Special Education

  • Marshall ISD provides specially-designed instruction to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities. This includes adapting as necessary to meet the appropriate needs of an eligible student, the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction to address the student's unique needs and to ensure access of the child to the general curriculum. An admission, review and dismissal (ARD) committee makes decisions regarding eligibility and placement. We hope the links and information below can help you, but do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns. Go Mavs!

    • Program Overview of SSES English | Spanish
    • SSES Parent Letter English | Spanish
    • SSES Purchases
    English| Spanish 
    Parent Resources Handbook
    Parent Events & Conferences
    Parent Resources - Web Links  |  Recursos para padres en espanol
    • TEA Stakeholder Survey -
    English | Spanish
    TEA Parent Resources
    • Parent Survey - English  |  Spanish
    Handbook - Dyslexia/Dysgraphia
    • Compensation Services - English Spanish
    • IDEA Fact Sheet - 
    English  |  Spanish
    • Dyslexia Information - 
    English|  Spanish
    • MTSS Fact Sheet- 
    English|  Spanish
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    Evaluation Requests

  • Student Handbook Statement ENGLISH | SPANISH

  • Texas Transition and Employment Guide

  • Updates in Special Education: Notice ENGLISH | SPANISH

  • Dyslexia Handbook 2021

  • Dyslexia Handbook 2021 Updates ENGLISH | SPANISH



    To be eligible for special education and related services, a student must meet the federal definition in one of the following areas:
     • Autism
     • Blindness
     • Deafness
     • Emotional Disturbance
     • Hearing Impairment
     • Intellectual Disability
     • Multiple Disabilities
     • Orthopedic Impairment
     • Health-Impaired Disability
     • Learning Disability
     • Speech or Language Impairment
     • Traumatic Brain Injury
     • Visual Impairment

    Marshall ISD offers a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of our students with special needs. These include:
     • Adaptive Physical Education
     • Assistive Technology
     • Autism
     • Child Find
     • In Class Support
     • Deaf Education
     • Early Childhood Intervention Transition
     • Early Childhood Special Education Class (PPCD)
     • Evaluations
     • Homebound
     • Life Skills
     • Occupational Therapy
     • Orientation and Mobility
     • Physical Therapy
     • Psychological Services
     • Positive Academic Behavioral Supports
     • Special Education Records
     • Transition
     • Visual Impairment

SPEDTex

The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families.

Contact information:

Phone: 1-855-773-3839

Email: inquire@spedtex.org

Live Chat: www.spedtex.org

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Interested in Becoming a Surrogate Parent?

The Special Education Department is in need of volunteers to serve as surrogate parents for students who receive special education services and reside at a residential facility, and whose parents have had their parental rights terminated. 

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Transition Services

Texas and federal law both support early transition planning for students with disabilities. In Marshall ISD, parents play a vital role in planning for our student’s future as a successful and employable adult. Our transition specialist is looking forward to teaming with our families to develop beneficial and coordinated sets of activities that will take into account your student’s needs, strengths, preferences, and interests.
If you are interested in serving on a Transition Planning Committee, please contact Dianne Welch, Transition Specialist, at 903-927-8707.

RESOURCES

Texas Transition and Employment Guide: The Texas Transition and Employment Guide provides youth, young adults, parents and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals to education, employment, and community living. The purpose of this website is to viewers with knowledge of the secondary transition process to facilitate the student progress toward attainment of their post-secondary goals. On this site you will find resources for students, parents, educators, and agency resources.

The ARC of Texas: The ARC of Texas promotes, protects, and advocates for the human rights and self-determination of Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Our Vision Statement

The MISD special education team will collaborate with all stakeholders to provide proactive, individualized, progressive and compassionate services to meet the needs of diverse learners and ensure that all achieve their full potential to become productive citizens.

Child Find/Encontrando al Niño

Disabilities of various kinds often befall our children through injury, disease, or birth defects. Early intervention is crucial in helping these children reach their full potential. Children, ages birth through 21, may be eligible for special services if they have significant delays in motor skills, speech, learning, vision, behavior, self-help skills, or serious hearing loss. To refer any child who resides in the Marshall Independent School District, call Kim Alvarez at (903) 927-8707.

La invalidez de varias clases a menudo afecta de un modo malo a nuestros niños por herida, enfermedad, o defectos de nacimiento. La intervención que llega temprano es crucial en la ayuda de estos niños a alcanzar su potencial a lo máximo. Los niños, años de nacimiento a los 21, pueden ser elegibles para servicios especiales si ellos tienen tardanzas significativas de habilidades de motor, discurso, aprendizaje, visión, comportamiento, habilidades de autoayuda, o la pérdida de audiencia seria.Para mandar cualquier niño que reside en el Distrito Independiente de Marshall llame, Kim Alvarez en (903) 927-8707.

Other Links of Interest

Meet the Special Programs Team

Kimberly Alvarez

Kimberly Alvarez

Director of Special Education

alvarezkk@marshallisd.com

903-927-8707

Lauren Hammett

Lauren Hammett

District Coordinator of Special Education

Brooke Werdemeyer

Brooke Wedemeyer

Elementary SPED Coordinator

wedemeyerbb@marshallisd.com

Julie Grant

Julie Grant

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

grantjd@marshallisd.com

Latricia Harris

Latricia Harris

Lauren Hicks

Lauren Hicks

Speech Language Pathologist

hicksld@marshallisd.com

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Sheryl Huesing

Debra Laing

Debra Laing

Speech Language Pathologist

laingd@marshallisd.com

Allison Payne

Allison Payne

Wanda Robinson

Wanda Robinson

Dianne Rosseau

Diane Rousseau

Sandi Vanwinkle

Sandi Vanwinkle

Homebound Teacher - Special Programs

vanwinkles@marshallisd.com

Angelica Olvera

Angelica Olvera

Administrative Assistant to the Director of Special Programs

olveraaj@marshallisd.com

Cynthia Williams

Cynthia Williams

Secondary SPED Coordinator

williamscr@marshallisd.com

Donald Brown

Donald Brown

Licensed Professional Counselor

brownc@marshallisd.com

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Cassandra - Nikki Fulton

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

fultonc@marshallisd.com

Sarah Gipson

Sarah Gipson

Behavior Specialist

gipsonsn@marshallisd.com

Leigh Howard

Leigh Howell

Mary Keeney

Mary Keeney

Beth Morgan

Beth Morgan

Visual Impairtment/OM

morganba@marshallisd.com

Melinda Payne

Melinda Payne

Shabrandon Pegues-Loud

Shabrandon Pegues-Loud

DoNya Robinson

DonNya Robinson

Behavior Specialist

robinsond@marshallisd.com