The Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD) provides special education services and career and technical education for the Webster Groves School District. SSD is the largest specialized education provider in the state, equips and empowers students of all learning abilities to excel to their greatest potential. This is realized through an inclusive, collaborative approach, supported by comprehensive resources and deep expertise - all of which is centered on each student’s unique needs.
SSD provides special education services to students in a variety of placements, which are governed by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Services are based entirely on a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
More than 97 percent of students who receive services from SSD staff attend a school in the school district in which they live. This means that the vast majority of special education services provided by SSD are delivered by SSD staff in 265 schools in 22 public school districts in St. Louis County.
To learn more about our district’s and SSD’s partnership, please visit SSD’s partner district website.
Dr. Shantay Wakefield
Director of Special Education
Area Coordinator K-5
Dr. Stephanie Berry
Area Coordinator 6-8
Early Childhood Director