About Special Education



The School-To-Working Program is designed to prepare students for the workplace by providing them with opportunities to explore various industries, gain new job skills, and apply knowledge to real-world situations through Community Based Work Instruction and Job Shadowing. The School-To-Working Program also encompasses School House Granola and Young Adults in Transition programs.

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Special Education and 504 Coordinators:

Program Area Specialists:

  • Mendy Adams - Transition (Pre Employment Specialists / Work Instructors; The Growing Place)
  • Virginia Carroll - Research Based Reading / Math Programs
  • Susan Clark - Preschool Services; Speech Language Pathologists
  • Ann Glass - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education / ASL Interpreters
  • Denise Houston - Behavior Units
  • Carla Layton - Transition (Diploma Pathways; Project Search & Falcon Flight Post-Secondary Programs)
  • Niurca Lockhart - Alabama Alternate Assessment
  • Tami Moran - Psychometrists and Diagnosticians


Behavior Specialists:

Preschool Diagnostician:

The Growing Place

The mission of The Growing Place is to give young adults with disabilities the skills they need to be productive and independent citizens, while helping them build the self-confidence needed to use these skills. At The Growing Place, secondary students with disabilities participate in meaningful and functional activities in the areas of daily living skills, social interactions and occupational skills that will increase their independence and productivity within their communities

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A special "Thank you" to our sponsors for their donations which support of our program!

Falcon Flight

Shelby County Schools, Department of Rehabilitation Services, and University of Montevallo Transition Program designed to teach functional life skills and entry-level work skills to special education students and to support their growth into adulthood.

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