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Special Education Services Overview

The Montgomery Independent School District Special Education Department provides educational services to an estimated 700 students with special needs.

Teachers, instructional aides, speech pathologists and related service personnel provide instruction and related services to students who have a disability. Students are eligible for special education services from the age of 3 through 21. Students who have hearing and vision disabilities may receive services from birth.

To be eligible for special education services, students must meet eligibility requirements as a student with anorthopedic impairment, other health impairment, auditory impairment, visual impairment, diagnosis of deaf/blind, intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, learning disability, speech impairment, multiple disabilities, autism, non-categorical early childhood, or traumatic brain injury.

Montgomery ISD instructional arrangements for students include in-class support, resource classes and speech/language supports. Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) are provided at Keenan Elementary.  Academic and Behavior Learning Environment (ABLE) and LIFE Skills classes are offered as cluster programs on various campuses.

Related services may include psychological services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, orientation and mobility training, school health services, adaptive equipment and special transportation.

Are you the parent of a pre-school (3-5 years) or school-aged child and have concerns regarding your child’s physical, speech, and/or emotional development? Is your child experiencing academic problems which could interfere significantly with educational success? If so, we encourage you to contact your child’s home campus or the MISD Special Education Department at 936-276-2460 to discuss your concerns and learn more about the referral process.

Executive Director of Special Education
Name
Location
Email
Meredith Burg
ESC
Special Education Coordinator/Child Find Contact
Name
Location
Email
Randi Gay
ESC
Educational Diagnosticians
Name
Location
Email
Aleida DeLeon
Stewart Creek Elementary
Becky Beal
Montgomery High School
Carol Cheakas
Montgomery Junior High
Cintia Guzman
Lone Star Elementary
Dr. Jana Cole
Lincoln Elementary
Jenny Stafford
Keenan Elementary
Julie Holmes
Madeley Ranch Elementary
Kerri Fuller
Montgomery Elementary
Kim Bubela
Lake Creek High School
Tara McClendon
Oak Hills Junior High
Licensed Specialists in School Psychology
Name
Location
Email
Amy Fetters
ESC
Tori Ogletree
ESC
Special Education Counselors
Name
Location
Email
Kerri Gilchriest
ESC
Nacole Morgan
ESC
Behavior Specialist
Name
Location
Email
Jesse Hinkle
ESC
Speech & Language
Name
Location
Email
Ashley Hall
Keenan Elementary
Barbara Hale
Lone Star Elementary & Lake Creek High School
Jennifer Goodwin
MJH & MES
Jennifer Williamson
Lincoln Elementary & Oak Hills Junior High
Kimberly Lagro
Madeley Ranch Elementary & Stewart Creek Elementary
Shelley Hortman
Madeley Ranch Elementary, Stewart Creek Elementary, & MHS
Transition Specialist
Name
Location
Email
Sheila Daniels
Distric Wide
Visual Impairment / Orientation and Mobility
Name
Location
Email
Cheryl Dillon
District Wide
Emily Diaz
District Wide
Jennifer Wasily
District Wide
Adaptive PE & Special Olympics
Name
Location
Email
Shara Phillips
District Wide
Occupational Therapist
Name
Location
Email
Ann MacNamee
District Wide
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