• Dr. Nicole White, Executive Director
    Dr. Nicole White, Executive Director
  • Chi Ethridge
    Chi Ethridge, Director of School Support - Archer, Berkmar, Dacula, Discovery, Lanier, Mill Creek, North Gwinnett Clusters, & Special Entity Programs
  • Dr. Susan Potts-Datema, Director of Special Education School Support
    Dr. Susan Potts-Datema, Director of Special Education School Support - Central Gwinnett, Collins Hill, Grayson, Mountain View, Parkview, Seckinger, and Shiloh Clusters
  • Amy F. Washington, Director of Special Education School Support
    Amy Washington, Director of Special Education School Support - Brookwood, Duluth, Meadowcreek, Norcross, Peachtree Ridge, South Gwinnett Clusters & GIVE Programs
  • Marlena Wragg, Director, Office of Special Education Compliance
    Marlena Wragg, Director, Office of Special Education Compliance, Extended School Year (ESY), Parent Engagement, and State Reporting
  • Tom Owen, Director, Special Education Support Services
    Tom Owen, Director, Special Education Support Services - Psychological Services, Theraputic Services (OT/PT), Speech & Language Programs, Assistive Technology Support & Direct Care Nursing

About the Department of Special Education and Psychological Services

  • The Department of Special Education and Psychological Services supports the Individual Educational Programs of students ages three through twenty-one years of age who are eligible for special education and related services within the district. The special education services are provided on a continuum from the least restrictive to more restrictive environments and are contingent upon educational needs of the student. The department provides a full array of assessment and special education interventions for students requiring such services. The Department works collaboratively with students, schools, families, and the community to increase student achievement and to promote post-secondary success for all students with disabilities.

     

     

    • The Office of School Support  (Elementary and Middle/High) supports all GCPS schools with planning, scheduling, progress monitoring, implementation, and improvement of special education programming in order to improve student achievement. We continuously monitor efforts to improve high school graduation rates and assist in the development and application of activities for transition to post-secondary outcomes for student with disabilities.
       

     

    • The Office of Special Education Compliance supports schools in legal matters arising from federal and state regulations governing the education of students with disabilities. The duties of the office include coordinating all due process issues such as early resolution conferences, mediations, and due process hearings. The office also coordinates Section 504 issues for students throughout the district.