Megan Henze


Megan Henze joined the Special Connections board in 2019. She is entering her 14th year of teaching special education for Coal City Unit One District. Megan started the first self-contained, special education program for 4th and 5th grade, after a couple of years, began the life skills program for 9-12 year old's. After 5 years of teaching, she developed the life skills program for 14-18 year old's, the PATH program. Four years ago, Megan began the Transition program for 18-21 year old's. She has earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Special Education from Illinois State University.
Megan has guided students with and without disabilities to fundraise for Special Olympics for 6 years.
Her passions include school/community-wide projects for young adults. She believes in increasing volunteer work, vocational training, and employment for people with disabilities. She has created a school to work program and student-led business projects for her students. Megan is passionate about increasing self-determination, advocacy, independency, and overall quality of life for people with disabilities.
She resides in Marseilles with her husband Matt and two dogs Simon and Shen.