Dear Parents/ Guardians and Community Members,
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is John Fabrizio and I am the Director of Student Services in the Merrimack School District. I have had the pleasure to serve as an administrator for the last seventeen years in Merrimack. Since arriving in this District in the summer of 2000, I have enjoyed such a positive environment. It has been my good fortune to experience a wonderful partnership with the students, staff and families in our community.
We are a district that believes in inclusion of all students thorough a multi-tiered system of supports that help each student individually. This starts with the overall structure of our Response to Intervention Process. Merrimack School District’s Response to Instruction/Intervention (RtI) is defined as the proactive tiered process where each student receives and each educator provides high quality differentiated core instruction and interventions through a systematic integration of all District resources using data over time to make collaborative educational decisions matched to individual student needs in academic, social-emotional and behavioral areas. Special Education for students with disabilities functions throughout these tiers of support and is coordinated by building administrators in each school.
Our teams work together in an inclusionary process within each of our buildings as Administrators, Classroom Teachers, Special Educators, Counselors, Related Service Providers, Department Heads and Special Education Coordinators that can assist you and your students’ questions.
Our building based coordinators are knowledgeable of the special education law, our policies/processes, their school communities and your child’s program. Please contact them at your child’s school if you have questions.
As a team of educators we are truly dedicated to our profession and dedicated to working with families and educators as teams to meet the needs of our students. Merrimack is known to me as a positive environment with innovative and hard-working staff, the most supportive, community-minded group of families, and the most incredible, compassionate and hard-working students. As the director, it is my intention to continue to foster a passion for education of “all” students and to continue to be open to listening and changing as we prepare our students for live beyond our schools. Please feel free to contact me or our team members with any questions or concerns you may have.
John F. Fabrizio
Director of Student Services
Merrimack School District