Special Education

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Special Education Department - Home Page

Dr. Vannetta Melton, Director


Our Mission
It is the mission of Camden County Schools' Special Education Department to help ensure success for each student with a disability by providing a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. The Special Education Department promotes exemplary teaching practices and provides a full continuum of quality programs that create enhanced learning experiences designed to meet each child's specialized needs.


Attention Parents of Homeschool and Private School Students!!

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that the local school system discuss with parents available services for students identified with a disability or suspected of having a disability. If you would like to consider services for students with disabilities through a formal meeting or through conference call, please contact Dr. Vannetta Melton, Special Education Director, 311 South East Street, Kingsland, GA 31548 for more information. 

Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Ashley Cribbs on being selected as the 2018 Camden County Schools Special Education Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Cribbs was recently recognized by the Coastal Georgia Learning Resources System at a ceremony in Richmond Hill.  She teaches at Crooked River Elementary School and is known for making each student feel appreciated and building their self-esteem to achieve beyond their documented ability levels.  

Ashley Cribbs TOY


Rules and Regulations:
For specific information regarding Federal and State regulations and guidelines, please access the Georgia Department of Education website

School Psychologists

Carrie Ann Marshall                   Sarah Richardson
Camden  County High School (CCHS)               Woodbine Elementary School (WES)                                        
CCHS Ninth Grade Center (NGC) Matilda Harris Elementary School (MHES)  
Sugarmill Elementary School (SES) Crooked River Elementary School (CRES)  
St. Marys Middle School (SMMS)
Shannon Miller Caitlin Whipple  
Mary Lee Clark Elementary (MLCES)
Mamie Lou Gross Elementary School (MLGES)  
St. Marys Elementary School (SMES) Camden Middle School (CMS)  
Kingsland Elementary School (KES) David L. Rainer Elementary School (DLRES)  
Harrell Learning Center (HLC) Ombudsman  
Angela Rios  

Instructional Specialists

Kathryn Sherer                     Bonnie Mooney
Crooked River Elementary School (CRES)   David L. Rainer Elementary School (DLRES)  
Mary Lee Clark Elementary (MLCES)   Kingsland Elementary School (KES)
St. Marys Elementary School (SMES)
  Mamie Lou Gross Elementary School (MLGES)      
Sugarmill Elementary School (SES)   Matilda Harris Elementary School (MHES)      
    Woodbine Elementary School (WES)       

Program Area Consultants

Carmen Baker                       Kelsey Walker Kelli Beverly Darlene Vurnakes Dana Brown                                             Wachin Kennedy
Speech  Camden County High School CCHS Freshman Academy St. Marys Middle School Camden Middle School ALC 
Assistive Technology       
Harrell Learning Center (HLC)


Administrative Assistants

Angela Bullard Brenna Flach Karen Jackson Sharon Keen
Records Request FTE Medicaid  Purchasing 
Red Folders SEAS EP paperwork  Travel Reimbursements 
Special Olympics Data Entry Withdrawals  ESY 
Teacher Schedules Handbook   Website  TASC 
Transportation Expelled Services Records Retention  Equipment Inventory