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Special Education

Welcome! We hope that this site serves as an opportunity to share important information about the special education program in Darien. The Special Education Department in the Darien Public Schools adheres to the educational philosophy and mission of the district.



  • Shirley K. KleinAssistant Superintendent of Special Education and Student Services (SESS), 203-656-7474
  • Laura StraitonProgram Director Early Childhood, SESS, 203-656-7472
  • Theresa FoxMMS Department Chair, Special Education, Grades 6-8, 203-655-2518 x3265
  • Christina Bras Taylor, DHS Department Chair, Special Education, Grade 9-12, 203-655-3981 x2285


Special Education Student Services (SESS) Facilitators