• Special Education

     
    Suzanne Korngold Suzanne Korngold
    Assistant Superintendent of Special Education
    71 North Main Street
    Watkinsville, GA 30677
    706.769.5130, ext. 1202
    skorngold@oconeeschools.org
     

     
     
     


    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.


    Parent Survey 2023-2024

    Each year, the Georgia Department of Education makes available a survey to families of all students with disabilities to measure parent/family needs and perceptions.  This survey helps the state to determine parents' perception of the success of parent engagement between them and the schools.  The data collected from this survey is reported in the Annual Performance Report and on the system profile of each school system.  The survey link is available below along with more information in English and Spanish.  Our mission at Oconee County Schools would be to receive "Strongly Satisfied" and "Very Strongly Satisfied" scores in this survey.  If that is not your perception, please contact us and let us know how we can remedy this.  The IDEA Parent Survey will be open from January 17 through May 31, 2024.  

    Parent Survey Information

    Parent Survey Information (Spanish)

    Parent Survey 2023

     


     

    Mission Statement

    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
    2023-24

     
    Oconee County Primary School
    Erika Treiber
    Department Chair
     
    April Reed
    Speech-Language Pathologist
     
    Oconee County Elementary School
    Erin Carroll
    Department Chair

    Susan Hogan
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Colham Ferry Elementary School
    Jennifer Simpson
    Department Chair  
     
    Jennifer Hartwell
    Speech-Language Pathologist
     
    Anna Ray
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Dove Creek Elementary School
    Mary Joyner
    Department Chair
     
    Amy Hunter
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Malcom Bridge Elementary School
    Jamie Caraway
    Department Chair / Speech-Language Pathologist
    Rocky Branch Elementary School
    Keri Ericson
    Department Chair
     
    Jennifer Jones
    Speech-Language Pathologist 
    High Shoals Elementary School
    Jessica Brown
    Department Chair  
    jbrown@oconeeschools.org

    Haley Harvell
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Dove Creek Middle School
    Shannon Dupree
    Department Chair
     
    Amy Hunter
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Oconee County Middle School
    Caralena Luthi
    Department Chair  

    Susan Hogan
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Malcom Bridge Middle School
    Christina Stephens
    Department Chair
     
    Brynee Raper
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Oconee County High School
    Richard Wehunt
    Department Chair  
     
    Susan Hogan
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    North Oconee High School
    Shirley Eddy
    Department Chair
     
    Brynee Raper
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    District Office
    Katie Mangum
    Instructional Specialist
    Michael Williams
    Instructional Specialist
    Jennifer Hartwell
    Pre-K Community Speech-Language Pathologist
    Crystal LeDuff
    Psychologist for DCES, DCMS, MBES, RBES, NOHS
    Suzanne Crumpton
    Psychologist for OCPS, OCES, OCMS, OCHS
    scrumpton@oconeeschools.org
    Joyner Freeman
    Psychologist for CFES, HSES, MBMS
    Jennifer Reno
    Student Services Secretary
    jreno@oconeeschools.org
    706.769.5130, ext 1214