Special Education

4D
Executive Director

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 

  • Serving approximately 3,400 students in resource, collaborative and consultative models

 

Area of Responsibility Name Phone
PEC Executive Director
Cheryl Handley
770.651.2132
     
           

PEC Assistant Director

AHS, NMHS, CHMS, FMS, FSMS, YMS, BAES, BSES, DSES, FSES, MCES, MLES, NMES, SDES, CCI, PLC, SST, RTI AND 504 PLANS

Monica Henderson 770.651.2144
PEC Assistant Director            

CHHS, DCHS, LSHS, CHMS, CLMS, MAMS, SMS, TMS, ASES, AWES, BEU, BRIGHTEN, BUR, CHES, ESES, HSES, LSES, MAES, NDES, SWES AND WES

PEC Administrative Specialist

PEC Secretary
Jan Hohenstein





Theresa Bone

Darlene Snyder
770.651.2125




770.651.2132

770.651.2134
Special Education Supervisor for Elementary School Kimberly Brown 770.651.3120
Special Education Supervisor for Middle Schools Alisa Haynes 770.651.2594
Speech Language Pathology Supervisors

Melissa Mitcham & Susie Hovis

770.651.3433

770.651.4542

Behavioral Services Supervisor Alisa Long 770.651.2072
Special Needs Pre-School Supervisor Amanda Shuemake 770.651.2113
Special Needs Pre-School Secretary Norma Bryant 770.651.2116
Coordinator of GNETS (H.A.V.E.N.) Justin Fitzgerald 770.651.2552
ID Programs Supervisor Leanne Lowen 770.651.2077
School Psychology Services Shane Avery 770.651.5623
Audiological Services (Hearing Test) Teresa Villegas 770.651.2145
Special Education Records Randa Hutchins

770.651.2316

F:770.651.2328

Special Education Assistive Technology Pat King 770.651.2076
Parent Mentor Partnerships Renee Davis 770.651.2081

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