Jenny Parsons: Special Needs Students

Voice: Leader

Region: San Diego Region

Organization: Gompers Preparatory Academy

Gompers Preparatory Academy has developed a reputation as a place where students with special needs get their needs met; about 15% of the student population has an active Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The school is having great success mainstreaming students who, according to Chief of Staff Jenny Parsons, at other schools might "be relegated to classrooms where they do not have access to the core curriculum."