Special Education Department


Erin Perkins, Director of Special Education

Quincy Public Schools

34 Coddington Street

Quincy, MA 02169


Mission Statement:

The Quincy Public Schools Special Education Department recognizes that many students have learning challenges. To meet these needs, we offer an array of programs that address disabilities in Autism, Developmental Delay, Intellectual Impairment, Sensory (Vision and Hearing) Impairment, Emotional Impairment, Communication Impairment, Specific Learning Disabilities as well as providing accommodations for Physical and Health Impairments.

Quincy Public Schools has an active Parent Advisory Council whose members meet quarterly with the Special Education Subcommittee of the Quincy School Committee as well as monthly for support and informational workshops. They maintain a Resource Center which is located in Quincy High School.  QPAC has an outstanding website which can be accessed through a link on the Quincy Public Schools Special Education website. In the past year we collaborated on a pamphlet for parents new to the special education process, the resource guide for parents and a transition manual for Special education teachers in Middle and High School.

Improvement Plan:

Special Education Program Improvement Plan 2015-2016

Lexia Reading Core5:

Students can run Lexia’s programs directly by using these Student Program URLs:

Core5: http://www.lexiacore5.com/?SiteID=0779-9137-3578-3709

Strategies:  http://www.lexiastrategies.com/?/SiteID%200779-9137-3578-3709

Additional Resources and Links:


Special Education Staff:

  • Catherine Carey: 984-8894
  • Richard Kelly: 984-8896
  • Donna Cunningham: 984-8604
  • Julie Graham: 984-8803

Team Evaluations:

All concerns should be addressed with the Principal of your child’s school. Note: Students who are educated in private schools at private expense should contact the Principal of the school the student would attend if educated in the local district.

Independent Education Evaluations:

All requests should be in writing to:

Donna Cunningham
Quincy Public Schools
Special Education Department
34 Coddington Street
Quincy, MA 02169