Degrees and Certifications:
Salve Regina University BA Child Psychology BA English American International College MEd Special Education
Stacy Lema is the Special Education Liaison at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School located in Fall River, MA. As the Special Education Liaison, Mrs. Lema is responsible for overseeing and managing the student’s IEP modifications and accommodations at Diman. Some of this work includes, but is not limited to, attending IEP meetings; facilitating a student directed transition program; consulting with academic and vocational teachers; meeting with students to discuss post secondary transition goals; and providing other student support services. She is available to meet with students Tuesday after school or by appointment.
As a manner of preparation for this position, Mrs. Lema extensively studied the fields of psychology and education. Mrs. Lema presently holds a M.Ed. in Special Education, a Bachelor's Degree in English Professional Writing and Child Psychology Mrs. Lema is currently completing her doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology. Additionally, Mrs. Lema maintains her professional certification as a 5-12 Special Education teacher, mild and moderate disabilities. In adddition, Mrs. Lema hols a certification in Mindfulness.
Mrs. Lema has been a Special Education teacher for the last 17 years, teaching students in grades 5-12 in the areas of Math, English, History and Science. In addition to academics, she has worked with students in the areas of Instructional and Organizational Strategies, as well as Mindful Meditation. Mrs. Lema holds the belief that all children can achieve success when given the proper support and aspires to guide her students through their educational journey. Mrs. Lema’s goal is to teach in innovative ways that engage and educate all students, to reward their creativity, assist them in taking academic risks and foster a spirit of inquiry. In doing so, it is her sincere hope that her students will be able to pursue knowledge and develop intellectual curiosity; acquire a lifelong love of learning and discover how to learn independently.