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Special Education 

The mission of the Special Education Department is to give every child in MISD the opportunity to maximize their abilities, be fully included in all aspects of school life, and be prepared for adult life appropriate to their unique circumstances.  Through close collaboration between campus and district staff, we provide leadership and services to equip campuses with the knowledge and skills to provide effective instructional interventions, ensure access to the general grade level curriculum in the least restrictive environment, and develop appropriate life and career skills.  

Kim Johnson, Executive Director-Special Education  972-882-7700

Special Education Coordinators

Coordinator

Programs

Campuses

Casey Allen

972-882-7704

  • Adaptive PE
  • Child Find
  • ECI Liaison
  • Employee Preschool
  • Headstart
  • PPCD
  • Preschool Eval Team
  • Special Olympics
  • SPP 7, 11, 12
  • Vision
  • Florence
  • Lawrence
  • McKenzie
  • Motley
  • Price
  • Range
  • Rugel
  • Shands
  • Tosch

Kristi Flanery

972-882-7705

  • 18+ programs
  • Parent Survey
  • Proportionate Share
  • Records
  • Secondary Instructional Specialists
  • SPP 13/14
  • Transition
  • Transportation
  • Horn
  • Mesquite
  • North Mesquite
  • Poteet
  • West Mesquite
  • Academy
  • Learning Center

Jill Havard

972-882-7708

  • BAC/PASS
  • Behavior Specialists
  • In Home/Parent Training
  • Instructional Specialists
  • LIFE
  • Parent Ed
  • Social Workers
  • State Assessment
  • Technology
  • Achziger
  • Black
  • Gentry
  • Moss
  • Pirrung
  • Rutherford
  • Smith
  • Thompson

Jennifer Hernandez

(Regional Day School for the Deaf)

972-882-7700

  • Works w/SSA Districts - Forney, Garland, Kaufman, Red Oak, Rockwall, Royse City, Sunnyvale, Terrell, Wills Point
  • Deaf Parent/Infant Services
  • Early Childhood Services
  • Interpreters (Foreign Language, ASL)
  • Itinerants 
  • RDSPD Summer School
  • SSA Budget and Billing
  • Florence
  • North Mesquite
  • Vanston

Medley Hart

972-882-7706

  • ARD Chairs
  • Augmentative/Assisted Technology
  • Behavior Specialists
  • ESY
  • Homebound
  • Non-Ed Funds
  • OT/PT
  • Referral Chairs
  • Secondary Instructional Specialist
  • Staff Development
  • Summer School
  • TBSI/NVCI
  • Transition
  • Agnew
  • Berry
  • Kimbrough
  • McDonald
  • New
  • Terry
  • Vanston
  • Wilkinson

Shannon Price

972-882-7718

  • Due Process/Mediation
  • eSped
  • High Cost Funds
  • Instructional Specialists
  • Medicaid/SHARS
  • Music Therapy
  • Non-Public Day School
  • Private Duty Nurses
  • Residential Placements
  • RF Tracker
  • Surrogate/Foster Parent Training
  • TEA Complaints
  • Warehouse
  • Austin
  • Beasley
  • Cannaday
  • Kimball Porter
  • Shaw
  • Tisinger

Kimberly Wasson

972-882-7707

  • Audiologist
  • Custodians
  • Dyslexia
  • Legal Framework
  • Revocation of Consent
  • Speech
  • SPP11
  • Floyd
  • Galloway
  • Gray
  • Hanby
  • Henrie
  • Hodges
  • Mackey
  • McWhorter
  • Seabourn