Exceptional Education Overview
Exceptional Education has developed a comprehensive four-part plan for each District learning model which address the following:
- Operational and Compliance Systems that include transportation, technology resources and infrastructure, staffing and compliance procedures;
- Quality Instructional Programming that will provide support in the areas of curriculum selection, instructional delivery models, and access and use of instructional technology for our students;
- Social and Emotional Supports Systems to address the social-emotional development of our students and staff;
- Stakeholder and Family Engagement that includes establishment of virtual training program for Exceptional Education parents and the circulation of a parent newsletter.
Questions about the Department's Operational Re-Entry Plan can be directed to Angela Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exceptional Education Virtual Conference for Parents 2020
A Continuum of Special Education Support
Angela Barnes(Speaker)Wilson County Schools, Exceptional Education Supervisor
This session will provide parents with an overview of services and supports offered and provided within Wilson County Schools that help our teachers offer high-quality instruction across all educational environments.
Data, Data, Data! How We Use Data in Exceptional Education
Caresa Dodson(Speaker)Wilson County Schools, Senior School Psychologist
Dr. Caresa Dodson will discuss the evaluation and re-evaluation process along with the data sources that are used by the District. Dr. Dodson will also define progress monitoring and how our teachers use data in IEPs.
Returning to School and Student Regression- Now What Do We Do?
Hannah McCann(Speaker)Wilson County Schools, Student Services Coordinator
Exceptional Education will walk through the Department's re-entry plan, focusing on how our Department will address student regression in all educational environments.
Meet George Jetson…IEPs of the future!
Angela Barnes (Speaker)Wilson County Schools, Exceptional Education Supervisor
This session will delve into how the Exceptional Education Department is addressing the use of technology into the IEP through goals and accommodations and how technology will apply to Exceptional Education students in the event of school closures during the 2020-2021 school year.
Taking the Fear out of Teleservices and Teletherapy
Becky Adams (Speaker)Wilson County Schools, Senior Speech Pathologist
This session will feature strategies for helping parents navigate teleservices and teletherapy in a fun and effective way!
April Ebbinger (Speaker)Wilson County Schools, Exceptional Education Program Liaison
This session helps navigate the expression “behavior is communication”. It will explore what are our students are trying to tell us through different behaviors and will address how parents and the Department can work as a team to support each other.
- All districts must support the educational stability of homeless students per the federal McKinney-Vento law and as outlined in Tennessee's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan.
- Parents/Guardians complete the Student Residency form in Skyward and designate their residency status.
- School level liaisons will run a report and contact parents/guardians to inquire about needs and determine if the student should be coded as McKinney-Vento.
- Additional information is available under the Students and Families tab on wcschools.com or contact Anne Barger at email@example.com