Special Education Department
Georgetown ISD provides special education services to children with disabilities to meet their unique needs. These educational programs are provided in a variety of settings, including a typical classroom, a content mastery classroom, a special campus placement, the student's home, or a hospital setting. Students must be identified as in need of special education through a referral and evaluation process. In to academic programs, the district also provides related services including transportation, speech therapy, occupational and physical therapy, adaptive physical education, individual or group counseling, and a work-study program.
To qualify for special education, students must have been evaluated in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, and have a disability such as the following:
- speech or language impairment
- hearing impairment including deafness
- visual impairment including blindness
- orthopedic impairment
- traumatic head injury
- serious emotional disturbance
- intellectual disability
- other health impairment
- a specific learning disability
- multiple disabilities
Special education is offered at no cost to parents to meet the needs of a child with a disability, including instruction conducted in the classroom, in the home, in hospitals and institutions, and in other settings, and instruction in physical education.
The instruction offered through special education has been changed in content, methodology, or delivery of instruction to address the unique needs of a child that will result from that child's disability and to ensure access of the child to the general curriculum, so that he or she can meet the educational standards within the jurisdiction of the public agency that apply to all children.
Special Education services are available to eligible children within the Georgetown Independent School District. The student must be between the ages of 3 and 21 with a documented handicap and an educational need that requires special education. Children with visual and/or auditory impairments may be eligible at birth. A variety of placement options are available if found eligible after a full and individual evaluation. For children ages 3-5 or placed in a private or home school, please contact Emily Fraser, (512) 943-5000 x8531, to set up a meeting or Ashley Peay, Child Find Coordinator at (512) 943-5000 x6812. For school-aged students attending a GISD school, contact the campus Counselor.
Special Education Department Staff Directory
|Title||First Name||Last Name||Phone|
|====Executive Director-Sp Ed / Federal Programs||943-5008|
|===Director-Spec Ed / 504 / Dyslexia||Melanie||Kasperfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|==District Coordinator 504 / Dyslexia||Tammara||Ragsdale||943-5000 email@example.com|
|==District Coordinator-Behavior / Instruction||Carol||Grady||943-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|==District Coordinator-Child Find / PPCD / Pre-K||Ashley||Peay||943-5000 email@example.com|
|=District Special Ed Admin Asst (Budget / Finance)||Ann||Allman||943-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|=District Special Ed Admin Asst (PEIMS / Medicaid)||Michelle||Jamesemail@example.com|
|=District Special Ed Parent Liaison||Dawn||Jennings||943-5000 x6884||JenningsD@georgetownisd.org|
|=District Specialist - Behavior||Chad||Harris||943-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|=District Specialist - Behavior||Candice||Mills||943-5000 email@example.com|
|=District Specialist - Transition & Employment Services / VAC / Bridges / Project SEARCH||Susan||Upshaw||943-5000 x6843||UpshawS@georgetownisd.org|
|Adapted PE / IA||Jason||Adairfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bilingual Speech Path / Asst||Martha||Unland||943-5000 email@example.com|
|BRIDGES Job Coach||Lynda||David||943-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|BRIDGES Job Coach||Laura||Dycus||943-5000 email@example.com|
|BRIDGES Job Coach||Courtney||Marak||943-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|BRIDGES Job Coach||Ginifer||Pierce||943-5000 email@example.com|
|BRIDGES Job Coach||Victor||Trevino||943-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|BRIDGES Teacher||Benita||Montgomery||943-5000 email@example.com|
|District ASD LSSP||Shannon||Waters||943-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|District PPCD Facilitator / Child Find||Emily||Fraser||943-5000 email@example.com|
|Homebound Teacher||Karen||Powell||943-5000 x7165||PowellK@georgetownisd.org|
|LSSP/SpEd Counseling - Elem||Abby||Kelly||943-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|LSSP/SpEd Counseling - HS||Ken||Thoresen||943-5000 x7346||ThoresenK@georgetownisd.org|
|LSSP/SpEd Counseling - MS||Tasha||Kozak||943-5000 email@example.com|
|Occupational Therapist||Courtney||Annis||943-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Occupational Therapist||Lynne||Hersom||943-5000 x8413||HersomL@georgetownisd.org|
Georgetown Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, or disability in providing education services, activities or programs.It is the intent and policy of this District to conduct its activities incompliance with all Federal and State laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, or disability.
El Distrito Independiente Escolar de Georgetown no discrimina a base de raza,sexo, edad, religion, color, origen nacional, o incapacidad en proveer servicios educacionales, actividades, o programas. Es la intencion y norma del Distrito de conducir sus actividades de acuerdo con todas las leyes Federales y Estatales prohibiendo discriminacion a base de raza, sexo, edad, religion, color, origen nacional o incapacida.