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Special Education

The Special Education department includes services and supports that provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE) to eligible students. Targeted areas for services and supports include but are not limited to; accessible instructional materials, assistive technology, positive behavior supports, and transitions. These services focus on enhancing student achievement and post-secondary outcomes through implementation of regional and statewide activities for students and their families. In addition, the department will operate in compliance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

The Cherokee County School District’s Special Education curriculum is based on the local and state standards, as are core subjects, while using the integration of various teaching strategies. The concepts of these strategies are used to relate to students’ lives and future career choices.

Special Education Instructors:

Berryhill, Kelly PARA kelly.berryhill@cherokee.k12.ga.us
Brunet, Joey Resource joey.brunet@cherokee.k12.ga.us
Davenport, Tiffany PARA tiffany.davenport@cherokee.k12.ga.us
Densmore, Jane Resource jane.densmore@cherokee.k12.ga.us
DeRidder, Casey SPED casey.deridder@cherokee.k12.ga.us
Galloy, Carol Resource carol.galloy@cherokee.k12.ga.us
Galya, Caitlin SPED caitlin.galya@cherokee.k12.ga.us
Hall, Amber Resource amber.hall@cherokee.k12.ga.us
Williams, Theodus PARA theodus.williams@cherokee.k12.ga.us
Manus, Kim Resource kim.manus@cherokee.k12.ga.us
Marinelli, Andrew Resource andrew.marinelli@cherokee.k12.ga.us
Mullinax, Joseph Resource joseph.mullinax@cherokee.k12.ga.us
Nayman, Kendra Resource kendra.nayman@cherokee.k12.ga.us
Patterson, Jennifer Resource jennifer.patterson@cherokee.k12.ga.us
Ross, Kim PARA kim.ross@cherokee.k12.ga.us
Runion, Jeff APEX jeff.runion@cherokee.k12.ga.us
Schultz, Andy Resource andy.schultz@cherokee.k12.ga.us
Walker, Patrick EBD patrick.walker@cherokee.k12.ga.us
Carter, Kristy PARA kristy.carter@cherokee.k12.ga.us
Woodburn, Derek SPED derek.woodburn@cherokee.k12.ga.us