Special Education Administration and Compliance

Approximately 40,000 students with disabilities are currently being served by Wayne County's 33 local school districts and approximately 110 public school academies. The large majority of these students are provided appropriate programs within their resident districts.

Approximately 7,000 students have more severe impairments (often referred to as "low incident" students) that require placement in the 57 special education center programs located throughout the county. A center program serves low incidence students from several local school districts at a single site. All 57 special education center programs are operated by local school districts.

PDF DocumentWayne RESA Special Education Plan - Revised February 2017
View and Download Special Education Forms

Forms and Procedures Modules

External LinkSpecial Education Evaluation and Related Procedures Forms Module

What's Happening

PDF DocumentGuidance: Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP)

External LinkSpecial Education IEP, Related Procedures and Forms Module

Measurable Goals and Objectives Training Module

PDF DocumentA Paraprofessionals Guide to Understanding Specific Disabilities

Powerpoint DocumentAutism Spectrum Disorder Guidelines - Fall 2012


Catamaran is the electronic system used to track activities and data related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) for the Michigan Department of Education Offices of Special Education (OSE) and Great Start. Catamaran is designed to support districts and service areas in meeting their obligations of the IDEA, MARSE, and state identified priorities. Catamaran is an external system managed by the OSE.

Catamaran was designed to help locals analyze and interpret data and keep track of all monitoring activities in a single location. Catamaran reflects the priorities of the IDEA 2004 and the State Performance Plan (SPP) and is aligned with the School Improvement Framework.

Catamaran’s goal is to ensure that students and children with disabilities are prepared to live independent and productive lives is the ultimate goal of all the activities monitored by the Michigan Department of Education Offices of Special Education (OSE) and the Early Childhood Development and Family Education.

For more information visit Catamaran


Investigating formal complaints brought against local school districts and public school academies is another mandated function of intermediate school districts. Wayne RESA in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Education must conduct its investigation, including a written and fully documented final report, within 60 calendar days.

Data Collection

Personnel Documentation

Wayne RESA maintains data and documents related to the professional credentials of providers of special education programs and services employed by Wayne County school districts. This database of qualified staff is submitted electronically to MDE as part of the December 1 Count.  

Regina Baker
(734) 334-1502
Laura Begley
Assistive Technology Coordinator
Dawn Bonam
(734) 334-1719
Sheila Byrne
Consultant, Special Education
John Cloft
Manager, Grant Finance and Compliance
(734) 334-1489
Pamela Cunningham
Assistive Technology Coordinator
Darnella Delfine
Consultant, ASD
(734) 334-1372
Kathleen Donagrandi
Consultant, Special Education
Lisa Farkas
Assistant, Internal Operations
(734) 334-1400
Mary Fayad
Special Education Administrator (Part-Time)
Mary Foster
Consultant, Special Education
(734) 612-4247
Trenisha Fuller
(734) 334-1549
Derrick Graves
Assistive Technology Coordinator
Karen Howey
Assistant Superintendent
(734) 334-1527
Kimberly Krug
Consultant, ASD
Christina Kujawa
(734) 334-1496
Vita Lusk
(734) 334-1493
Chris McEvoy
Consultant, Behavior Support
(734) 334-1398
Rose Mendola
(734) 334-1555
Elizabeth Nelson
(734) 334-1484
Lisa Perugi
Special Education Early On/Early Intervention Consultant
(734) 334-1708
Donna Pletcher
Finance Liaison
(734) 334-1822
Kayrl Reynoso
Consultant, Behavior Support
(734) 334-1632
Beverly Rodgers
Patti Silveri
(734) 334-1378
Christine Skoglund
Assistive Technology Coordinator
Zeinab Sleiman
(734) 334-1495
Larry Stemple
(734) 334-1541
Nicole Thompson
(734) 334-1497
Lois Vaughan-Hussain
(734) 334-1604
Sharon Warren
Mandatory Referral Coordinator
Jessica Wiley
(734) 334-1625
Dawn Bonam
(734) 334-1719