• Social Security Disability Benefits and Working          TN Center for Decision-Making
    You are invited to two presentations in April! These events will be live-streamed on ETSU's campus and accessible remotely via Zoom. 
    On April 2nd at 6 pm, Stacy Spangler from Workable Tennessee will discuss how employment impacts Social Security disability benefits. The live stream can be viewed in Warf-Pickel Hall, room 513. To attend remotely: CLICK HERE FOR SSDB PRESENTATION ZOOM LINK! 
    On April 16th at 6 pm, Penny Johnson from the Tennessee Center for Decision-Making Support will present on supported decision-making and its advantages for young adults with disabilities. The live stream can be viewed in DP Culp Student Center, room 311. To attend remotely: CLICK HERE FOR CDMS PRESENTATION ZOOM LINK!
    Please get in touch with the following for more information:
    Beth Blevins
    Community Integration Coordinator 
    East Tennessee State University
    (423) 439-6829
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    The Washington County, TN Department of Education is attempting to locate and identify children with disabilities.  The child must live in the Washington County school district and be 3 to 21 years of age.  Refer to the following document for more information:  


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  • Individualized Education Account (IEA)

    Notice to parents/guardians of a student with a disability in Tennessee:  The Tennessee Department of Education supports several choices for your student’s education in the state, including public schools, non-public schools, and home schools. The Individualized Education Account (IEA) program provides financial support for students with disabilities and their parents/guardians to choose the educational opportunities that best meet their own unique needs through access to public funds. 

    IEA funds can be used for approved expenses such as tuition/fees/textbooks at a participating non-public school, tutoring services, educational therapies, home school curricula, computer hardware or technological devices pre-approved by the department, approved online programs, and more. However, a student cannot be enrolled in a public school while having an IEA.  

    Applications for an IEA to begin in the 2024-25 school year will be accepted starting February 15, 2024 and will close on April 15, 2024. 

    For more detailed information regarding IEA's, refer to the links below:

    TN Individualized Education Account (IEA) home page

    IEA Application

    If you have questions about this program, please contact a member of the IEA team by leaving a voicemail at (615) 253-3781 or by sending an email to IEA.Questions@tn.gov. 

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  • Special Education Department

    Phone Number:  (423) 753-1112 

    Chief Student Supports Officer:   Dr. Jacki Wolfe (wolfej@wcde.org)

    Administrative Assistant:  Aliesha Hampton (hamptona@wcde.org)

    Special Education & Section 504 Coordinator:  Sebrena StJohn (stjohns@wcde.org)

    School Psychologist:  Hannah Perry (perryh@wcde.org)

    Pre-K - 5th Grade Special Education Lead:  Amanda Campbell (campbella@wcde.org)

    6th Grade - High School Lead:  Leslie Bowman Thompson (thompsonl@wcde.org)

    Speech / Language Diagnostician:  Johanna Chapman (chapmanj@wcde.org)

    Diagnostician:  Alicia Culbertson (culbertsona@wcde.org)

    Special Education Nursing Supervisor:  Kathy Loyd, RN  (loydk2@wcde.org / Phone: 423-434-4900 ext. 2532 / Fax: 423-434-4938)

    Behavior Specialist:  Rob Chittum, MS, LBA, BCBA, Tennessee Licensed / Board Certified Behavior Analyst (chittumr@wcde.org)

Contact Us

  • Phone:  (423) 753-1112

    405 W College St
    Jonesborough, TN 37659

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