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). 

           

     

     

     

    Thursday, October 21, 2021  7:16:17 PM

  • Exceptional Children Programs Team

     

    Paula Dowd, Ed.D

    Director of Exceptional Children

    (828)350-6128

    paula.dowd@ashevillecityschools.net

    Connie Wise

    Administrative Assistant/ Data Manager

    (828)350-6129

    connie.wise@ashevillecityschools.net

    Hope Wilson

    Program Specialist/Instructional Facilitator

    (828) 713-4921

    hope.wilson@ashevillecityschools.net

    Allison Kirkman

    Program Specialist/Instructional Facilitator

    (828) 424-9876

    allison.kirkman@ashevillecityschools.net

    Zach Cohen

    Preschool Program Specialist/Instructional Facilitator & Private School Coordinator

    (828)774-8785

    zachary.cohen@ashevillecityschools.net

    Kathryn Szumski

    Program Specialist/Instructional Facilitator & Private School Coordinator

    (828)767-5311

    kathryn.szumski@ashevillecityschools.net