In collaboration with local districts, Washtenaw Intermediate School District provides administrative support to special education students, their families and staff.

The role of the special education administrator is to supervise, coordinate and support special education programs and services. They are responsible for program planning and direction, staff and student support, implementation special education rules, allocation of resources, communication with parents and family, curriculum development and student achievement.

Ann Arbor Public Schools

Marianne Fidishin
Executive Director
(734) 994-2318

Chelsea School District

Lisa Nickel
(734) 433-2200 ext. 6083

Dexter Community Schools

Anne Nakon
(734) 424-4160 x6052

Lincoln Consolidated Schools

Robert Williams
(734) 484-7000 ext. 7870

Manchester Community Schools

Rachel Tierney
Supervisor of Special Education
(734) 428-7442 ext. 1145

Milan Area Schools

Lon Smith
(734) 439-5018

Saline Area Schools

Kevin Musson
Director of Student Services
(734) 401-4006

Whitmore Lake Public Schools

Melissa Hueker
Director of Student Services
(734) 449-4715 ext. 4013

Ypsilanti Community Schools

Ruth Jordan
Special Education Director
(734) 221-1953

Washtenaw ISD

Cherie Vannatter
Deputy Superintendent
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1543

Deborah Hester-Washington
Executive Director of Special Education
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1456

ADA & Accessibility

Our School Strives To Ensure Our Website Is Accessible To All Our Visitors 

Washtenaw ISD is committed to providing a website that is fully accessible and we are currently in the process of developing a new website to better meet the needs of our customers. Our new website will include improvements to ADA compliance and accessibility, and during this transition, we remain committed to maintaining our existing website's accessibility and usability. 

ADA Compliance

Non Discrimination

It is the policy and commitment of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any legally protected characteristic, in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies in accordance with Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, executive order 11246 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all other pertinent state and Federal regulations.

Non Discrimination Information

ADA and Title IX Coordinator ADA and Title IX Coordinator
Brian Marcel
Associate Superintendent
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1402
Cassandra Harmon-Higgins
Executive Director, HR & Legal Services
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1311