About

The Office of Student Services, located at 89 Wellesley Street (Case House School Administration Building), oversees Special Education, Guidance, Health Services, and the English Language Education Program.

Weston’s Director of Student Services Martha Bakken joined the District in July 2021. She began her career as a bilingual elementary teacher in New York City, and has taught and held other leadership positions in Boston, Everett, Westwood, Lexington, and Stoneham schools. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University; a Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; a Master of Science from Wheelock College; and a Master of Arts from the University of Massachusetts Boston.martha Baken

During her years as the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services in Stoneham, Ms. Bakken prioritized collaboration in pursuit of high expectations for every student. While in Stoneham, Ms. Bakken achieved a long list of successful school and district-wide initiatives. She has extensive experience supporting the use of data to inform instruction, especially with the goal of meeting the needs of students with special needs. Data has been critical to her work as a district leader, from building professional development and 1:1 coaching programs, to developing districtwide monitoring tools and facilitating a district wide data team. Ms. Bakken has shared she is excited to support the success of all students!

Parent Meetings with the Weston Student Services Director

It is critical that the Director of Student Services understands the needs of the students, staff, parents and community members in Weston. As part of this process, I invite parents and community members to meet with me throughout the year to discuss their ideas, thoughts and concerns. It is important to understand that although I am always willing to discuss individual situations, I can not change an IEP or change the decision of an IEP Team. In order to schedule a meeting with me, please click on the link  “Schedule a ‘Martha Meeting'” and sign up for a time slot.  Please note I usually add meetings a week or two before at the beginning of the week.
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I look forward to talking with you,
Martha Bakken
Director of Student Services

Janet Cinar

Janet Cinar

Administrative Assistant

Emily Tucker

Emily Tucker

Assistant Director of Student Services

tuckere@weston.org

The Weston Special Education Parent Advisory Council (Weston SEPAC) is an all parent volunteer group of that promotes a network for parents of children with disabilities to provide a forum to share information, support, provide resources and discuss important issues. Please visit the SEPAC website for more info.