Exceptional Children Program
  • Asheville City Schools provides special education and related services for eligible students, ages 3 to 21.

    Specially designed instruction is based on the student’s Individual Education Program (IEP) and provided in their least restrictive environment (LRE) through a continuum of services based on the child's individual needs.  IEPs are implemented using research-based instructional practices and strategies. Special education teachers work in collaboration with general education teachers and parents to ensure all students with IEPs are entitled to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). 





    Sunday, February 5, 2023  11:24:54 AM

  • Exceptional Children Programs Team


    Laurie McDanel

    Interim Director of Exceptional Children



    Connie Wise

    Administrative Assistant/ Data Manager



    Hope Wilson

    Program Specialist/Instructional Facilitator

    (828) 713-4921


    Allison Kirkman

    Program Specialist/Instructional Facilitator

    (828) 424-9876


    Zach Cohen

    Preschool Program Specialist/Instructional Facilitator & Private School Coordinator



    Kathryn Szumski

    Program Specialist/Instructional Facilitator & Private School Coordinator