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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


Alyssa Dyer
334-793-1397, ext. 236243
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Amanda Liester
334-793-1397, ext. 236241
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DeAnna Brannon
School Instructional Specialist
334-793-1397, ext. 236275
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Kelsey Barkley
School Psychologist
334-793-1397, ext 236246
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Kimberly Blankenship
School Psychometrist
334-793-1397, ext 236244
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Carla Clay
School Psychometrist
334-793-1397, ext 236248
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Jennifer Sheppard
School Psychometrist
334-793-1397, ext. 236245
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Shannon Tipton
School Psychometrist
334-793-1397, ext. 236239
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