Special Education Staff



Special Education School Directory Listing

Special Education Central Office Staff: 

Director of Special Education - Melissa Casablanca

Special Education Compliance Specialist: Chrissy Dement



East Coweta Cluster:

Denise Milam, Program Specialist 

Ceil Harper, Support Specialist 

Michele Shaughnessy, Support Specialist 

Beth Smith, Behavior Support Teacher 

Newnan High Cluster:

Stacey Barnett, Program Specialist 

Diane Roden, Support Specialist 

Melissa Greene, Support Specialist 

Amy Sebastian, Behavior Support Teacher 

Northgate High Cluster:

Terri Baggarly, Program Specialist 

Jonah Barnhill, Support Specialist 

Nathalie Roark,  Support Specialist 

Cherry Stanard, Behavior Support Teacher 


Central Office Administrative Staff:

Erika Hamburg-Brown - Bookeeper

Alycia Burford - Records

Julie Schexnayder - Referrals, GOIEP

Vickie Shepherd - Assistant to the Director, FTE, Class Counts, Transportation, ESY

Christie Mappin - Medicaid, Preschool

Recreational Therapist: Charles "Bo" Ray 

Parent Mentor: Georgia Fruechtenicht

Special Education School Level

In School Coordinators (ISCs):

Elementary Schools ISCs:

Arbor Springs - Laxmi Iyengar

Arnco Sargent - David Standard

Atkinson - Helen Poore

Brooks - Sarah Frederick

Canongate - Chandra McQuain

Eastside - Suzanne Mejia

Elm Street - Amy Langholz

Glanton - Tonya Hendricks

Jefferson Parkway - Tammy Stanfield

Moreland - Hillary Metts

Newnan Crossing - Robin Winter

Northside - Pam Barbaree

Poplar Road - June Valentine

Ruth Hill - Olivia Hanie

Thomas Crossroads - Renee Powell

Welch - Michele Chester

Western - Nicole Daniel

White Oak - Ashley Mol

Willis Road - Whitney Kling

Westside GNETS - David Blevins


Middle Schools

Arnall -  Kim Bocchino

Arnall GNETS - David Blevins

East Coweta - 

Evans - Debbie Pate

Lee - Toni Smith

Madras - Marian Shulha

Smokey Road - Loree Stapp

Maggie Brown Alternative - Jill Miller


High Schools

East Coweta - Jacki Blair

Newnan - Elizabeth Lozano

Northgate - Allyson Harper

Northgate GNETS - Suzanne Marshall

WDA Alternative - Jill Miller

CEC/Transition - Jill Miller

GNETs/Alternative School/CEC/ - ISC's contact the program/support specialist of the student's home school. Parents should contact the ISC for the school.

Special Education Teachers, OTs, PTs, and SLPs: 

Please refer to each school's website staff listing for the special education teachers, therapists, and paraprofessionals for that school.