Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)

Mission Statement of Northampton PAC


The mission of the Northampton Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SePAC) is to work for the understanding, respect, support, and appropriate education for all children with disabilities in our community.


Key Objectives

  • Provide outreach and a network of support for parents, including training, and access to relevant information, current public policy issues, regulations and laws.
  • Promote an innovative educational environment where children with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities and a school environment where all children are encouraged to reach their potential.
  • Collaborate with the school community to continually improve the educational opportunities available within and without our schools that promote improved educational outcomes for children with disabilities.
  • Promote communication and programs within the community to encourage greater understanding, acceptance, compassion, and inclusion of children who are different.
  • Inform district administration of parent concerns and student needs.

2023-2024 SEPAC Officers


Education and Events Coordinator

Shakira Alvarez


Caregiver/Membership Engagement and Recruitment Coordinator

Rachel Baker


Advocacy and Evaluation Coordinator 

Karen Kauschen


Board Member-At-Large

Katie Heimer (inactive)


School Administration Coordinator

Cindy Mahoney

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Contact Us

Networking through the Google Group

The SePAC email list (Google Group) is made up of parents and guardians of children who receive special education services in the Northampton Public Schools. The email list allows individuals to share experiences, get advice, and send out news of upcoming workshops, meetings and other events of interest. Please note, any email sent through this group is shared with ALL members.

To Subscribe to the Google Group, click on this link and click on “Apply for membership”

When subscribing, please include the following information:
-Your name
-The name of the school your child attends
-The email address you want postings sent to
-Any special areas of interest you may be able to share with the group (none are required)

To Unsubscribe from the Google Group, send an email to: nohosepac@googlegroups.com

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