Special Education

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. The Special Education group includes programs and services that supports Georgia Preparatory Academy Schools in their efforts to provide special education and related services to students with disabilities.

These services focus on enhancing student achievement and post-secondary outcomes through implementation of regional and statewide activities for students, families, educators, administrators and other stakeholders.

Areas for services and supports include accessible instructional materials, assistive technology, curriculum access and alignment, family engagement, least restrictive environment, positive behavior supports and transition.

Additional services include ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations for students with disabilities as well as collecting and analyzing data for educational services and outcomes. We provide students with disabilities a continuum of services to include consultation, collaboration, supportive instruction, co-teaching and resource/pull out separate class service models.

Special Education Staff Phone Email
Winifred Pierce (Director) (404) 617-7124 winifred.pierce@djj.state.ga.us
Christina Brown (Specialist) (470) 755-1171 christina.brown@djj.state.ga.us
Natalie Givens (Specialist) (404) 217-5154 natalie.givens@djj.state.ga.us
Dr. Beverly Harris-Coleman (Specialist) (404) 782-4463 beverly.harriscoleman@djj.state.ga.us