Resource Specialists

  • Margaret Cain-Miracle / speech-language pathology

    Cain-Miracle supports staff across the district through trainings, consultation, and direct observation and input. One of her core principles is that a child’s ability to communicate is vital not only for academic success but also for lifelong success. Cain-Miracle has a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology and her Listening and Spoken Language Certification in Auditory-Verbal Therapy. She has specialized in working with low-incidence populations, including children who are deaf and hard of hearing, children who have severe communication deficits and need augmentative and alternative communication, and children with oral-motor structural and functional deficits. She is also passionate about closing the language gap in students who have been exposed to trauma or who are being raised in poverty.


     

  • Amy Stults / preschool administrator

    Stults's role is to provide support, training, and resources to schools, staff, preschoolers, families, and community programs. Training is focused on evidence-based practices, specially designed instruction, and Multi-Tiered System of Supports. Stults also serves as the on-site administrator at the Fayette County Preschool Center on Springhill Drive. She works cooperatively with First Steps and Head Start (Community Action) and other community groups.


    Shannon Deep / preschool resources

    Deep supports schools, sites, staff, students, families, and community programs. Training is focused on evidence-based practices, specially designed instruction, and Multi-Tiered System of Supports. She also leads the Student Problem Solving Team, which focuses on preschoolers with intense need, typically behavioral. In addition, Deep works cooperatively with First Steps, Head Start (Community Action), and other community groups.


    Kendall McCray / preschool resources

    McCray guides parents through the process by scheduling and organizing screenings for children with suspected educational delays. She also helps develop interventions for families and teachers in childcare centers across the district to assist children in increasing their communication, social, adaptive, cognitive, and motor skills. In addition, she provides trainings, resources, and supports to help teachers better serve their preschoolers.


    Kim Cooper / elementary academic resources

    Cooper coordinates the elementary ESY program, provides support for new special education teachers, and plans elementary Professional Learning Team meetings. She is a member of the Orton-Gillingham Academy of Practitioners and Educators, and provides support, training, and instruction in the areas of reading programs/strategies, writing programs/strategies, math programs/strategies, IEP development and implementation, classroom management, social development and behavior, master scheduling, differentiation, and co-teaching.


    Sumyr Ramsey / elementary academic resources

    Ramsey provides support for new special education teachers and plans elementary Professional Learning Team meetings. She also provides support, training, and instruction in the areas of reading programs/strategies, writing programs/strategies, math programs/strategies, IEP development and implementation, classroom management, social development and behavior, master scheduling, differentiation, and co-teaching. 


    Crystal Kirk / elementary behavioral resources

    Kirk's primary areas are the highly structured programs and students receiving behavioral supports under IDEA. In addition, she provides support with IEP and behavior intervention development, data analysis, and classroom environment. Kirk has worked as a learning behavior disorder teacher, self-contained emotional behavior disorder teacher, PASS coach, and facilitator. She has helped schools develop Response To Intervention plans (academic and behavior) and designed procedures and training for core teams. Kirk is also a trainer for PASS (Positive Approach to Student Success) and has presented at multiple conferences.


    Amy Smith / elementary MSD resources (moderate and severe disabilities)

    Smith provides support in the areas of training, systematic instructional strategies, IEP development, classroom environment, developing behavior interventions, transition and community resources, and designing functional and academic programming for students with disabilities. She also helps coordinate instruction and testing requirements for students participating in alternate assessment and works with the assistive technology team. 


    Tanya Sturgill / elementary autism resources

    Sturgill offers trainings to teachers, therapists, administrators, and related personnel with an emphasis on evidenced-based practices for students with autism. She also provides technical assistance to school teams assisting with the design and implementation of effective research-based strategies. In addition, she helps to design and implement Individual Education Plans, and maintains the Autism Support Center, an online resource in FCPS.

     

     

  • Sarah Marcum / middle school academic resources

    Marcum works with school teams, outside services, and families to provide coherent educational services and assistive technology to help students perform commensurately with their peers. Through the use of data, she also helps create IEP’s that are designed and implemented to effectively decrease the negative impact of the child’s disability on their educational performance.


    TBA / middle school behavioral resources

    ... assists middle school principals and teachers in developing and implementing research-based instructional strategies, behavior intervention plans, and programming for students with disabilities. Also collaborates with school teams to develop appropriate Individual Education Programs that meet each student’s individual needs and access to the general education curriculum.


    Rasheeda Swain / middle school MSD (moderate to severe disabilities) and autism resources

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    Lorraine Thomas / secondary MSD resources

    Thomas provides support, training, and instruction particularly in the areas of IEP development and implementation, alternate testing assessment, curriculum and instruction learning, classroom management, social development and behavior, communication, instructional and community resources, postsecondary transition, functional daily living skills, and community involvement.


    Tracy DeSpain / secondary autism resources

    DeSpain offers district trainings to teachers, therapists, administrators, and other related personnel. One of her main areas of focus is providing technical assistance to school teams, specifically addressing the implementation of evidence-based practices.


    Sandy Owens / high school academic resources

    Owens helps provide faculty, staff, and students with the resources, training, and support necessary to facilitate maximum student achievement. She also has experience as an achievement and compliance coach as well as a classroom learning and behavior disorders teacher in Madison County.


    Aslean Hoskins / high school behavioral resources

    Hoskins provides direct consultation, training, and resources for high school and alternative PASS programs. She helps discover triggers, devise research-based strategies, and behavior intervention plans so that students with severe emotional and behavioral disabilities learn to cope, communicate effectively, and build relationships to achieve their life goals.