About Special Services


  • Individualizing instruction, building skills and reducing barriers to minimize the effects of disabilities.

    The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) defines Special Education as “specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability”.

    Special Education broadly identifies the academic, physical, cognitive and social-emotional instruction offered to children who are faced with one or more disabilities. To learn more about the categories of identified disabilities in which a student may be found eligible for services, click here.

    Brooklyn Center Community Schools has a team of highly qualified special education professionals who strive to ensure that each student with an identified disability is given the specific supports they need to benefit from their education, maximize their success, and achieve their full potential.

  • Contact

    Lindsey Horowitz
    Director of Special Services
    763-450-3386 x4010
    lhorowitz@bccs286.org

    Jennifer Kelly
    Administrative Assistant
    763-450-3386 x4007
    jkelly@bccs286.org

     Brandy Vargas
    Due Process and Third Party Billing Clerk
    763-450-3386 x4006
    lvargas@bccs286.org

    Jen Tousignant
    Special Education Coordinator
    Earle Brown Elementary STEAM
    763-561-4480 x2164
    jtousignant@bccs286.org

    Michelle DeRemer
    Special Education Coordinator 
    Early Childhood, Early College Academy and
    Brooklyn Center Middle and High School STEAM
    763-561-4480 x4840
    mderemer@bccs286.org