Special Education Department

  • The Department of Special Education (DSE) facilitates the provision of a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations to students with disabilities (SWDs) ages 3-21 that reside in the City of Decatur. This is accomplished by partnering with students, families, schools, and the community. Special Education program and services are provided on a continuum ranging from consultative to full special education services. This continuum is designed to ensure that programs are available to students with disabilities and that the least restrictive environment is determined based on unique student needs.

Contact Us

  • Administrative Assistant for Curriculum and Instruction/Special Education

    Ms. Melonie Bradley

    404-371-3601 x 1040

    Parent Mentor

    Ms. Cheryl Grant


    Elementary School Special Education Lead Teacher (PK to 5th)

    Ms. Tatrabian Lockwood



    Middle and High School Special Education Lead Teacher (6th-12th)

    Ms. Clair Rutherford



    Special Education Coordinator

    Mr. Frank DeFilippo