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Madison Metropolitan School District

Special Education

Disability Advocacy Resources

Student Services Special Education & 504 Plan Administrative Team:

  • Districtwide

Dr. Nancy Molfenter, Assoc. Superintendent of Student Services - 608-575-4269

  • Eastside Elementary Schools and Early Childhood

Dr. Scott Zimmerman, Assistant Director of Student Services - 608-663-8486

  • West Elementary Schools and Early Childhood

Amy Hefty, Assistant Director of Student Services -  608-663-8491

  • Middle Schools and Capital and Shabazz High Schools

Dr. Sean Bielmeier, Assistant Director of Student Services - 608-663-8454

  • East, West, LaFollette, and Memorial High Schools

Julie Evert, Assistant Director of Student Services - 608-772-1104

  • Intensive Intervention Program Services

Andy Tonies, Assistant Director of Student Services - 608-225-3069

  • Professional Learning, Assistive Technology, Related Services, DHH and VI Programs

Dr. Jan Chynoweth, Assistant Director of Student Services - 608-663-8485

Student Services Supporting Team Members

  • Coordinator of SEA Learning and Anti-Racist Evaluation & IEP Practices

Dr. Nakia Wiley - 608-235-8637

  • Professional Learning and Interventions PST


  • Family Ombudsperson

Anna Moffit - 608-442-2166


Our goal in MMSD is to ensure all students with disabilities receive their federally guaranteed free, appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment, thus promoting inclusive schooling.  Student services advances a diverse, expansive continuum of services and placements essential for both IDEA adherence, and for realizing inclusive schooling.

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Madison Metropolitan School District offers a range of services to students with disabilities requiring special education. Students are determined to be eligible by meeting state criteria in one or more state defined disability areas. Once determined eligible, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is developed and students may begin receiving services.  Students identified as having special education needs are eligible to receive services from birth to age 21. MMSD is committed to provide an equal educational opportunity to all children with disabilities within the district. Services are also available to students attending nonpublic schools. Language support and interpretation is available for families whose native language is other than English.