Exceptional Student Education

Director of Exceptional Student Education
Dr. Rhoda Gouin

Exceptional Student Education Administrative Assistant
Maria Flanders

Exceptional Student Education Coordinator
Cheri Campbell

School Psychologist
Lisa-Jan Bailey

School Psychologist
Caitlyn Munroe

Behavior Interventionist
Leigh Jenkins

Districts have Child Find responsibility for all children suspected of having disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disabilities. This includes:

  • children, birth through 3, who may or may not be referred to and served by the state’s early intervention program, Babies Can’t Wait;

  • preschool children, ages 3 through 5, who may not be enrolled in a Georgia-funded pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, including children who are parentally placed in private preschools or daycare centers outside the district;

  • children who are enrolled in a public school within the district, including public charter schools;

  • children who are parentally placed in private and home schools or who are attending charter schools within the district;

  • highly mobile children, including migrant, homeless, and children who are wards of the state;

  • children served in community programs such as rehabilitation centers, daycare centers, etc.;

  • children, ages 18 through 21, who are incarcerated in facilities operated by the local sheriff’s office or other municipalities; and

  • any other children suspected of having disabilities.

Please contact the Exceptional Student Education Department for more information:

  • If you are aware of a preschooler, age 3 to 5, who has or may have a developmental disability

  • If you know of a child who is enrolled in Thomasville City Schools, and suspect he/she needs special education services; please contact your child’s school and express your concern to your child's teacher and/or to the school administrator as well.

  • If the child resides within the Thomasville City Schools District and attends private school or home school.