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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 1,089 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, and 3 interpreters for the deaf located at 17 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.

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Contact Us

Genevieve McAlpin
Director of Special Education
glmcalpin@tupeloschools.com

Address
903 Fillmore Drive
Tupelo, MS 38801

Phone
(662) 841-8855

Fax
(662) 840-4666

Department Directory

Sandi Haire
Administrative Assistant
662-841-8855
 
Karen Logan
Program Coordinator
662-841-8612
 
 Heather Justice
School Psychologist/Psychometrist
662-690-5006
 
Shannon Snowden
Psychometrist
662-840-8778
 
Becky Carsten
Language/Speech Pathologist
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
 
Candace Mask
Homebound Teacher
662-690-5005
 
Susan Dudley
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