Special Programs

special programs

The Department of Special Programs is here to serve students with exceptionalities in the Lebanon R-III School District. We help identify students with under Section 504,  IDEA, and those that are Gifted and Talented. As students are identified we implement education and services to provide a free and appropriate public education.

Meet the Special Programs Director

Mr. Nick Cotta is the Executive Director of Special Programs for the Lebanon R-3 School District. In his tenure, Mr. Cotta has been a special education teacher, process coordinator, and assistant director for special programs. He obtained both a degree in Psychology and post-baccalaureate teacher certification from California State University in Fresno. Mr. Cotta went on to obtain a Masters's degree in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University. He achieved a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from William Woods University. He is currently working towards his Doctorate in Education Leadership through William Woods University. You can contact him at ncotta@lebanon.k12.mo.us.

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