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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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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

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

Angela Mayes Jackson
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
 
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
 
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
 

 

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State Performance Plan

Stakeholder Engagement

Family engagement is an empowering partnership among families, educators, practitioners and the community with shared responsibility for the personal success of children and youth.

·        Each year the Mississippi Department of Education, Office  of Special Education must report  its plan for improving outcomes for students with disabilities to the United States Department of Education, Office of Special  Education Programs.  

·       As we prepare to make that submission for 2022, we would love to have hear from you! Parent feedback is an integral part of developing Mississippi’s State Performance Plan.

·       Please join us during any of the virtual meetings listed below to provide feedback and get an overview of the State Performance Plan.

·       If you have any questions regarding these meetings, please contact Darrell Latham (dlatham@mdek12.org)  or Minnia Winters (mwinters@mdek12.org). You can also reach Darrell or Minnia at 601-359-3498

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Wednesday,    January 26, 2022

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

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Thursday, January 27, 2022

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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Thursday, January 27, 2022

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

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Friday,

January 28, 2022

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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Saturday,       January 29, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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