KEC Oakleigh

KEC Oakleigh serves students K-8 who have significant emotional impairments and persistent behavioral concerns. The goal is to teach coping skills and strategies that will allow students to self-regulate their behaviors and transition back to their local school program. 

Our Mission

KEC Oakleigh provides specialized instruction and services to students in order to educate and develop social-emotional and behavioral skills necessary to increase inclusion within their neighborhood schools and in the community.

Core Skills

  • Social/Emotional
    • Coping Skills
    • Self-Awareness
    • Self-Management
    • Social Awareness
    • Relationship Skills
    • Responsible Decision-Making
  • Academic Competency

Mission Implementation

  • We provide extensive positive behavioral intervention and social emotional learning.
  • We are committed to students developing their skills to transition to the Least Restrictive Environment.
  • We implement zones of regulation, trauma- informed and restorative justice practices.
  • We provide curriculum aligned to the MDE Academic Standards and the Core Social Emotional Learning Competencies.
  • We are committed to collaborations with family and community mental health professionals and supports.
  • We are committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for all students.
  • We are committed to improving outcomes for all students through continuous improvement and implementing a system of supports. 

KEC Oakleigh

2223 Gordon NW
Grand Rapids MI, 49504


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Contact Our Office

Lisa Merritt
Linda White
Administrative Assistant