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
    mbradley@csdecatur.net

    404-371-3601 x 1040


    Parent Mentor

    Ms. Cheryl Grant
    cgrant@csdecatur.net

     

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

    Ms. Tatrabian Lockwood

    tlockwood@csdecatur.net

     

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

    Ms. Jessica Sturm

    jsturm@csdecatur.net

     

    Special Education Coordinator

    Mr. Frank DeFilippo
    fdefilippo@csdecatur.net

     

    Special Education Director

    Ms. Frances Holt
    fholt@csdecatur.net