Exceptional Education

...Our purpose is to "promote educational services and programs for all Marion County's children with special education needs that will enable them to lead productive and independent lives." 

All children and adults ages 3 through 21 with a disability who reside in the Marion County district are entitled to Special Education services through the Marion County School System.

For more information, contact Becky Bigelow, Director of Exceptional Education or Dr. Mark Griffith, Director of Marion County Schools at 423-942-3434.   

Becky Bigelow- Director of Exceptional Education
Logan Carmichael- Assistive Technician 
Sally Lund-Transition Specialist
Debbie Matthews-Speech/Language Pathologist
Julie Pratt-School Psychologist
Jill Underwood- School Psychologist
Tami Brooks-School Psychologist
Kristy Walden-Administrative Secretary

Child Find

Federal and State regulations require that a proportionate amount of IDEA Part B funds (ages 3-21) and Preschool funds (ages 3-5) must be spent providing special education and related services to private school or home school children with disabilities.

Please contact the Exceptional Education office of Marion County Schools at (423) 942-3434, extension 2002 or 2014 should you seek assistance in this matter.