The Department of Student Services

  • The Department of Student Services is responsible for providing a multitude of services to both general education and special education students. We currently service students in GPPSS, who qualify for special education, from birth through age 26.

    The Student Services office oversees:
    Special Education
    Early On
    Section 504
    Homebound Instruction
    Tutoring List

    If you have any questions or require further information, please contact the Student Services Department at (313) 432-3856.

    Department Beliefs:
    • To be consistent, knowledgeable, and supportive professionals, working in the best interest of the students.
    • To foster positive relationships that build trust with families and staff.
    • To be collaborative, confident, and competent in working directly with students, families, and each other.

    We have dedicated and knowledgeable supervisors for special education.  

    Lisa Dougherty - contact information

    Vanessa Coverdill - contact information  

    Lisa Aouad - contact information 

    The Grosse Pointe Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

    The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, and is the Grosse Pointe School District's 504 coordinator:

    Lillie Loder, Executive Director of Student Services
    20090 Morningside
    Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
    Phone:  313‑432‑3804

    For further information on notice of nondiscrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1‑800‑421‑3481.