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  • The Department of Special Services and Educational Support is home to several programs, projects and services designed to meet the unique needs of our diverse student population. Our primary goal involves the use of system, school, grade level, and student specific data to meet the needs of all learners. Benchmark assessments measure the progress of all children to ensure adequate progress, and early intervention services offer additional support as warranted. The Student Support Team (SST) at each school tracks the results of targeted assistance in the event that students continue to demonstrate academic or behavior difficulties. A comprehensive evaluation process is available for students if screening results indicate their inability to demonstrate progress may be due to a disability.


DSS Support Staff

  • DSS ASPEN and FTE Support

    Frida Mar
    DSS Special Projects Liaison
    250-B Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060
    Phone: (678) 695-7234
     

    DSS Records

    Shurnetta Whitfield
    DSS Records Specialist
    250-B Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060
    Phone: (678) 695-7222
    Fax: (770) 429-3138
     

    Medicaid

    Deanna Mitchell
    Medicaid Specialist
    250-B Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060
    Phone: (678) 695-7243
    Fax: (770) 528-0535

District Administrators

  • Special Services (Elementary)

    Edie Hardbarger
    District Administrator for Special Services
    250-B Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060
    Phone: (678) 695-7248 
     
    Areas of Responsibility:
    504 and Special Education - Elementary and Related Services
     

    Special Services (Secondary)

    Yyanisha Bass
    District Administrator for Special Services
    250-B Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060
    Phone: (678) 695-7239
     
    Areas of Responsibility:
    504 and Special Education - Secondary and Behavior Support
     

    MTSS (Pre-K - 12th)

    Robyn Magnussen
    District Administrator for MTSS
    250-B Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060
    Phone: (678) 695-7293
     
    Areas of Responsibility:
    MTSS

Senior Leadership

  • Director - Special Education (Pre-K - 12th)

    Kristal Brown
    250-B Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060
    Phone: (678) 695-7236
     
    Secretary: Priscilla Lorenzo
    Phone: (678) 695-7240
     

    Chief of Special Services & Educational Support

    Michele Bealing-Sayles
    250-B Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060
    Phone: (678) 695-7241
     
    Executive Secretary: Cindy Davis
    Phone: (678) 695-7238
     

Last Modified on November 3, 2021