• Madison County School District

    Department of Special Services

    Mission

    With an unyielding commitment to excellence, MCSD Special Services Department seeks to identify the special needs of exceptional children and address those needs through a variety of program options and opportunities, striving always to recognize and nurture the unique potential of each student.


    Overview

    The Madison County School District offers a full continuum of services for students with disabilities. Eligible students from ages three to twenty-one are served in our school district. Qualified teachers, therapists, and trained support personnel strive to offer the most appropriate programs for each student. We are continuing to expand our programs to meet the wide variety of student needs. Our staff attend conferences and workshops to learn and implement the current trends in Special and Gifted education.
     

    The Department of Special Services of MCSD strives to find, evaluate and teach every student found to have a disability while creating an environment enabling them to learn in their least restrictive environment and providing them a free appropriate education. Through an Individualized Education Plan, we offer each student extensive opportunities and individualized services while maximizing the potential of every student. We have a variety of programs designed to meet the instructional needs of each student eligible for services from ages three to twenty-one. These programs include services in the area of Gifted, Homebound, Special Education, Transition, Speech Therapy and other Related Services, 504 and Teacher Support Team Intervention Plans. Each school within our district offers a variety of special education services. There are special district-wide classes established to serve students with lower incidence disabilities. As a district Madison County educators, both special education and regular education, work together as a team to meet the unique needs of all our students.


    Personnel

    Lynn Slay, Director of Special Services and 504 Coordinator
    Cris Bryan, Assistant Director
    Vicki Doty, Assistant Director
    Beth Haller, Assistant Director
    Lillian Prewitt, Assistant Director


    Nancy Wilson, Administrative Assistant
    Dahlia Walker, Administrative Assistant
     
    Tarea Stout, Transition Coordinator
    Trinette Nichols, Transition Specialist
    Susan Pinkston, Educator/Job Coach
    Jack Hobbs, Special Projects/Job Coach
    Johnnie Ellis Jr., Transportation/Job Coach
    Laura Berry, Job/Coach
    Jackie Nichols, Transportation/Job Coach

    Rachel Bowen, School Psychologist and Psychometrist
    Jennifer Cooley, Psychometrist
    Shelly Crunk, Psychometrist
    Patsy Eads, Psychometrist

    Krissy Beattie, Assistive Technology Coordinator
     
    Phyllis Regnier, Music Educator

    Cathy Giroux, Physical Therapist
    Kim Curbow-Wilcox, Physical Therapist

    Peter Giroux, Occupational Therapist
    Jana Stringer, Occupational Therapist
    Lorraine Street, Occupational Therapist
    Lynette Williams, Occupational Therapist
    Sandra Dahmash, Occupational Therapist
    Jeff Foster, Occupational Therapist

    Marie Hill, Behavior Specialist
    Jennifer Williams, Behavior Specialist and Gifted Coordinator 
    Bruce Miller, ABA
    Shawanda McGruder, ABA
    Monica Parnell, ABA
    Myia Smith, ABA
    Lakeisha Ross, ABA
     
    Office Of Special Services
    476 Highland Colony Parkway
    Ridgeland, MS 39157

    601.853.1326 (office)
    601.853.7610 (fax)