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Putnam County School District

Putnam County School District


1100 S 18th St, Palatka, FL 32177, USA

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ESE Programs

Support to students, parents and school personnel is provided by ESE Program Specialists. The Program Specialists are assigned specific programs to oversee and provide technical assistance in the form of program development and training. The ESE District Office Phone number is (386) 329-0528. Our Fax number is (386) 329-0531.

Assistive Technology. (AT)

Cheryl Woolwine: Program Specialist.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Hospital Homebound (HHB)

Ron Johnson: HHB Program Specialist

Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH)

Kori Gedris: Itinerant Teacher of DHH

Intellectually Disabled (InD)

Kori Gedris: Program Specialist

Mental Health Counselors

Virginia Brantley: Mental Wellness Counselor

Tracy Borom: Mental Wellness Counselor

M. Wallenberg: Mental Wellness Counselor


Yasheika Benford: Pre-K Program Specialist

School Psychological Services

Julie Sloan: Lead School Psychologist

Speech/Language Impaired

Dr. Sarabeth Kirkland: Lead SLP

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Lisa Corey: Occupational Therapist

Kayla McClain: Occupational Therapist

Victoria Harper: Occupational Therapist

Physical Therapy (PT)

Tracy Cribbs: Physical Therapist

Vision Services (VI)

Connie Brown: Vision Services Coordinator

Transition Services

Barbi Helms: Transition Specialist

Transition Services: Employment

Zach Duke: Employment Specialist


Glossary of Terms

Accommodations - Changes in the way a child learns. Extra time, frequent breaks,

fewer questions, or a different format for responding are a few examples. For more:

Assistive device - Any item or piece of equipment that is used to increase, maintain,

or improve functional capabilities of a child with a disability.

Individual educational plan - A written plan for each child with a disability that is

developed, reviewed, and revised in accordance with federal law.

Occupational therapy - A form of therapy that focuses on school activities, such as

writing, self-care, or hand strength to increase independent functioning for students

with disabilities.

Physical therapy - A form of therapy that focuses on mobility and movement for

students with disabilities who need assistance in navigating physical spaces.

Preferred activities - Anything that a child eagerly looks forward to doing.

Reading guide strip - A transparent, colored reading strip used to help students who

struggle with keeping their place while reading.

Related services - Services required to assist a child with a disability, such as speech-

language therapy, audiology services, interpreting services, physical and

occupational therapy, social work, counseling services, or orientation and mobility


Removable highlighter tape - A removable alternative to highlighter pens used to

highlight word parts, parts of speech, vocabulary words, punctuation, prefixes,

suffixes, and more.

Sensory needs - Difficulties experienced when receiving and responding to

information from the senses. Children who have sensory needs may have an aversion

to anything that triggers their senses, such as light, sound, touch, taste, or smell.

Social stories - Individualized short stories that depict a social situation that your child

affected by autism may encounter, along with ways for your child to handle them.

Virtual learning platform - Web-based systems that can be use for teaching.

Examples: Google Classroom, Office 365 Teams, Ready, Zoom.

Visual timer - An item used to show a countdown of time, in the form of digital

numbers, a disappearing color wheel or an oil-based liquid

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