Special Education

Contact Information

Published: 8/17/2018 9:10 AM

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 AssessmentTania Sharp
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 Interventions
Robert Meacham
April Pieper
Blind/Visually Impaired
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 Tania Sharp

Culturally Responsive Teaching Jennifer Pusateri
Deaf/Hard of Hearing/Deaf-Blind 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 InstructionsJarrod Slone
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) Emma Riley
Gretta Hylton
Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) Emma Riley
Gretta Hylton
Kentucky System of Interventions (KSI)/Response to Intervention (RTI) Jarrod Slone
April Pieper
KSB/KSD Food Service Carrie McCrary
Learning Disabilities Alisa Woolums
Legal Issues/Special Education Todd Allen
Low Incidence Disabilities Tania Sharp
Math Achievement Fund (MAF) Pamela Pickens
Mediation Todd Allen
Medically Fragile Tania Sharp
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) Amanda Waldroup
Teacher of the Year Program/Special Education Robin Linton
Transition Planning Tania Sharp 
Transitional Interventions/Transitional Courses April Pieper
Jarrod Slone
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Tania Sharp
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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