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Special Education Process

Cold Harbor Elementary School offers a variety of special education programs that provide educational services for children with special needs.  Special education services are provided in a collaborative or resource setting as specified in each child’s Individualized Education Plan or IEP.

 Any child, 2-21 years of age, living in the Cold Harbor Elementary School district, who is suspected of having a learning problem, can be referred to the special education administrator.  Parent(s), school staff, or other individuals can make these referrals. Upon receipt of the referral, the special education administrator will convene a meeting to discuss the referral.  Participants in this meeting will be individuals who are familiar with the child as well as school staff.  Recommendations may be made at this time to help the child become more successful in the classroom.  If additional information is needed, the team may decide upon additional testing and the testing must be done within 65 calendar days.  At the end of this period of time, the team will convene again to go over the test results.  Recommendations will be made after reviewing the test results.  If a child is found eligible for special education services, an Individualized Education Plan, or IEP, is developed within 30 calendar days.  IEP services will be given in the child’s least restrictive environment.  Recommendations to make changes to a child’s IEP can be made at any time, however, the IEP will be reviewed annually.


Dr. Cheri Beth Fisher


Mrs. Brooke Andriliunas

Assistant Principal

Robin Rodgers

Special Education Teacher

Diane Wirt      

Special Education Teacher

George Frowert

Special Education Teacher

Jocelyn Miller   

Special Education Teacher

Tammy Landrum

Special Education Teacher

Lisa Diefenderfer  

Special Education Teacher

            April Kelly

            Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

Jan Sullivan            

Vicki Mahanes          

Melody Call                

Jennifer Unland             

Patty Martin                    


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