Our Special Education team exists to support the Florence ISD mission of ensuring children with disabilities ages 3-21 who qualify for Special Education services are provided with access to a Free and Appropriate Public Education in the Least Restrictive Environment, and they receive a quality education that enables them to reach their highest potential and participate fully in future social, economic and educational opportunities.
Florence ISD is committed to providing quality services for students with disabilities. “Special Education” means specially designed instruction that meets the needs of children with a disability. We believe that special education is a service that is individually determined based on data-driven student needs throughout the school day. Our primary instructional goal for all services is that students with disabilities are able to access and progress in the general curriculum through an Individualized Education Program (IEP), built on a standards-based framework.
Sharon M. Gibson-Director of Special Education/Section 504
Districtwide Supervisor for:
Section 504---Dyslexia---Migrant Education---Foster Care Education
Special Education Administrative Associate
Kathryn Peterson---Educational Diagnostician
Kate Mills ---Occupational Therapist
Heather Patterson---Physical Therapist
Shelby Northcutt---Speech Therapist
Kaitlyn Al-Hashash – Speech Therapist
Beth Moore---18+ Transition Specialist
Robert Headrick---18+ Lead Teacher
Contact Florence ISD Special Education office at 254-793-2850 ext. 2236 if you have any questions.