District Resources

Sumter 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

Sumter District Public Schools - Exceptional Student Education

Exceptional Student Education/Transition Contact
Kathy Dustin, Director |
(352) 793-2315 ext. 266

Student Services Director
Jean Holstein |
(352) 793-2315 ext. 211

Parent Liaison 
Alice Skillin | 
(352) 568-1113

Department of Juvenile Justice
Ellen Coomer, Transition Contact |
Melissa Mesiemore |
(352) 793-2315 ext. 50212

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS)
Stacey Christophel |
(407) 317-3660
Provides diagnostic and instructional support services to district exceptional student education programs and families of students with exceptionalities statewide

Institute for Small and Rural Districts
Renee Speissman |
(352) 333-2831
Provides training and technical assistance to support positive outcomes for students with disabilities and their families

Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional Disabilities (SEDNET)
Sarah Merchant | 
(352) 797-7022 ext. 245

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