Special Education

Child Find

Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which requires an ongoing process for locating, identifying, and evaluating children suspected of having a disability, regardless of the severity of the disability, who may need special education and related services. 

School Districts must ensure that a free appropriate public education is provided to all individuals with disabilities ages birth-21 who qualify for special education services. 

Special education includes specially designed instruction and related services provided by the school district for students who have one or more of the following disabilities according to federal criteria and who also have a demonstrated an educational need for special education services:

  • Learning Disability
  • Speech/Language Impairment
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Autism
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment (including Deafness)
  • Deaf-Blindness

If you are concerned about your child's academic, speech, physical, or emotional development and think that they may have a disability condition that adversely affects their educational progress, please contact your child's campus or the Plainview Special Education Department at (580) 224-3420 for more information. 

This page contains helpful links if you have  questions and it also has contact information for each staff member on our amazing special education team. 


Oklahoma State Dept. of Education

Edplan Connect Parent Portal

Oklahoma Parent Rights and Procedural Safeguards

Oklahoma Special Services Part B - Parent Survey

Oklahoma Dyslexia Guidance

Autism Resource

Section 504/Civil Rights



Special Education Director: Brook Vernon
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Phone: (580) 224-3420

High School Special Education Teacher: Renee Carter
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Middle School Special Education Teacher: Elizabeth Shelton
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Middle School Special Education Teacher: Deon Stevenson
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Intermediate Special Education Teacher: 
Melissa Rozzell
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Intermediate Special Education Teacher: 
Jessi Stearns
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Intermediate Special Education Teacher: JD Windham
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Primary Special Education Teacher: Gina Berger
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Primary Special Education Teacher: Dana Richardson
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We also have some wonderful support staff members working as paraprofessionals that help make our team even better.

High School Paraprofessionals: Trey Rhodes
Middle School Paraprofessionals:
Ryan Henning and Jonah Meade
Intermediate Paraprofessionals:
Sallena Franklin and Peggy Thomas
Primary Paraprofessionals:
Jose Alvarez and Jeanette Stevens