Welcome to Parents of Students in Special Education, also known as P.O.S.S.E. We are here to assist you with your son or daughter’s educational needs and to empower you with the knowledge of how the educational maze is structured so your child can be successful in their journey onto college.

Our Vision is to reduce the drop out and retention rate for children with learning disabilities that attend our public schools. With this goal in mind, our Mission is to create educational opportunities for children grades 3-12 with learning disabilities by advocating for effective research-based learning programs that will promote the success and dignity of our children. P.O.S.S.E. also is here to assist with the development of these children into proficient and independent learners as they transition from high school to college.

P.O.S.S.E is premised on the belief that the key to effective educational programs for children with learning disabilities is collaboration—as equals—by parents and educators.

We look forward to working with you.


Marlena's Signature
Marlena Vaughn
Executive Director
Parents of Students in Special Education