Exceptional Student Services

Director of Exceptional Student Services & Federal Programs: Dr. Mandy Condit
Administrative Assistant: Ms. Deborah Livingston
Coordinator of Exceptional Student Services: Ms. Colleen Davis
Coordinator of Exceptional Student Services: Ms. Natalia Martinez
Coordinator of Exceptional Student Services: Ms. Shannon Svetlay Townsend
Due Process Technician - Ms. Tara Anderson
Behavior Specialist: Ms. Alana Anderson

Board Certified Behavior Analyst: Ms. Ashley Senn
Occupational Therapist:
Ms. Jami Newland 
Occupational Therapist:
Ms. Mirka Ratajova-Blackburn
Physical Therapist:
Ms. Melissa Shipes
Early Intervention Specialist:
Ms. Paulette Hodges-Smith
Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Ms. Melissa McDonald
Exceptional Student Services Parent Mentor: Mary Lorza

The Exceptional Student Services Department meets the individual needs of students ages three through twenty-one who are eligible for special education and related services according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The department assists in the assessment process for determining special education eligibility.

A full continuum of services is available, ranging from the least restrictive to more restrictive environments, depending on the specific needs of the student. The department also supports schools in ensuring students with disabilities appropriately access the curriculum and provides specialized instruction as determined necessary by the Individualized Education Program (IEP).

In collaboration with students, schools, families, and the community, the Special Education Department assists students with disabilities in increasing academic performance and enhancing post-secondary options.

Parental Rights


Miscellaneous Information

School Psychologists

Speech Pathologists

Parent Resources

SB10 Scholarship

ESS Parent Newsletter


Bryan County Schools archives and stores special education student records for a limited time according to the Common Records Retention Schedules for School Systems, Department of Archives and History.

*Any person desiring to obtain his/her records may contact the Exceptional Student Services office at 912-851-4014.