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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 - Mary Katharine Gill
Vice-President - Laura Schieber
Secretary - Kelley Willis
Treasurer - Kristina Whitcomb
Parliamentarian - Ragan Smith
 
Liaisons:
PPCD -Caitlin Laughlin
Armstrong - Allison Sumner
Bradfield - Jennifer Osteen
Hyer - Leigh Johnson
UP - Molly Russell
MIS/HPMS - Kelly Schorr
HPHS - Gretchen Raiff and Ragan Smith
Transition - Teri Acker, Brigette Fox
 
Members at Large:
Kristin Denman
Marissa Easterling
Kandace Williamson
Ashley Blurton

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

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