• How to Obtain Services

    If you suspect your Preschool age child may have a disability or developmental delay, call the Preprimary Evaluation Team (PET) office at (269) 250-9670 or Early On office at (269) 250-9640.
    Another valuable resource is Build Up, which helps young people ages 0-5 with physical, social, emotional and learning conditions, which prevent them from being successful in school. Please visit the Build Up website for more information.

    If you think your school age child might qualify for special education services, contact your child's teacher and building principal.

    Each school district in Kalamazoo RESA's service area is a member of a special education service area. The location and contact information is listed below:

    Central Service Area – Kalamazoo Public Schools

    Director: Rikki Saunders
    Email: saundersrt@kalamazoopublicschools.net
    Phone: (269) 337-0161
    Fax: (269) 337-0169

    Eastern Service Area – Climax-Scotts, Comstock, Galesburg-Augusta, Gull Lake, Parchment

    Director: Janan Zimmerman
    Email: janan.zimmerman@garams.org
    Phone: (269) 484-2128 
    Fax: (269) 484-2113

    Southern Service Area – Portage, Schoolcraft, Vicksburg

    Director: Jeanine Mattson-Gearhart
    Email: jmattsongearhart@portageps.org
    Phone: (269) 323-5010
    Fax: (269) 323-5011

    Kalamazoo RESA Service Center

    Assistant Superintendent for Special Education: Mindy Miller
    Email: mindy.miller@kresa.org
    Contact: (269) 250-9323 Fax: (269) 250-9322
    Program Improvement and Accountability Administrator: Tori Wentela
    Contact: (269) 250-9228 Fax: (269) 250-9322