Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
800.727.1941



PENELOPE WHEELER-ABBOTT

Education & Human Resources Specialist PDF 



207.253.0596 Phone
207.772.3627 Fax

Email

84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, ME 04101-2480


Assistant: Amy Lyons




PRACTICE AREAS

Employment & Labor
School & Education
School Employment Special Education

EDUCATION

University of Southern Maine, M.S., 1997

University of Montana, M.S. , 1992

Macalester College, B.A., cum laude, 1990


MEMBERSHIPS

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development ("ASCD")


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

The Opportunity Alliance
  Board Member


Chocorua Lake Conservancy
  Board Member, Secretary




PRACTICE AREAS

Employment & Labor
School & Education
School Employment Special Education

EDUCATION

University of Southern Maine, M.S., 1997

University of Montana, M.S. , 1992

Macalester College, B.A., cum laude, 1990


MEMBERSHIPS

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development ("ASCD")


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

The Opportunity Alliance
  Board Member


Chocorua Lake Conservancy
  Board Member, Secretary




Penelope Wheeler-Abbott is a non-lawyer Education and Human Resources specialist who joined the firm in 2012. Penny’s practice focuses on a wide range of education and human resources issues for our clients. She provides our school clients with consultation and support in the areas of special education, employee supervision and conduct, student matters, and policy topics. 
 
In the special education arena, Penny works closely with school districts in preparing for special education mediations, complaint investigations, and due process hearings and she provides in-service training and on-going consultation about special education matters. Penny also regularly conducts a wide variety of investigations for public and private sector clients including investigations of harassment, discrimination, and Title IX complaints and employee and student misconduct, including student bullying allegations. In addition, Penny provides consultation support to clients regarding employee supervision and evaluation.
 
Penny joined the firm after 17 years as a teacher and a school administrator in Southern Maine. She has extensive experience in dealing with employee, student, and education issues of all kinds and maintains her certifications as a teacher, building administrator, and assistant superintendent.


Penelope Wheeler-Abbott is a non-lawyer Education and Human Resources specialist who joined the firm in 2012. Penny’s practice focuses on a wide range of education and human resources issues for our clients. She provides our school clients with consultation and support in the areas of special education, employee supervision and conduct, student matters, and policy topics. 
 
In the special education arena, Penny works closely with school districts in preparing for special education mediations, complaint investigations, and due process hearings and she provides in-service training and on-going consultation about special education matters. Penny also regularly conducts a wide variety of investigations for public and private sector clients including investigations of harassment, discrimination, and Title IX complaints and employee and student misconduct, including student bullying allegations. In addition, Penny provides consultation support to clients regarding employee supervision and evaluation.
 
Penny joined the firm after 17 years as a teacher and a school administrator in Southern Maine. She has extensive experience in dealing with employee, student, and education issues of all kinds and maintains her certifications as a teacher, building administrator, and assistant superintendent.


NEWS

Consultant Penny Wheeler-Abbott joins the firm
October 2, 2012

ARTICLES

Hanging on Every Word: Google Vault and Draft Emails
Summer 2018

Making the Grade in the Era of Proficiency: Report Cards, Transcripts, and Students with Disabilities
Spring 2018

Third Time's a Charm? Another PEPG Implementation Deadline Change and Other Updates
Spring 2016

Educator Effectiveness Update
Winter 2016

PRESENTATIONS

A New Take on School Consolidation: The Budget Bill Reforms and Other Critical Developments in School Law
September 8, 2017


Making the Grade in Special Education: Measuring Success, Eligibility, and the Delivery of FAPE in a Standards World
December 2, 2016


Maine Special Education Law Institute
July 12-15, 2016



    PRESENTATIONS

  • A New Take on School Consolidation: The Budget Bill Reforms and Other Critical Developments in School Law
    September 8, 2017
  • Making the Grade in Special Education: Measuring Success, Eligibility, and the Delivery of FAPE in a Standards World
    December 2, 2016
  • Maine Special Education Law Institute
    July 12-15, 2016




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