students and parents
community
employees
SPECIAL EDUCATION

DIRECTORY
Kim Johnson, Administrative Officer - Special Education 972-882-7700
Maria Padilla, Administrative Assistant 972-882-7702
Kathy Taylor, Receptionist 972-882-7700
Debbie LaCour, Medicaid Secretary 972-882-7701
Monica Singletary, Information Specialist 972-882-8739
Myriam Cavazos, Child Find Secretary 972-882-8702
Jennifer Ivey, Administrative Assistant to Coordinators 972-882-7717
Emily Tosch, Student Records 972-882-7783

Student Support Center | 714 E. Kimbrough | Mesquite, TX 75149

 

 

Resources for Parents

 

Child Find

The CHILD FIND system is set up to identify, locate, and evaluate individuals with suspected disabilities (birth through 21) who are in need of special education.

 

Special Education Parent Education Classes

Location:  Mesquite ISD Student Support Center, 714 Kimbrough Street, Mesquite, TX  75149

 

Date

Time

Topic

Description

Jan. 5

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Sensory

Learn what sensory issues are and what to do about them.

Jan. 11

5-6:30 p.m.

PPCD

Come learn about the PPCD program for newly identified children.

Jan. 12

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Referral Process

Learn the requirements for starting a referral for Special Education services

Jan. 19      

5-6:30 p.m.

Evaluation Process  

Learn what is involved in the evaluation process.

 

 

New Parent Education Calendar and Procedures coming soon

 

Visit Our Parent Education Center

Mesquite ISD Special Education Department is pleased to announce the opening of our Parent Education Center.  You are welcome to visit our expanded Parent Library and gather flyers for community services, events, and informational handouts about disabilities.

Information about expanded parent information classe regarding special education services and disability-specific sessions will be starting in the fall.  Classes will be offered in both English and Spanish with sessions during the day as well as in the evening.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Tracy Barry at 972-882-7715, extension 6. 

 

A Guide to the Admission, Review and Dismissal Process.pdf

Guía para el Proceso de Admisión, Revisión y Retiro.pdf

 

Notice of Procedural Safeguards Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities.pdf

Aviso Sobre Procedimientos de Protección Derechos de los Padres de Estudiantes con Discapacidades.pdf

 

The Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process

Texas Transition and Employment Guide.pdf
Guía de Transicion y Empleo de Texas.pdf

 

 

Special Education Coordinators

 

Coordinator

Programs

Campuses

Casey Allen

972-882-7704

  • Adaptive PE
  • Child Find
  • ECI Liaison
  • Employee Preschool
  • Headstart
  • PPCD
  • Preschool Eval Team
  • Special Olympics
  • SPP 7, 11, 12
  • Vision
  • Florence
  • Lawrence
  • McKenzie
  • Motley
  • Price
  • Range
  • Rugel
  • Shands
  • Tosch

Kristi Flanery

972-882-7705

  • Docushare Updates
  • OT/PT
  • Parent Newsletter/Survey
  • Proportionate Share
  • Records
  • Secondary ARD Chairs
  • SPP 13/14
  • Staff Development
  • Transportation
  • Warehouse
  • Agnew
  • Berry
  • Kimbrough
  • McDonald
  • New
  • Terry
  • Vanston
  • Wilkinson

Jill Havard

972-882-7708

  • Augmentive/Assistive Technology
  • Autism
  • Custodians
  • ESY
  • Homebound
  • Life/Self-Contained
  • Parent Ed
  • State Assessment
  • TBSI/NVCI
  • Technology
  • Achziger
  • Black
  • Gentry
  • Moss
  • Pirrung
  • Rutherford
  • Smith
  • Thompson

Jennifer Hernandez

(Regional Day School for the Deaf)

972-882-7700

  • Works w/SSA Districts - Forney, Garland, Kaufman, Red Oak, Rockwall, Royse City, Sunnyvale, Terrell, Willis Point
  • Deaf Baby Service
  • Early Childhood Services
  • Interpreters
  • Itinerant Services
  • SSA Budget & Billing
  • Summer School
  • Lawrence
  • North Mesquite
  • Vanston

Kristi Mullenix

972-882-7706

  • 18+ Programs
  • BAC
  • Behavior Specialists
  • eSped
  • Interpreters
  • Non-Ed Funds
  • Secondary ARD Chairs
  • Social Workers
  • Summer School
  • Transition
  • Horn
  • Mesquite
  • North Mesquite
  • Poteet
  • West Mesquite
  • Academy
  • Learning Center

Shannon Price

972-882-7718

  • Due Process/Mediation
  • eSped
  • High Cost Funds
  • In-Home/Parent Training
  • Instructional Specialists
  • Medicaid
  • Music Therapy
  • Non-Public Day School
  • Private Duty Nurses
  • Residential Placements
  • RF Tracker
  • Surrogate/Foster Parent Training
  • TEA Complaints
  • Austin
  • Beasley
  • Cannaday
  • Kimball Porter
  • Shaw
  • Tisinger

Kimberly Wasson

972-882-7707

  • ARD Chairs
  • Audiologist
  • Diagnosticians
  • Document SPP, PBMAS
  • Dyslexia
  • Legal Framework
  • Psychologists
  • Referral Chairs
  • Revocation of Consent
  • Speech
  • Floyd
  • Galloway
  • Gray
  • Hanby
  • Henrie
  • Hodges
  • Mackey
  • McWhorter
  • Seabourn