|Leadership Team Values: |
- Our business is student focused education that emphasizes individual disabilities.
- All students can learn over time.
- We value the worth of each individual and his/her unique ability to contribute to society.
- We value accountability to enhance individual performance.
- Effective communication is essential to success.
The leadership staff in the Department of Special Education and Psychological Services provides assistance and support to local school staff, district level staff, parents, and students. Staff members have expertise in the area of special education referral, evaluation, eligibility, and placement processes. In addition, each staff member has expertise in one or more particular program area. Following is a listing of the current leadership staff members:
Susan M. White, Executive Director of Special Education and Psychological Services
Linda Bell, Coordinator, EBD
Mary Butts, Coordinator, Administrative
Dr. Jan Calkins, Coordinator, Speech Language
Dr. Dale Carter, Director of Psychological Services
Keysha DuPont, Coordinator, OI/OHI
Dr. Vicki Husby, Coordinator, Professional Development and High School Program
Vacant, Coordinator, Early Childhood
Lysanne Matthews, Instructional Coach for Autism
Vickie Mitchell, Coordinator, ID/IR/MI
Dr. Cheryl Ngoto, Coordinator, Middle School Program
Eva Parks, Coordinator, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
Angela Patrick, Director, Administrative Services
Suzan Pattillo, Lead Teacher, VI/TBI
Pam Rider, Coordinator, IR/SLD
Cathy Schmidt, Coordinator, Transition and Community Skills
John Shaw, Director, Legal and Policy Issues
Cindy Terry, Lead Therapist, OT/PT
Dr. Sharon W. Thurman, Director, Instructional Services
Dr. Tuwanna Wesley, Coordinator, ID-MO/SID/PID