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Baird School

About Us

We provide special education and therapeutic intervention and treatment to children ages 5-14 and grades K-8 with emotional and behavioral challenges.

Therapeutic Components

A licensed teacher leads each class, working in tandem with a behavior interventionist, a special educator and a school clinician. With only 8-10 students per classroom, the school team is able to focus on the specific needs of each child.

The goal is to help students develop emotional regulation skills and strategies that will allow them to be successful in school, at home, and in their community. Clinicians also support students as they prepare to transition back to public school or another educational setting.

Academic Information

Our core classes help students develop and enhance their academic skills.

Our Readers and Writers Workshop encourages students in all classrooms to read for approximately 90 minutes per day. When needed, special educators and  literacy specialists provide additional individualized reading instruction.

Our mathematics curriculum is based on Common Core Standards and uses group interaction and technology to motivate students and encourage academic success. 

Science and Social Studies are taught through thematic studies which address the core competencies.

In addition to core traditional academic programming, the Baird School offers:

  • Intentional movement/Physical Education
  • Art and Music activities integrated into the curriculum
  • Outdoor Challenge
  • Community-based learning including field trips with integrated thematic units
  • Community-based educational programming for students receiving intensive services as needed

The School’s integrated curriculum and clinical strategies are designed to encourage student success and reduce behavior problems.

Meet the Staff

Our Baird School staff include:

  • Program Director
  • Education Director
  • Special Education Director
  • Assistant Director
  • Clinical Director
  • Clinical Coordinator
  • Clinical Behavior Specialists
  • Program Supervisor
  • Team Lead
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Assistant Teacher
  • Behavior Interventionists
  • Special Educators
  • Physical Educator
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • School Lunch Aide

Admission Information

Students are referred by their Local Education Agency.

Have a question? Feel free to contact us at:
Kristie Reed, Baird School Director
802-488-6655
KristieR@howardcenter.org