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  • 1058 Fifth Avenue, Jonesboro GA 30236
  • Phone: 770-473-2700
DES Staff
Trina Smith
Director
Email
 
Wendye (Gwen) Blankenship
Administrative Support Specialist II (to the Director)
Email
Ext. 700201
Dr. Lisa Thomas
Assistant Director
Email 
Donna Womack
Administrative Assistant II (for Special Education) 
Email 
Sonja Bullock
Coordinator - Compliance
Email
Ext. 700320
Dwight Smalls
Coordinator - Behavior Support Program
Email
 770-472-8473
Adiaha Johnson
Coordinator - Secondary Education
Email
Ext. 700328
Dr. Sheila Cook
Coordinator - Special Programs
Email
Ext. 700208
Tyra Simon
Coordinator - Instruction and Assessment
Email
  
Tikia Jeffrey
Coordinator - Speech and Preschool Programs
Email
770-472-2460

Support Team Members

Tawny Small-Burnam
Lead Teacher for Special Education - Speech
Email
 

Jennifer Peterson
Lead Teacher for Special Education - Special Programs
Email
Elizabeth Kirby
Lead Teacher for Special Education - Pre-K Special Education
Email
Lasonya Jackson
Low-Incidence/Autism Specialist
Email
Dr. Ginger Bryson-Harbin
Low-Incidence/Autism Specialist
Email
John Bastarache
Lead Behavior Intervention Specialist
Email 
Clarissa Poole-Parks
Counselor for Special Education Services
Email 
School-Based Lead Teachers:
For a List of School-Based Lead Teachers for Special Education and Contact Information, click here: School Contact List
 

Technicians

Debra Carter
Due Process Technician - Records

 
678-817-3093
Sandra Fuller
Due Process Technician - Records

678-817-3087
 For special education records requests, please email desrecords@clayton.k12.ga.us