Normal, IL  61761
Office Phone: 309-557-4439
Direct Phone: 309-557-4550
Fax: 309-557-4501
Assistant Director
Carrie Chapman
Unit Office
1809 W. Hovey Ave. 
Normal, IL 61761
Direct Phone: 309-336-6207
Cell Phone: 309-261-2751
Fax: 309-557-4501
Special Education Supervisor
Jessica Alt
Unit Office
1809 W. Hovey Ave.
Normal, IL 61761

Direct Phone: 309-336-6201
Cell Phone: 309-261-2721
Fax: 309-557-4501
Special Education Supervisor
Nancy Braun
 Unit Office
1809 W. Hovey Ave.
Normal, IL 61761

Direct Phone: 309-336-6205
Cell Phone: 309-275-6585
Fax: 309-557-4501

Oversee All Buildings

Specifically Support: Grove, KJHS, NCWHS
Northpoint, Pepper Ridge, Towanda, EJHS, PJHS, NCHS, Out of District

Benjamin, Brigham, Fox Creek, Hudson, Glenn, Prairieland, Sugar Creek

Carlock, Cedar Ridge, Fairview, Hoose, Oakdale, Parkside, ALP, CJHS, NCHS-SSP

Grants- IDEA, Preschool, JDC OOD Coordinator-Hammitt, HR,  Save/Alt. Ed., Residential Early Learning PBIS
CARES Transition Speech CPI
Legal PARCC Coordination SLP Professional Development Behavior Consultation
Professional Development FileMaker  Move-ins  ED Program Supervision
Staff evaluations Move-ins Medicaid   Unit 5 Outreach
ESY Building Chairs  Early Learning RtI  ED Move-ins
Work load/caseload Staff Evaluation  KIDS Assessment PBIS District Team Leader
SAVE/Alt. School Referrals Professional Development planning Assist with SLP interview process  PBIS implementation for all Bldgs. 
Curriculum Transition Component of IEP Assist with Textbooks and Supplies PBIS External Coach 
Conference approval RtI
Monthly caseload reports Mental Health Committee
Indicator Monitoring Indicator 13 & 14 data S/L Student Teaching Placements Bus Driver Training
HILIA Residential Facilities transition/training S/L Materials, Tests & Supplies CPI training
Literacy/RtI Monthly caseload report for buildings S/L Procedural Guidelines  SS curriculum
CPC i3 Grant implementation New teacher training Task Forces Task Forces
Eval Committee Textbooks & supplies FileMaker reports and updates   Regular building support
Private-Parochial-Home School TA needs/Building Allotment Early Learning Support to teachers/admin.  IEP LEA
Psych/SW Prof. Dev. Task Forces Regular building support Juvenile Justice Committee
Medicaid Reporting SS curriculum  IEP LEA as needed  SS After School Program
OT/PT supervision Regular building support
IEP LEA as needed   
Indicator Monitoring
 Teaching Assistant Allotment      
EL Coordinator

 Kris Pennington
Brigham School
201 Brigham School Rd
 Bloomington, IL 61704  
Direct Phone: 309-557-4411

Fax: 309-557-4515

Email: penningk@unit5.org

Vocational Training Center Coordinator  Jane Collins


Eugene Field School

412 E. Cypress St.

Normal, IL  61761


Direct Phone: 309-336-6323

Fax: 309-557-4534

Email: collinjm@unit5.org


 Assistive Technology Coordinator
Nora Bardi

Unit Office
1809 W. Hovey Ave.
Normal, IL 61761-4339

 Direct Phone: 309-336-6204

Cell Phone: 309-261-0764

Fax: 309-557-4501

Email: bardini@unit5.org

Building-based Principal duties Collaborate with OOD/Tuition students

Accessible Educational Materials
Staff evaluations Employer Agreements for Training Center

AT Inventory
EL professional Development  EFSS Building Budget

EL TA prof. development Scheduling for Training Center/EFSS

AT Student & Teacher support
Class lists  Assist in Job Coach hiring

Bookshare/Learning Ally Memberships
Curriculum and Assessment Collaborate with ROE transition Specialist

District Software Management--
Monthly caseload report TPC meeting

FASTT Math, Kurzweil, Lexia, Reading Plus , Symphony Math, Read Live
New teacher training STEP Grant

FileMaker Training & Support
Task Forces HS TA professional Development

HILIA Professional Dev. Com.
Teacher support Assist Voc Coord. with scheduling and student employment

DLM Implementation
PFA grant Staff Evaluations

Infinitec Liaison & Infinitext Membership
EL evaluation study
Special Ed. Dept. Website 
  Student Discipline/Building Supervision    TECH dept liason
  SS curriculum support