Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

Northwest Education Services' Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) is composed of a group of parents with current students with disabilities from Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties school districts. Together, this group works to provide a supportive environment for students, families and educators that will help each student achieve their potential.

Families often find their greatest support in other families who are in a similar situation. SEPAC members work as a resource for others who are unfamiliar with regional services or are looking for information that might support the special needs of their child. SEPAC sponsors regular meetings where parents can learn from each other, gain awareness on pertinent issues, and find opportunities that will help build positive relationships with schools and community. Any SEPAC member will tell you, “We can’t promise to have all the answers, but we are willing to work with you to help find the answers you need to make your child’s educational experience the best it can be.”

Special Education Parent Advisory Council 

Angela Garofalo: Buckley Community Schools

Carrie Dib: Glen Lake Community Schools

Geri Valentine: Leland Public Schools

Heidi Kato: Kalkaska Public Schools

Sarah Robinson: TCAPS

Brandon Shaw: Co-Chairperson TCAPS

Dana Tuller: Chairperson TCAPS

We are looking for more members to add to our Advisory Council! If you or someone you know is interested, please reach out to one of our North Ed Advisors or to Cassie Fasel.

North Ed Advisors:

Julie Gordon (231) 922-6233

Carol Greilick (231) 922-6228

For more information about SEPAC call Cassie Fasel at (231) 922-6228


2023-2024 Communication

PDF Document2023-2024 SEPAC Flyer

2023-2024 SEPAC Agendas & Resources

PDF Document09.23.2023 Agenda & Notes

PDF Document11.11.2023 Agenda & Notes

PDF Document01.13.2024 Agenda - canceled due to weather

PDF Document03.09.2024 Agenda & Notes

PDF Document05.04.2024 Agenda & Notes - coming soon!

Google Forms SEPAC 2024-25 Topics Poll

PDF DocumentSEPAC Guidelines

PDF DocumentSEPAC Bylaws

Should you need assistance opening any of these documents, please notify Cassie Fasel at 922-6228 or Julie Gordon at 922-6233.