• Exceptional Student Services

    The purpose of the Department of Exceptional Student Services is to provide specialized instructional services, related services, and supplementary aids and services to students suspected of or identified as having disabilities. In compliance with state and federal regulations, these disabilities adversely affect educational performance and result in a need for special education and related services.

    Child Find

    Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that requires states to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities, aged birth to 21, who are in need of early intervention or special education services. Child Find is a continuous process of public awareness activities, screening, and evaluation designed to locate, identify, and refer as early as possible all children with disabilities. Dothan City Schools is active in this process and encourages your participation. Please contact Dothan City Schools, Department of Exceptional Student Services, 1665 Honeysuckle Road, Dothan, AL 36305, (334) 793-1397, extension 236242.



    Alicia Hales
    Director of Exceptional Student Services
    334-793-1397, ext. 236242
    Email Hales

    Alyssa Dyer
    334-793-1397, ext. 236243
    Email Dyer

    Yvonne Dunlap
    334-793-1397, ext. 236241
    Email Dunlap

    Kimberly Blankenship
    School Psychometrist
    Email Blankenship

    Carla Clay
    School Psychometrist
    Email Clay

    Jennifer Sheppard
    School Psychometrist
    334-793-1397, ext. 236245
    Email Sheppard

    Shannon Tipton
    School Psychometrist
    334-793-1397, ext. 236239
    Email Tipton

    Andrea Zavitz
    Mental Health Services Coordinator
    334-793-1397, ext. 236265
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