District Resources

Hendry 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

Hendry Public Schools - Exceptional Student Education

Exceptional Student Education Director 
Lynnette White, ESE Director and Director of Student Services | Whitely@hendry-schools.net
(863) 674-4166
Ansley Cockram, Administrator of ESE and Student Services | cockrama@hendry-schools.net

Exceptional Student Education Specialist
Crystal Rodriguez, Lead ESE Specialist | rodriguezc@hendry-schools.net
(863) 674-4166

Exceptional Student Education Specialist
Alicia Bell, ESE Specialist | bella@hendry-schools.net
(863) 674-4120

Workforce and Adult Education 
Michael Swindle, Director | swindlem@hendry-schools.net
(863) 804-6945

Department of Juvenile Justice 
(863) 674-4581
Supports youth returning from DJJ programs to re-enter school, assists with transferring and receiving educational records and provides information to districts on local school options for returning DJJ students

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS)
Rebecca Cox |  rebeccacox@heartlanded.org
(863) 531-0444 ext. 232
Joyce Dean | joyce.dean@heartlanded.org
(863) 531-0444 ext. 231 
Provides diagnostic and instructional support services to district exceptional student education programs and families of students with exceptionalities statewide.

Keiser University Multidisciplinary Center
(888) 453-4737 ext. 301
The Keiser University Multidisciplinary Center (KUMDC) is one of six regional Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) Multidisciplinary Centers providing a range of services including screenings, assessments, mentoring for children and youth at risk for or who have been identified as having complex medical, educational, emotional or behavioral problems and other risk factors for poor educational/academic outcomes. KUMDC also provides consultation, technical assistance, and pre-service and in-service training.  

Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (SEDNET)
Connie Tucker Reece, SEDNET Region 8B Project Manager | connie.reece@glades-schools.org 
Phone: (863) 946-0323
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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