Manarat and ACCEL have partnered together to meet the needs of all individuals. Please find the following information about the programs we are offering. Our team of specialists are available on the Manarat campuses to provide services for students who may need additional support in areas such as:

Academics, Behavior, Social/Emotional Skills, Speech/Language Therapy
Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Counseling

Our program provides intervention for not only students with diagnosed disabilities, but also those who may need additional support in the classroom to reach their full potential. We offer a multi-tiered system based on the level of student need.

Tier 2

Provides intervention in curriculum/academic needs in areas of language arts and mathematics. This tier also provides basic social, emotional, communication, motor, and behavioral support for students who qualify. Students would generally receive 5 to 10 hours per week of support at school in push in and/or pull-out settings. The student will receive an Individualized Intervention Plan (IIP), which
contains a summary of the student’s strengths and needs, targeted goals that they will be working on, and a summary of service minutes that they will receive from relevant departments. They will work individually or in targeted small groups with one of our educational specialists for intervention and enrichment. Progress will be monitored and reported regularly.

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tier 3

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Provision of special education services. This tier provides a comprehensive, psychoeducational evaluation in all related service areas. The evaluation team includes:

– School Psychologist, Speech/Language Pathologist, Physical Therapist, Behavior Analyst, Occupational Therapist, Special Education Teacher

The evaluation will provide an educational diagnosis, as well as summaries and recommendations from each professional area. Alongside the evaluation, the student will receive an Individualized Education Program (IEP), which contains a summary of the student’s strengths and needs, targeted goals that they will be working on, and a summary of service minutes that they will receive from relevant departments. Based on the student’s IEP, they will be receiving a combination of both pull-out and push-in services from the special education teacher, as well as any related services members based on what services they qualify for.

If you are interested in enrolling, please reach out directly to the contact information listed below for next steps.

If you would like more information about the program, fees, or how to enroll, please reach out directly to our Program Manager whose contact information is listed below.

Email: jnicol@accel.sa

Call: (055) 888-0925

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Jeffrey Nicol, Male Special Education Lead of ACCEL Saudi Arabia

Jeffrey Nicol

Program Manager, Manarat Al Riyadh

Jeffrey Nicol is a special education teacher and licensed administrator who is passionate about helping students achieve and grow to their full potential. Jeffrey received a Master of Education in Special Education from Arizona State University in 2012. He also completed his Administrative Licensure from George Fox University in 2022. He began his teaching career at ACCEL in Arizona in 2013. Since then, he has taught in a variety of special education classrooms for 7 years within the private, charter, and public sector of the Arizona and California education system. In 2020, he moved to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia to support the ACCEL Ajyal Center as the Special Education Lead Teacher, providing training and development to the staff. Jeffrey has a wealth of experience and knowledge serving students with different disabilities, developing individualized education programs, creating & adapting curriculum, and managing a team to support the classroom. He now serves as the Program Manager at the Manarat Al Riyadh chapter.

Erica Nicol, Female Interim Program Manager of ACCEL Saudi Arabia

Erica Nicol

Director of Training and Development, Manarat Al Riyadh

Erica Nicol has been serving children and adults with developmental disabilities since 2014. She received her degree in Special Education and Rehabilitation from the University of Arizona and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from George Fox University. Erica began working at ACCEL in 2014 as a Special Education Teacher, then moved into the Mentor Teacher role supporting students and staff members at various ACCEL campuses across Arizona. Erica and her husband, who is also a special education teacher, moved to Saudi Arabia in 2020 to fill the position of Special Education Lead Teachers. During her time, Erica took over the Program Manager role, and more recently, the Director of Training and Development at the Manarat Al Riyadh chapter. Erica has a strong interest in supporting teachers to create a classroom environment in which all students can reach their full potential. In addition, she supports teachers with adapting materials, curriculum, and Individualized Education Plans, which allow each student to accomplish their unique goals. Erica has been formally trained in TEACCH, which is an evidence-based academic program based out of North Carolina. The program supports students with highly visual and structured systems to help unique learners access the curriculum. In her personal life, Erica enjoys taking dance classes, hiking, and traveling to new places.

Katie Lewis, M.Ed.

Katie Lewis

Special Education Lead, Manarat Al Riyadh

Katie Lewis has been a certified educator since 2010. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a minor in early childhood education at Northern Arizona University. She also completed a master’s degree in special education at Grand Canyon University. Katie has taught in the United States for 10 years and in the United Arab Emirates for 3 years. She has taught across multiple grade levels as well as in Special Education. Katie moved to Saudi Arabia in 2022 to fill the position of Special Education Lead for the Manarat Al Riyadh chapter. Katie believes that all children can learn. She is passionate about supporting teachers and helping her students access their curriculum. In her personal life Katie enjoys being in nature, fitness, and traveling the world.