• 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

    AT SETT's
    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