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LCSD Welcomes New Assistant Director of Special Education

LCSD Welcomes New Assistant Director of Special Education

The Lancaster Central School District administrative team is united in its passion to maximize learning and the student experience. For new Assistant Director of Special Education Erin Gannon, that passion is what drew her to the District.

Erin GannonJohn Armstrong, Lancaster Director of Special Education, said Gannon’s enthusiasm was evident during the hiring process.

“In Erin, we have a professional with unbounded potential. She is going to help us meet the needs and the challenges of our special education students and their families. I am extraordinarily proud that she has joined our team,” John Armstrong Director of Special Education said.

Gannon comes from Cheektowaga Central School District where she served ten years as a special education teacher and most recently as the coordinator of the alternative education program.

“Working with the students in the alternative education program gave me my passion to ensure students are successful and that teachers have the tools they need to make that happen. That’s what drew me to administration; it’s where I feel I can be the biggest advocate for students, teachers and staff,” Gannon said.

The welcoming community atmosphere and Lancaster’s reputation as a top school in special education are two reasons Gannon is excited to be part of the school community.

“I am excited to work with such a strong administrative team and make decisions that are best for our students. I am looking forward to learning all I can about what makes Lancaster unique and bringing a new perspective for how we can enhance opportunities for students going forward,” she said. 

Gannon is filling the position following the retirement of Sandra Cammarata, who served 12 years in the position.

Lancaster’s Special Education Department provides a full range of evaluations, related services, and educational programs in the areas of:

  • Consultant Teacher Services
  • Counseling
  • Hearing & Vision Services
  • Home or hospital instruction
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psycho-Educational Evaluations
  • Resource Room Services
  • Self-contained classroom settings
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Transition Services

Additionally, the district offers a Family Support Center, whose mission is to provide efficient, coordinated access to resources to both children and families, to attain optimal student development and achievement in schools and community.

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