Special Education

Contact Information

Published: 9/7/2017 4:35 PM

This page lists programs and services offered by the Division of Learning Services.  This page will provide email links directly to the contact person for the program or service you are seeking.


Program Area
Contact Person
​Accelerated Learning Jennifer Pusateri
​Alternate Assessment Yayo Radder
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Tristan Parsons
504 ADA for Department Staff/Students
​Assessment Accommodations Program Area​ Susan Farra
Assistive Technology Jennifer Pusateri
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) Alisa Woolums
Autism Jeffrey Coles
Behavior Intervention​s Robert Meacham
April Pieper
​Blind/Visually Impaired Linda Funke
Emma Riley
​Bullying​ Victoria Fields
​Bullying for Students with IEPS Jeffrey Coles
​CEC Debbie Mays
Certification/Special Education
Class Size and Waivers/ Exceptional Children​ Robin Linton
Collaborative Teaching Model Training and Strategies/Exceptional Children Erma White
College and Career Advising Robin McCoy
Community Work Transition Yayo Radder
​Culturally Responsive Teaching Jennifer Pusateri
​Deaf/Hard of Hearing/Deaf-Blind Linda Funke
Emma Riley
Emergency/Probationary Special Ed Teachers Robin Linton
Emotional Behavior Disorder Erma White
​English Learners Gary Martin
Extended School Year (ESY) Tania Sharp
Extended School Services (ESS) April Pieper
Pamela Wininger
Exceptional Child Data Amy Patterson
Exceptional Children Conference Debbie Mays
Formal Complaints/Special Education Sylvia Starkey
Gifted and Talented (G/T) Education Kathie Anderson
Home/Hospital Instruction  Tristan Parsons
IDEA – Allocations/Budgets Karla Miller
IEP Guidance Document Debbie Mays
Individual Education Program (IEP) Debbie Mays
Individual Learning Plan Jennifer Pusateri
Jarrod Slone
Infinite Campus/Special Education Joe McCowan
Kentucky Accessible Materials Database Debbie Mays
Kentucky Education Collaborative (KECSAC) Debbie Mays
Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline (KYCID)
Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) Linda Funke
Emma Riley
Gretta Hylton
Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) Linda Funke
Emma Riley
Gretta Hylton
Kentucky System of Interventions (KSI)/Response to Intervention (RTI) Jarrod Slone
Pamela Pickens
April Pieper
​KSB/KSD Food Service Carrie McCrary
Learning Disabilities Alisa Woolums
Legal Issues/Special Education Todd Allen
​Low Incidence Disabilities Yayo Radder
Math Achievement Fund (MAF) Pamela Pickens
​Mediation Todd Allen
Medically Fragile Tristan Parsons
Monitoring Programs/Special Education Debbie Mays
Operation Preparation April Pieper
Parent Resource Centers/Parent Support Robin Linton
Read to Achieve (RTA) Lori Shephard
​Response to Intervention (RTI)​
​School-Based Health​ Tristan Parsons
Special Education Cooperatives Gretta Hylton
Special Education Forms Amy Patterson
​Special Transportation
​Susan Farra
Speech Language Erma White
State Assessment Accommodations ​Susan Farra
State Personnel Development Grant Gretta Hylton
State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children (SAPEC) Joe McCowan
​State Systemic Improvement Plan​ (SSIP) ​Veronica Sullivan
Amanda Waldroup
Teacher of the Year Program/Special Education Robin Linton
Transition Planning Yayo Radder
Transitional Interventions/Transitional Courses April Pieper
Jarrod Slone
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Tristan Parsons
Universal Design for Learning Jennifer Pusateri 
​Use of Physical Restraint Seclusion in Schools Robert Meacham
​Waivers for Exceptional Children Programs​ Robin Linton

Darlene Jesse
Office of Teaching and Learning
Division of Learning Services
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4970
Fax (502) 564-6470
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