Putnam County School District
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)
Ron Johnson: HHB Program Specialist
Kori Gedris: Itinerant Teacher of DHH
Intellectually Disabled (InD)
Kori Gedris: Program Specialist
Virginia Brantley: Mental Wellness Counselor
Tracy Borom: Mental Wellness Counselor
M. Wallenberg: Mental Wellness Counselor
Yasheika Benford: Pre-K Program Specialist
Julie Sloan: Lead School Psychologist
Dr. Sarabeth Kirkland: Lead SLP
Lisa Corey: Occupational Therapist
Kayla McClain: Occupational Therapist
Victoria Harper: Occupational Therapist
Tracy Cribbs: Physical Therapist
Connie Brown: Vision Services Coordinator
Barbi Helms: Transition Specialist
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
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