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Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

The Special Education Parent Advisory Committee is committed to working in partnership with parents, the schools, and the district. The committee, which is comprised of parent liaisons from each campus and other community members, meets monthly. Those who have a child receiving special education services and wish to voice concerns or seek information from a parent perspective, please contact the appropriate campus representative.

SEPAC Mission Statement 
 
The Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) shall (1) serve as a liaison between the HPISD and parents and students receiving special education services; (2) work with the HPISD as they develop policies and procedures that will foster the appropriate environment to educate students receiving special education services; (3) assist the HPISD with parent training in areas of particular interest to parents and students receiving special education services; (4) become knowledgeable about special education in the HPISD; and (5) be involved in community and HPISD events relating to the education of children receiving special education services. 
Board Members:
President - Kristin Denman
President Elect - June Molnoskey
Secretary - Kristina Whitcomb
Treasurer - Kelly Schorr 
Parliamentarian - Leigh Johnson
 
Liaisons:
PPCD - Kyle Yohe
Armstrong - Eve Tedeschi
Boone - Tiffin Hanna
Bradfield - Liz Lynch
Hyer - Caitlin Laughlin
UP - Krystal Mentzer
MIS/HPMS - Tara Goodwin and Leigh Johnson
HPHS - Kandace Williamson
18+ Transition - Gretchen Raiff
 
 
Teacher Appreciation - Laura Schieber
Teacher Appreciation - Leigh Johnson
Secondary Inclusion Co-Chair - Kelly Schorr
Elementary Inclusion Co-Chair - Ashley Blurton
Elementary Inclusion Co-Chair - Tiffin Hanna
Spotlight - Liz Lynch
Special Education Breakfast Survey - Mary Katharine Gill
Special Education Breakfast Host - Gretchen Raiff
Peer Tutor Scholarship - Caitlin Laughlin
Special Olympics
Social Chair - Gretchen Raiff

For more information about the committee and its responsibilities, please contact Laurie Gagna Ed.D., Director for Special Programs, at 214-780-3090.

2017-18 Spotlight Award Winner Yvette Cardenas
2017-18 Spotlight Award Winner Yvette Cardenas
 
2016-17 Spotlight Award Winner Heather Smith
2016-17 Spotlight Award Winner Heather Smith