District Resources

Leon 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

Leon County Schools - Exceptional Student Education 

Exceptional Student Education Director
Cathy Shields | shieldsc@leonschools.net
(850) 487-7160

Transition Specialist
Kristy Ward | wardk@leonschools.net
(850) 487-7160

Foster Care District Liaison
Beverly Owens Division Director, Special Programs | owensb@mail.leon.k12.fl.us
(850) 488-2275

Department of Juvenile Justice
Kathleen Rodgers, Transition Specialist | rodgersk@leonschools.net
850-487-7525 | 850-410-1249 ext. 3161
2757 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Supports youth returning from DJJ programs to re-enter school, assist with transferring and receiving educational records and provide information to other districts on local school options for returning DJJ students.

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) 
Eydie Triquet, Program Coordinator | triquete1@leonschools.net
(850) 561-6552
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)    
Karin Gerold, SEDNET Coordinator | geroldk@nefec.org   
(850) 933-8091
325 West Gaines Street, Suite #614
Tallahassee, FL 32399
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

Tallahassee High School/High Tech
Ability 1st (CIL of North Florida)
Carrie Milhous, HS/HT Project Coordinator | carriemilhous@ability1st.info
(850) 575-9621
Provides opportunities for students with disabilities and other at-risk students to explore potential future careers by determining their interests and aptitudes, providing mentors, offering job-shadowing and internships and providing leadership opportunities

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