Special Education

Welcome Stoughton Families to a new school year!

It is with great pleasure that I write to welcome you to another school year on behalf of the Special Education Department. I hope that your summer has been filled with fun, adventures and some relaxation. How quickly our thoughts have turned to preparing for the start of school! Our Special Education staff are excitedly looking forward to a new school year and are preparing to see that your child’s learning experience in the Stoughton Public Schools is a successful and happy one.

It is with the same care, enthusiasm, and commitment to the start of the school year, that we approach the craft of teaching. As the people you have entrusted with the education of your children, we have developed strong educational programming that addresses each child’s social, emotional and academic needs. We promote an educational environment that engages the students in meaningful work so that they develop the critical skills necessary to become independent, responsible, and productive citizens. It is important that we work in collaboration. 

Your partnership and support are key elements to ensuring that we are able to maximize each student’s educational and personal development. To that end, we encourage a positive home-school relationship based on the mutual goal of providing the best learning experience possible for all of our students. Our talented faculty brings a diverse set of approaches to instruction in order to address a variety of student learning styles. We welcome your thoughts and ideas. 

All parents and guardians of the Stoughton students receiving special education services are encouraged to become involved in SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Group). All meetings and workshops are open to the public. Please contact our current President, Ms. Carolyn Campbell if you are interested in serving on the board, sharing ideas for presentations/workshops or to receive more information.

We wish you the best for a successful and rewarding school year!

Sincerely, Ms. Carolan Sampson and Mrs. Amy Saraiva


Mission Statement

Stoughton Public Schools Special Education is committed to collaborating between home, school, and community.

  • Sets high expectations for students to become positive contributing members of their community
  • Life-long learner who can problem solve and never gives up, reaching for the highest level of independence, and who value self & others
  • Support individuals to reach their potential and achieve their academic, employment, and community related goals

DESE Coordinated Program Review 2017

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Carolan Sampson Administrator of Special Education
Amy Saraiva Assistant Administrator of Special Education
Rita Abourjaily Administrative Clerks and Secretaries
Karen Altwein Administrative Clerks and Secretaries
Geraldine Ward Administrative Clerks and Secretaries