Maury Special Education Services

Mrs. Janelle Freeman, Special Education Teacher

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Mrs. Janelle Freeman, Special Education Teacher

 

Mrs. Janelle Freeman has been with Matthew Maury Elementary School for four years. She has a master’s degree in special education, bachelor’s degrees in psychology and Spanish, and she is working towards an endorsement in English as a Second Language. Prior to Maury, Mrs. Freeman worked as a high school special education teacher in Fairfax County and in residential and private special education programs. Mrs. Freeman has worked with students from all grade levels at Maury. She believes in incorporating technology and working to find new strategies to best help students reach their potential.

Ms. Emily Gergs, Special Education Teacher

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Ms. Emily Gergs, Special Education Teacher

 

Ms. Emily Gergs has been with Matthew Maury Elementary for four years. She has a Master's Degree in Special Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. Prior to Maury, Ms. Gergs worked at a private practice as an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist and Inclusion Assistant at Saint Mary's Private School. In addition, she has completed internships for Loudoun and Fairfax County Public Schools and graduate fieldwork at The Lab School of Washington. While working at Maury, Ms. Gergs has had the opportunity to work with students from all grade levels. She is passionate about multi-sensory individualized instruction that capitalizes on students' strengths.

Ms. Nicole Kertyzak, Special Education Teacher

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Ms. Nicole Kertyzak, Special Education Teacher

 

Ms. Nicole Kertyzak has been with Matthew Maury Elementary School for two years. Prior to Maury, Ms. Kertyzak worked at Cora Kelly Elementary School for one year as a special education teacher for students with Emotional Disabilities. Ms. Kertyzak graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor's degree in Elementary and Special Education. At Maury, she primarily works with kindergarten and first grade students. Ms. Kertyzak believes that Matthew Maury Elementary School has such a supportive and caring environment where all students are able to learn and grow.

  • ACPS Special Education

    ACPS provides services for students with disabilities, age 2 to 21, who are found eligible to receive special education services.

    Visit the ACPS website to learn more about ACPS Special Education Services.