Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) program at Sanford Middle School has two classrooms. Ms Janet MacDonald's class is in room 179. 

Ms Callanan's classroom is in room 219. I have worked for the Minneapolis Public Schools since spring of 1997. I started my career in Massachusetts as a Montessori Elementary teacher before moving to Minnesota.  My first job in Minneapolis Public School was at Edison High School serving students with ASD for 7 years, and continued at South in the ASD program for 3 years.  I worked for 8 years supporting ASD teachers as a District Program Facilitator for middle and high school teachers, before joining Sanford Middle School in the fall of 2016.

I teach social skills and English Strategies (writing skills).  There are two special education assistants who support our students in their classes:  Ms. Coleman and Ms. Anderson.