Welcome to the Special Education Department

Dr. Sandy Malone,
Special Education Administrator
School Psychologist
504 Administrator

(229) 524-6420 Office
(229) 524-2443 Fax

Ms. Shay Shingler, 
Administrative Secretary

(229) 524-6420 Office
(229) 524-2443 Fax

Ms. Tiffany Ross,
Parent Mentor

(229) 524-6647 Office
(229) 524-2443 Fax

The Department of Special Education meets the individual needs of students ages three through twenty-one who are eligible for special education and related services according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The department assists in the assessment process for determining special education eligibility.

A full continuum of services is available, ranging from the least restrictive to more restrictive environments, depending on the specific needs of the student. The department also supports schools in ensuring students with disabilities appropriately access the Georgia Performance Standards and provides specialized instruction as determined necessary by the individualized education plan (IEP).

In collaboration with students, schools, families, and the community, the Department of Special Education assists students with disabilities in increasing academic performance and enhancing postsecondary options. 

These are the twelve specifically defined Special Education categories in which a child may be eligible for. 

  • Autism
  • Deafblind
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disability
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Significant Developmental Delay
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech/Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment and Blindness

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