The Special Education Office is located on the top floor of the Administration building at the

Joyce Middle School

55 locust Street

Woburn, MA  01801

Maureen Ryan
Special Education Director
781-937-8233 ext. 11251

Beth Hegarty
Administrative Assistant
781-937-8233 ext. 11251


The Woburn Public Schools meets Federal and State guidelines in the provision of special education services for children ages three (3) through twenty-two (22).  The Special Education Department provides comprehensive services in the areas of indentification and evaluation.  When determined as eligible specialized instruction is provided through an Individual Education Program (IEP).  Students are determined to be eligible for an IEP when they meet the following Federal and State criteria:

  • Indentified disability (Federal/State guidelines)

  • Inability to make effective progress

  • Require specialized instruction (instruction that is scientifically research based and not otherwise in the repertoire of the general education teacher)

For all children who are receiving Early Intervention services, parents are asked to make a referral for services in advance to their child's third (3) birthday.  For school age children, parents are asked to contact their building principal.  

Should you require further information, please call us at 781-937-8233 x11251.