Director of Special Programs
Students & Parents
Director of Special Programs
Special Programs Administrative Assistant
Student Support Services
604 S. Ellis
Groesbeck, TX 76642
H.O.Whitehurst Elementary School Diagnostician
Groesbeck Middle School Diagnostician/ Enge-Washington Initial Referrals
Groesbeck High School Diagnostician/ Transition
Enge-Washington Intermediate School Diagnostician
District Speech-Language Pathologist
3rd-12th Grade Speech Pathologist
Prek-2nd Grade Speech Pathologist
504 Coordinator/ ESL Coordinator
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology/ Special Education Counselor
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Certified Physical Therapy Assistant
Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Gifted and Talented
Each student with disabilities has the opportunity to participate in an education that is designed to meet individual needs. Students are educated on a campus as close to home as possible, in as normal an environment as will contribute to educational success. Our goal is to provide valuable daily educational experiences, which will, in turn, lead to preparation for a lifetime of meaningful living.
Parents who have concerns regarding their child’s needs should contact the campus principals. At any time, parents may call the Director of Special Programs to inquire about areas of concern regarding special programs or the procedures to follow when requesting services or evaluation to determine services. We are always willing to meet with parents to review the needs of students of GISD.
The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families.
Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which requires an ongoing process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children suspected of having a disability, regardless of the severity of the disability, who may need special education and related services.
Local education agencies/school districts (LEAs) must ensure that a free appropriate public education is provided to all individuals with disabilities ages 3-21 who qualify for special education services. With the assistance of the Texas Education Agency, Educational Service Centers, and the Early Childhood Intervention program, LEAs/school districts must ensure that early intervention services are made available for those children ages 0-3 with an identified need.
Special education includes specially designed instruction and related services provided by the LEA/school district for students who have one or more of the following disabilities according to federal criteria and who also have a demonstrated educational need for special education services:
Specific Learning Disability
Other Health Impairment
Traumatic Brain Injury
Deaf or Hard of Hearing
A parent, doctor, teacher, relative, or friend can begin the child-find process. If you are concerned about issues that are interfering with a child’s learning, please contact Melody Sadler at (254) 729-4194.