SOUTH MACOUPIN ASSOCIATION FOR SPECIAL EDUCATIONHelping students with special needs reach their maximum potential in the least restrictive environment. Our districts: Mt. Olive #5, Staunton #6, and Gillespie #7.
SMASE is proud to provide the best quality education and services to our students and parents. We are dedicated to helping students with special needs reach their maximum potential in the least restrictive environment. Students receive a variety of services based on their individual needs. SMASE ‘s member districts are Mt. Olive #5, Staunton #6 and Gillespie #7. These districts are situated in a rural setting, while still being very close to St. Louis, Springfield and Edwardsville. We think this provides our students with the best of both worlds.
SMASE provides a continuum of supports and services for students. SMASE staff supports and provides guidance for resource and speech services that are provided at each school district. In addition, SMASE provides thirteen classrooms for students who need more individualization than can be provided in the traditional resource setting. These classrooms are located in Gillespie, Mount Olive and Staunton school districts, but are composed of students from all member districts.
701 North Deneen
Staunton, IL 62088
Director: Alison Storm
Supervisor: Julie Presswood
Supervisor: Dawn Biersborn
Administrative Assistant: Cheryl Johnson