Inclusive Practices

Grimes/Fleming Elementary is a fully inclusive school. All students belong and are valued as equal members of our school community. We develop and implement instructional strategies and methods that increase participation and progress for every child. Learning behavior specialists implement goals and objectives that are aligned with state standards as well as implement goals that are student specific in the general education classroom with the appropriate supplementary aides and services.

Benefits of Inclusive Practices
For students:
  • Enabling development of friendships and strengthening positive self-image.

  • Developing an appreciation and respect for the unique characteristics and abilities of individuals.

  • Promoting opportunities to communicate, self advocate, and be educated with same-age peers.

  • Increasing abilities to help and support all classmates with a sensitivity towards other's differences.

For teachers:
  • Exchanging information about instructional activities and teaching strategies, thus expanding the skills of both general and special educators

  • Developing teamwork and collaborative problem-solving skills to creatively address challenges regarding student learning

  • Promoting the recognition and appreciation that all students have strengths and are contributing members of the school community

For parents:
  • Feeling positive about themselves and their children by seeing their children accepted by others, successful in the inclusive setting, and belonging to the community where they live

  • Feeling positive about themselves and their children by seeing their children appreciate the value of diversity in others

  • Extending opportunities beyond the school community by fostering school friendships in neighborhood activities and social events

Mrs. Debi Thomos

Learning Behavior Specialist &

Case Manager

Fleming Building

Ms. Jamila Adams

Learning Behavior Specialist &

Case Manager

Fleming Building

Ms. Laura Anders

Learning Behavior Specialist &

Case Manager

Grimes Building

Mrs. Stephanie Kriske

Learning Behavior Specialist &

Case Manager

Grimes Building

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