District Resources

Marion County resources related to the transition of students with disabilities are provided in multiple categories in the box to the right. Some resources may be included in more than one category.

Local School District Resources

Marion County Public Schools - Exceptional Student Education 

Exceptional Student Education Director
Sheryl Alvies |
(352) 236-0500 ext. 55705

Exceptional Student Education Coordinator
Michelle Ohman |
(352) 236-0500 ext. 55744

Drop Out Prevention Contact
Michelle Ohman |
(352) 236-0500 ext. 55744

Parent Liaison
Kathleen Ruiz |
(352) 671-6832

Department of Juvenile Justice
Nicole Bennett, Transition Contact |
(352) 671-6895

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) 
James Husted, Director |
(352) 671-6051
Marilyn Lee, Transition Specialist |
Provides diagnostic and instructional support services to district exceptional student education programs and families of students with exceptionalities statewide

Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional Disabilities (SEDNET)   
Sarah Merchant | 
(352) 797-7022 ext. 245
Enhances the system of care for families and students with emotional disabilities through facilitation, collaboration and direct intervention, as well as research and development, with a network of key stakeholders

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