Exceptional Student Education

Jessica Duncan
Director

Brenda Wall
Secretary to Director

Theresa Bowen
Assistant Director

Amy Burke  (239) 337-8170
ESE Coordinator for West Zone Elementary and Middle

TBA
(239) 337-8156
ESE Coordinator for East Zone Elementary and Middle


Lori Witt
(239) 337-8170
ESE Coordinator for South Zone Elementary and Middle


Susan Ellinger
(239) 337-8156
ESE Coordinator for High Schools and Transition

Amy McLean (239) 337-8103
ESE Coordinator for Pre-K and Hospital/Homebound


Robin Frink (239) 337-8285
ESE Coordinator for Related Services (Speech and Language, OT, PT) and Charter Schools


Dr. Deidre Phillips (239) 337-8363
FDLRS

Our Main Department Number: 239-337-8104

Fax: 239-337-8653


Through the Exceptional Student Education Department, the District offers a free and appropriate public education in compliance with the federally mandated Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). A continuum of services and programs is available to meet the individual needs of students requiring special education, ages 3 through 21. Services and related services are provided per an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and are based on each child’s unique needs, as related to present levels of academic achievement and functional performance. Special education services are provided in all of the three attendance zones – East, West and South. With the exception of very specialized low-incidence programs, students will attend a school within the geographical school attendance zone of residence.

The Exceptional Student Education Department (Special Education) coordinates the provision of programs with the District’s School Assignment Office. Special education services are provided in all of the three attendance zones – East, West and South. With the exception of very specialized low-incidence programs, students will attend a school within the geographical school attendance zone of residence. Parents and students who are moving to Lee County from another district in Florida, or from out of state, should contact the School Assignment Office for information regarding enrollment and special education services within each of the district’s school attendance zones.

Procedural Safeguards From The The Florida Department Of Education