Special Education

Last Updated: 3/31/2022 3:03 PM

The Lee County School System provides a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment, to each eligible student. This includes individualized instruction to meet a student’s educational needs in an effort to prepare the student for post-secondary education and/or employment and independent living. A full continuum of special education placement and related service options are available.

Special Education Office  229-903-2103

Robin Giles

Special Education Director

gilesro@lee.k12.ga.us
Holly Strickland Lead Teacher
stricklandho@lee.k12.ga.us
Leigh Hall Lead Teacher
hallle@lee.k12.ga.us
Erin Thaggard Lead Teacher
thaggarder@lee.k12.ga.us
Adrienne Mason School Psychologist
masonad@lee.k12.ga.us
Chris Sumner School Psychologist
sumnerch@lee.k12.ga.us
Mackenzie Greene School Psychologist
greenemack@lee.k12.ga.us
Paula Brown Educational Diagnostician
brownpa@lee.k12.ga.us
Maggie Greene Educational Diagnostician
greenemag@lee.k12.ga.us
Elizabeth Pennington Family Worker
penningtonel@lee.k12.ga.us
Angie Shipley Clerical
shipleyle@lee.k12.ga.us
Becky Collier Clerical
collierbe@lee.k12.ga.us
Sandy Barnes Transition Coordinator
barnessa@lee.k12.ga.us

Special Education Programs

The majority of our students participate in the general education setting with the support from special education staff in the form of Co-Teaching and/or Supportive Instruction. Our services range from the least to the most restrictive settings. The areas of exceptionalities include:

Special Education Parent Survey

Special Education Parent Survey

Parent Information

New to Lee County? Please remember that you must register through the Lee County Schools Central Registrar for admittance to Lee County Schools. The Special Education Department can assist you in previewing special education documents to clarify and discuss student services and the location of those services.

State Assessments

Federal and State Rules

Georgia Special Needs Scholarship

Child Find Notice

In accordance with IDEA regulations, the Lee County School System seeks to ensure that all disabled students (ages 3-21) who are in need of special education services within its jurisdiction are identified, located, and evaluated, including those attending private school and home school.  Final identification of students with disabilities and programming for such students occurs only after an appropriate evaluation and a determination by a Multidisciplinary Placement Team.

If the “child find” process indicates that a student may require special education and supportive services in order to benefit from regular education, the student shall be referred to the Multidisciplinary Placement Team to determine the student’s eligibility for special education services.

If you know a child with a disability that is not being served, please notify:

Robin Giles, Director of Special Education
Lee County School System
229-903-2100

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