Student Services

Our special education department provides inclusive and comprehensive educational programs for students with disabilities from age three through 21 years of age, as required by law. Currently, more than 1,200 students have been identified as students with disabilities.

Each student who receives special education services must meet eligibility criteria determined by the state and have an Individual Education Program (IEP) which describes the student's present level of performance, special education needs, goals, objectives and services.

Individuals qualify for special education services when they have one or more of the following disabilities, according to state and federal guidelines:

  • Intellectual disability
  • Hearing impairment
  • Speech or language impairment
  • Visual impairment
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Orthopedic impairment
  • Autism
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Other health impairment
  • Specific learning disability
  • Deafness
  • Deaf-blindness
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Developmental delay (preschool only)


Melinda Vaughn
 Director of Student Services
Jennifer McMahon
Special Education Coordinator
Nicole Garrison
Special Education Coordinator
Grades 6-12 
Mark Severance
Special Education Coordinator
Angie Smith
(740) 670-7025

Deborah Swinehart
 (740) 670-7027

Lori Blosser
(740) 670-7026



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