About Exceptional Education

Last Updated: 12/15/2022 8:40 PM





Kitty Crawford, Director


1712 Whitesville Road

LaGrange, Georgia 30240

PH: 706-812-7939

FAX:  706-883-2395

Office hours 7:30am - 4:30pm

Summer hours M-Th 7am - 5:30pm


Our Mission
The mission of Troup County School System’s Exceptional Education Department is to assure compliance with local and state mandates, use collaborative decision making to remediate learning in the regular education setting, provide individualized services and support to students with disabilities and to provide services to students who are gifted. These services focus on enhancing student achievement and provide opportunities for students to reach their greatest potential. 


Description of Student Support Team/Response to Intervention

The Student Support (SST)/Response to Intervention (RTI) Team is a problem-solving process in every Georgia school. Its purpose is to collaborate to find solutions for any student in the process. Each school has a RTI team that meets on a regular basis to discuss student performance and needs. 

Description of 504

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Exceptional Eduation Department will assist in identifying and evaluating a student's need for educational accommodation. If the student is determined eligible for the accommodation he/she will be afforded access to appropriate educational accommodations. 

Description of Special Education Services

In compliance with the Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA 2004); the Exceptional Education Department provides special education and related services to students with disabilities. These services focus on enhancing student achievement and post-secondary outcomes through implementation of regional and statewide activities for students, families, educators, administrators, and other stakeholders. Targeted areas for services and supports include accessible instructional materials, assistive technology, curriculum access and alignment, dropout prevention, family engagement, least restrictive environment, positive behavior supports, and transition.

Special Education Eligibility Categories
Special Education - Parent Resources
Description of Gifted Education

TCSS provides gifted education services to students who demonstrate a high degree of intellectual, academic, and/or creative abilities, exhibit an exceptionally high degree of motivation, and/or excel in specific academic fields, and who need specialized instruction and/or ancillary services to achieve at levels commensurate with their abilities. TCSS follows non-discriminatory procedures with respect to race, religion, national origin, gender, disabilities and/or socio-economic background in the referral, identification, evaluation, placement, and services of gifted students.

Gifted Education Services Manual



Exceptional Education Services Staff


Kitty Crawford


Tamikia Brown - Coordinator of Instructional Programs, Middle/High Schools

Jessica Morman - Coordinator of Instructional Programs, Elementary Schools

Sheila Spinks - Coordinator of Instructional Programs, Elementary Schools

Transition Facilitator - Marie Curtis

Parent MentorSarah Wynn  
RTI Facilitators - Angelique Woodyard and Kimberly Ray
Exceptional Education Center (EEC) Support Staff     
Kellie Jeffries
Danna Perdue
Jamie Haines
Judy Yawn