Kelly Pieterse Ashley Kimich
Director of Special Education Coordinator
Maggie Odom Dianne Hertel
Administrative Assistant PEIMS/Records Clerk
Torrie Oliphant Leslie Gay
Transition Specialist LSSP/Coordinator of Child Find
936-435-6100 Ext.1206 936-435-7208/STE, 936-435-5524/GES
Huntsville ISD strives to provide appropriate programs for all students and we believe our charge is to build champions. The district provides facilities, personnel, and supportive services to aid students in learning at the pace and in the manner most appropriate for their capabilities. Dedicated educators continually strive to plan, establish, and implement special education programs that meet the needs of the community. As the needs of our students change, Huntsville ISD modifies programs to meet these needs.
Students from ages 3 through 21, (birth through 21 with visual or auditory impairment) residing within the Huntsville ISD boundaries, may be eligible for special education services. Parents, teachers, and other Huntsville ISD staff identify and refer these students for a Full and Individual Evaluation (FIE). An Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Committee determines the student's eligibility and educational need based on state criteria. Full and Individual Evaluations are available through an appropriate referral for students residing within Huntsville ISD. Evaluation personnel serve each school by administering evaluations, making recommendations for IEP development, and assisting school staff.
Child with a disability means a child evaluated in accordance with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) as having and who, by reason thereof, needs special education and related services.
Other Health Impairment
Specific Learning Disability
Traumatic Brain Injury
Non-Categorical Early Childhood
The Special Education Program in Huntsville ISD is ready and willing to serve all eligible students. All children with disabilities residing in the state regardless of the severity of their disabilities and who need special education and related services must be identified, located and evaluated. For more information regarding Child Find, please contact Leslie Gay at firstname.lastname@example.org or 936-435-7208, 936-435-5524.
Parents are an important resource and support for our students and significantly contribute to their success. Their participation is a vital component of the total educational process. Parents and the school form a team effort to provide quality services to exceptional children.
Private School Students
All state requirements concerning child find, referral, evaluation and determination of eligibility are applicable.