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Special Education Prior Written Notice

Special Education Plan

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Highland Park ISD – Special Education Services

     Mailing Address:                                            Physical Address:  

             PO Box 30430                                              15300 Amarillo Blvd East  

 Amarillo, TX 79120                                      Amarillo, TX 79108


     Department Fax: 806-335-4705


Mission Statement:

To serve the needs of our students and their families while providing a safe, positive, and effective learning atmosphere to meet each student's individual needs.  Helping each student grow emotionally, socially, and academically in order for them to lead fulfilling and productive lives and be contributing members of our society.

Kristi Waters, MEd

Special Education Director

Senate Bill 139 Special Education Updates (Eng)

Senate Bill 139 Special Education Updates (Span)


  District Personnel 

   Kristi Waters               Special Ed. Director/Lead Diagnostician/Secondary Diagnotician/Transition Coordinator

                                       322-3770 or Ext: 171


  Jackie Sellinger            Special Education Secretary

                                        322-3784 or Ext: 104


   April Bullard                  LSSP/Diagnostician

                                         322-3777 or Ext: 200


   Misti Bryant                   LSSP

                                         322-3774 or Ext.253


   Amanda Schaumburg    Speech/Language Pathologist

                                           322-3710 or Ext: 157


    Robert Scott                  Behavior Intervention

                                           335-3794 or Ext: 328

  Elementary Personnel

  Delisa Hendrick         Elementary Learning Lab

                                       Ext: 156


  Kari Eagleston           Elementary Life Skills/Self Contained

                                       Ext: 129


  Jessie Smith              Special Education Instructional Aide

                                      Ext: 129


  Elizabeth Nickson        Paraprofessional

  Courtney Stanhope      Paraprofessional

  Aimee Goodman          Paraprofessional

  Maddy Eisenman         Paraprofessional


Secondary Personnel 

 Frank Graham            Secondary Life Skills/Self-Contained

                                     Ext: 103


 Tiana Brown                Paraprofessional, Secondary Life Skills/Self-Contained

                                     Ext: 103


 Amanda Smithee        Paraprofessional, Secondary Life Skills/Self-Contained

                                     Ext: 103


 Rebecca Crowl            Paraprofessional, Secondary Life Skills/Self Contain

                                      Ext: 103


 Briana Maloy               Secondary Paraprofessional, Inclusion

                                       Ext: 109


Laura Sanders             Paraprofessional, Secondary Inclusion

                                       Ext: 167


 Claudia Cera                Paraprofessional, Secondary Inclusion

                                        Ext: 167

 Special Education Teachers

  Ginger Tucker               Middle School Resource, ELA/Math

                                        Ext: 108


  Ralph Shemwell            Assistant Principal, Middle School

                                        High School Resource, Math

                                         Ext: 109


  Michelle DeShong         High School Resource, ELA

                                         Ext: 313






Highland Park Special Education Handbook

Handle With Care

Legal Framework

Procedural Safeguards (Eng)

Procedural Safeguards (Span)

Parents Guide to the ARD Process (Eng)

Parents Guide to the ARD Process (Span)

Dyslexia Handbook

Graduation Toolkit

Transition from ECI to Preschool

Transition Planning

Child Find

Mental Health Resources in Amarillo 

Notice for Providing Assistance to Students Who Have Learning Difficulties or Need Special Education Services English

Notice for Providing Assistance to Students Who Have Learning Difficulties or Need Special Education Services Spanish

State Assessments/Accommodations

Highland Park Special Education Operating Guidelines: Please Contact Kristi Waters, Director at 806-322-3770 for information.