Special Education 8th Grade Tigers & 7th Grade Bobcats

Mr. Michael J. Scanlon  mscanlon@sbps.net



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Michael J. Scanlon mscanlon@sbps.net


I am the Special Education teacher for

8th-grade Tiger Students and 7th-grade Bobcats Students


My goal is to make a difference in the lives of all my students!

This is my seventh year at Bluffs Middle School and my 31st of teaching.   I have been in the Education Profession since 1988. I earned my Bachelor's Degree at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL) in 1988 with endorsements in History, Physical Education, and Coaching. I also earned a Master Degree in Administration from Doane College in 2007 and a Master Degree in Special Education with an emphasis on Behavioral Disorders at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) in December 2013.  

In addition to teaching, I have worked part-time as a social worker for Child Savings Institute and Visinet in Omaha, Nebraska from 2007-2012.  

My philosophy is that all children have unique talents to be successful regardless of the challenges they are enduring.  It is my responsibility to assist students in identifying their talents by motivating them in learning the skills of self-advocacy and self-determination. By learning these skills,  students will develop confidence in themselves which will enable them to take ownership in their learning.    

Two things I believe are:     

"Be the change you want to see in the World."


"Children who struggle each day in their classrooms are not learning because they don't want to, they are lagging the skills to be successful.  All children want to learn if they can."            

Dr. Ross W. Greene



What to Know About Special Education



Class Schedule For SPED Students

Due to the Covid-19 Virus which has temporarily closed BMS.  I will be meeting daily 

With 7th & 8th grade SPED students through ZOOM and email.  Please be advised that student email accounts have been activated.

You can contact me by email (mscanlon@sbps.net) and through Remind under Bluffs Middle School.

MDT's and IEP's will be conducted VIA Zoom or Phone calls 


How to set up a ZOOM account for parents and students 



My son Josh and myself at the Kansas City VS Green Bay Packer game.

Green Bay Game

My two grandchildren Sophia and Jonathon


My wife Maureen with my two grand children Sophia and Jonathon on our wedding day

Maureen & Grandchildren

My sons, Josh Scanlon and David and Matt Christenson