Special Education

4D

Executive Director of Special Education

Cheryl Handley

Phone: 770-651-2135

Welcome to the Program for Exceptional Children

 

MISSION STATEMENT 

The Mission for the Douglas County School System Program for Exceptional Children is to empower students with disabilities to reach their individual potential by:   

  • collaborating with all stakeholders to design and implement an individualized educational plan based upon continuous data analysis  

  • establishing high standards/expectations for student learning and achievement 

  • delivering quality specialized instruction and supports to the whole child based on academic, social/emotional, communication and physical needs 

  • providing a safe, respectful learning environment      


CONTACT INFORMATION

Area of Responsibility

Name

Phone

Executive Director

Cheryl Handley

770.651.2132

Assistant Director

HIGH SCHOOLS

Alexander HS, New Manchester HS

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Factory Shoals MS, Fairplay MS, Yeager MS

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Bill Arp ES, Bright Star ES, Dorsett Shoals ES, Factory Shoals ES, Mt. Carmel ES, Mirror Lake ES, New Manchester ES, South Douglas ES

OTHER

College & Career Institute, DC Student Success Center, SST/RTI, Section 504

Monica Henderson

770.651.2144

Assistant Director

HIGH SCHOOLS

Chapel Hill HS, Douglas County HS, Lithia Springs HS

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Chapel Hill MS, Chestnut Log MS

Mason Creek MS, Stewart MS, Turner MS

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Arbor Station ES, Annette Winn ES, Beulah ES, Brighten Academy, Burnette ES, Chapel Hill ES, Eastside ES, Holly Springs ES, Lithia Springs ES, Mason Creek ES, North Douglas ES, Sweetwater ES, Winston ES

Michelle Lowe

770.651.2125

Coordinator of GNETS (H.A.V.E.N.)

Mason Creek ES

Mason Creek MS

Alexander HS

Dr. Alisa Long

 

 

 

770.651.2551

 

 

 

CLERICAL STAFF

Administrative Specialist

Theresa Bone

770.651.2132

Secretary

Darlene Snyder

770.651.2134

Special Education Records

 

 

Nikki Krow

 

 

770.651.2316
F:770.920.4586
spedrecords@dcssga.org

 

Special Needs Preschool Secretary

Brittany Wyatt

770.651.2116

SUPERVISORS

Supervisor Special Needs Preschool

Amanda Shuemake

770.651.2113

Supervisor for Elementary Schools

Angela Haynes

770.651.2532

Supervisor for Middle Schools

Alisa Haynes

770.651.2594

Supervisor for High Schools

Kimberly Brown

770.651.3120

Speech Language Pathology Supervisor

(Elementary)

Susie Hovis

770.651.4542

Speech Language Pathology Supervisor

(Middle/High)

Melissa Mitcham

770.651.2595

Supervisor of Behavioral Services

Vicki Garner

770.651.2072

Supervisor of ID Programs/CBI

Leanne Lowen

770.651.2077

School Psychological Services

Shane Avery

770.651.5623

OTHER SERVICES

Audiological Services (Hearing Test)

Teresa Villegas

770.651.2145

Special Education Assistive Technology

Melissa Mitcham

770.651.2595

Parent Mentor Partnerships

Renee Davis

770.651.2081

                                                                                                        


                                  

 

 

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