Director of Special Education
34 School Street
Watkinsville, GA 30677
706.769.5130, ext. 1202
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What is the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) Program? What are the LEA’s responsibilities for children receiving the GSNS?The GSNS Program is a parental choice program for special needs children attending Georgia public schools who are served under an IEP. More Information about the GSNS Program can be found here.
It is the mission of the Oconee County Department of Special Education and Psychological Services to provide quality special education and psychological programs and services to students, parents, and schools in Oconee County. The Department is committed to providing the assistance needed to ensure that students with disabilities are receiving the most appropriate services possible.The Oconee County Department of Special Education provides services to students ages 3-21 who are eligible for special education and related services. All students with disabilities have the right to receive a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment, with their non-disabled peers, as appropriate. The type and degree of services provided are determined through the development of an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
District and Support Staff
Oconee County Primary SchoolApril ReedDepartment Chair / Speech-Language Pathologist Oconee County Elementary SchoolErin Carroll Colham Ferry Elementary SchoolJennifer SimpsonDepartment Chair Dove Creek Elementary SchoolMary JoynerDepartment ChairWendy HarrisonSpeech-Language Pathologist Malcom Bridge Elementary SchoolErin BeaverDepartment ChairJamie CarawaySpeech-Language Pathologist Rocky Branch Elementary SchoolJennifer JonesDepartment Chair and Speech-Language Pathologist High Shoals Elementary SchoolJessica BrownDepartment Chairjbrown@oconeeschools.org
Christine SmithSpeech-Language Pathologist
Oconee County Middle SchoolCasey RadfordDepartment ChairMalcom Bridge Middle SchoolShannon DupreeDepartment ChairJamie CarawaySpeech-Language Pathologist Oconee County High SchoolRichard WehuntDepartment Chair North Oconee High SchoolLaurinda FreelandDepartment ChairChristine SmithSpeech-Language Pathologist District OfficeKimberly GriffithInstructional SpecialistMichael WilliamsInstructional SpecialistPaula BargfredePre-K Community Speech-Language PathologistCrystal LeDuffPsychologist for DCES, MBES, RBES, and NOHSSuzanne CrumptonPsychologist for OCPS, OCES, and OCHSscrumpton@oconeeschools.orgScott EversolePsychologist for CFES, HSES, MBMS, and OCMSVicki HilppParent Mentor
firstname.lastname@example.orgJennifer RenoSpecial Education Secretaryjreno@oconeeschools.org
706.769.5130, ext 1214