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Special Education

The Tupelo Public School District's Department of Special Education is committed to providing accessibility to all needed programs and facilities to ensure a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for approximately 1,099 students with disabilities currently identified within the district. The district is involved in on-going formal activities to identify, locate and evaluate all children from birth through 21 years of age who are suspected of having a disability and who may be in need of special education and/or related services. The district currently has 70 highly qualified special education teachers, 32 special education assistants, an interpreter for the deaf located at 13 different sites. The goal of Tupelo Public School District's Department of Special Education is to be a service-oriented department that provides specialized programs to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities.

Notice of Project Application FY25 IDEA, Part B and Preschool

Application Review

The FY 25  application will be available for review and comment on Monday July 22, 2024 from 10:00 - 4:00 at the Tupelo Public School District Office of Special Education,  903 Fillmore Drive, Tupelo.

 

For additional information or to provide comments,  please contact Genna  McAlpin glmcalpin@tupeloschools.com or Karen Logan kclogan@tupeloschools.com

Special Education Funding

First page of the PDF file: FundingforSpecialEducation
Child Find Request

 

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The Tupelo Public School District is committed to making our content accessible to all members of the public, including those with disabilities. This includes parents, students, employees and all others associated with our district. If this applies to you, and would like to provide feedback or report a concern, please contact Gregg Ellis at 662-620-6195.

Contact Us

Genna McAlpin
Genevieve McAlpin
Director of Special Education
glmcalpin@tupeloschools.com
Address
903 Fillmore Drive
Tupelo, MS 38801

Phone
(662) 841-8855

Fax
(662) 840-4666
Karen Logan, Asstant Director of Special Education
Karen Logan
Assistant Director of Special Education
kclogan@tupeloschools.com
662-841-8612
 

 

Department Directory

 

Angela Mayes Jackson
Administrative Assistant
662-841-8855
 
 
Heather Justice
School Psychologist/Psychometrist/504 Coordinator
662-690-5006
 
Shannon Snowden
Psychometrist
662-840-8778
 
Taneill Barbour
Language/Speech Pathologist
tebarbour@tupeloschools.com
662-841-8946
 
Brooke Shoup
Transition Coordinator
662-690-5013
 
Holly Rakestraw
Special Education Counselor/Behavior
662-690-5007
 
Mandy Scales
Homebound Teacher
662-690-5014
 
Anna Fleming
Homebound Teacher
662-690-5005
 
Sharon Warren
Project Search Instructor
 
Stephanie Dillon
Physical Therapist
662-690-5012
 
Lori Robinson 
Occupational Therapist
662-690-5012
 
Stormy Gordon
Occupational Therapy Assistant
662-690-5012