The Wakefield SEPAC is pleased to host Basic Rights in Special Education. This Basic Rights workshop will provide families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities under:


· Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

· Massachusetts Special Education Law


This workshop is designed to support parents’ effective partnering with their child’s school in deciding their child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions and monitor their child’s progress in school.


Thursday, November 7, 2019

6:45pm: Wakefield SEPAC Bylaw Adoption

7:00pm—8:30pm Basic Rights


Galvin Middle School, Learning Common

525 Main Street, Wakefield, MA  01880



Transitions are part of life. College transition is one of the biggest.


Please join us as we welcome Paul Hastings, Director of Student Services at Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development, to discuss high school to college transition and supports/ accommodations typically available at the college level. Paul’s work includes overseeing the programs and services that support undergraduate and graduate students in reaching their academic goals. This includes academic advising and support, financial aid counseling, and student leadership development.


Thursday, December 5, 2019



Galvin Middle School, Learning Commons

525 Main Street, Wakefield, MA  01880




Paul began his career as a Rehabilitation Counselor for people with disabilities and has spent the last 20 years in higher education in roles of increasing responsibility in disability and student services.  He holds a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Notre Dame College in Manchester, New Hampshire.




The Wakefield SEPAC is pleased to host a unique opportunity to learn about Special Education programming in Wakefield and to meet Special Educators that work with our children, in our schools. Join us as Lyn O’Neil, Special Education Director, shares about current programs and the district’s vision for the future. Meet Special Education Coordinators from across the district and learn more about their roles...


Shannon Blacker, Doyle Early Childhood Center

Marybeth Ebert, Wakefield High School

Erin Ficociello, Galvin Middle School

Michelle Ofilos, Dolbeare Elementary School

Lyn O’Neil, District Director

Barbra Salerno, District Elementary Coordinator

Marina Tzortzis, Woodville Elementary School


Thursday, January 23, 2020



Galvin Middle School, Learning Common

525 Main Street, Wakefield, MA  01880