Exceptional Children

Ashleigh Lanzone

Hi! My name is Ashleigh Lanzone and I am so excited to be a part of the Monroe Charter Family! I have been working in special education classrooms for the past eight years, in both the resource and self contained setting. I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri where I lived until moving to Charlotte, NC in 2014. I have taught previously in Union County in the public and charter school settings and have also served as an advocate for families locally. I graduated from McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois with my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education as well as my Master’s  in Special Education and hold my Certification in Autism Spectrum Disorders from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I am currently working to pursue my PhD in Special Education. While I am not working I love watching the St. Louis Cardinals, going to Disney, and  I am also a charity runner for a foundation that helps serves families that have been affected with childhood cancer. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I can’t wait to meet you and your family and look forward to a great school year! 

Meeting the Needs of EC Students

MCA  is committed to meeting the needs of all enrolled students. It will be our policy that every child have a fair and full opportunity to reach his or her full potential and that no child shall be excluded from appropriate educational offerings.

The EC department screens of all students referred by the School Support Team (SST.) The EC department develops educational plans and strategies for special needs students. The EC department will take every reasonable measure to prevent denials of equal educational opportunity on the basis of physical, emotional, or mental handicap; and will assure that the rights of students with special needs and Monroe Charter Academy and their parents or guardians are protected. The staff of MCA will be aware of students with an Individual Education Program (IEP) or a Section 504 Plan and make sure that all requirements are being met as prescribed. The IEP will be updated regularly and adjustments will be made to accommodate each student. An EC teacher, classroom teacher, parent, and administrator will be given proper notification and invited to attend all meetings. There will be ongoing assessments in classrooms to identify students with special needs. Students with a Section 504 Plan or identified as being eligible for a 504 plan will be offered accommodations and or services for the identified disability. Accommodations and services for both IEP and 504 plans will include but not be limited to: modification of tests and assignments, supplemental textbooks, adjusted seating, use of study guides and organizational tools, preferential seating, modified recess and PE, and use of necessary health care procedures.