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Special Education Staff

Department Leadership

Director of Special Education: Sharon Gibson 254-793-2850 ext 2238


Assistant to the Director of Special Education: 

Middle School Team Lead/Documentation Specialist: Tanya Hope

High School Team Lead/Transition Specialist: Beth Moore 


Kathryn Peterson---Educational Diagnostician   

Holly Montelaro --- Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Kate Mills ---Occupational Therapist 

Heather Patterson---Physical Therapist     

Shelby Northcutt---Speech Therapist     

Kaitlyn Al-Hashash – Speech Therapist



Florence Elementary School:

Cheryl Owens (PPCD) 

Bernice Williams (ELA K-5) 

Denise Scully (MATH K-5) 

Rosanne Martine (Functional Academics – FAC)

Paras: Susan Fillingham, Melissa Chrshire, Dedra Shannon, Jaqueline Stobbs, Marci Peasron


Florence Middle School:

Tanya Hope (Resource ELAR/Inclusion/CM)

Jennifer Frazier (Resource Math/Inclusion/CM/Team Lead) 

Louise Linder-Hall (Resource ELAR/Inclusion/CM)

Paras: Tom McKinney, Billie Vance, Patsy Cairnes, Roxanne Hatcher


Florence High School

Robert Headrick (Inclusion/APE/18+ Lead Teacher) 

Janet Leigh (Life Skills)

Beth Moore (Resource ELAR & Math/Inclusion/Team Lead/18+ Transition Specialist) 

Carol Grady (Special Education)

Paras: Yino Solis, Kristina Randall, Lyndell Caskey