Coventry Local Schools

Special Services

Special Services

Our goal in Special Services is to provide an educational environment which meets the individual needs and develops the individual talents of each of our students. In order to accomplish this goal, we offer a wide variety of programs and a complete continuum of program options.

There are programs and services available for handicapped children from birth through 21 years of age. Handicaps may include learning disabilities, autism, traumatic brain injury, behavioral, multiple or severe physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, hearing, visual, speech, language, and other health impairments.

If you know of a child who you suspect may be eligible for services, please contact the Director of Special Services, Melissa Ostrowski, at 330-644-0699 or email to [email protected]


On Friday, April 28th Coventry Local Schools was represented by Colleen Campriani-Romas, Diane Fitzpatrick and Noah McDuffie at the 2017 State Support Team Region 8 Outstanding Educator and Student Awards Luncheon at The Galaxy Banquet Center in Wadsworth. Mrs. Romas has been with Coventry Local Schools for 30 years and is currently working as a Speech -Language Pathologist at Coventry Middle School. Mrs. Fitzpatrick has been with Coventry Local Schools for 20 years and is currently working as a Classroom Attendant at Coventry Elementary School. Mrs. Romas was nominated by Celeste Powell, Coventry Middle School Teacher and Mrs. Fitzpatrick was nominated by Kathleen Parker, Coventry Elementary School teacher. Both were recognized for their outstanding work in the area of "Growing Great Schools", helping to create safe, supportive, inclusive school environments for students with disabilities or diverse learning needs. Second grade student Noah McDuffie was honored for his achievements in academics and was nominated by his teachers Rachel Bryk and Audrey Baker. State Support Team Region 8 represents school districts in Medina, Summit and Portage Counties and it great honor for educators and students to be acknowledged at the Awards Luncheon. Also attending this event from Coventry Schools was Russell Chaboudy, Superintendent, Melissa Ostrowski, Special Education Director, Tim Bryan, Coventry Elementary Principal, Teachers (Audrey Baker, Rachel Bryk, Kathleen Parker and Celeste Powell), Stacey Hartwig, Parent Mentor and the families of our nominees. 
Mr. Chaboudy with second grade student Noah McDuffie. 
Recognized from Coventry Local Schools: Diane Fitzpatrick, Noah McDuffie and Colleen Campriani-Romas.