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About Us...
The Student Support Services Team provides direct student services, training and professional development, technical assistance, information dissemination and communication to school district personnel in the ESC 17 area and throughout the state in the Special Education areas of: 
Special Education
Assistive Technology, Autism, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Federal and State Accountability, Legal Framework, Complex Access Needs and the STAAR-Alt 2, Progress in the General Curriculum, Orientation and Mobility training for students that are visually impaired, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Early Childhood Special Education, Speech and Language Pathology, and Visual Impairment, as well as, hosting the Statewide Non-Traditional Deaf Education Certification program.
Our Team...
Angie Cervantes

Elizabeth Archer
Education Specialist
earcher@esc17.net
806-281-5876

  • Child Find, Evaluation, and ARD Supports
  • Student-Centered Transition Services
  • Legal Framework
  • SPP Indicators 7, 11, 12, 13, & 14
Alicia Holligan

Julianna Carpenter, Ph.D., LSSP
Education Specialist 
jcarpenter@esc17.net
806-281-5879

  • Behavior
  • Mental Health
  • Dis-proportionality-Discipline
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)- Behavior
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
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Mari Cerda
Education Specialist
mcerda@esc17.net
806-281-5859

  • Autism
  • Inclusion Support
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Jennifer DeLeon
Education Specialist
jdeleon@esc17.net
806-281-5889

  • Special Education Liaison
  • RDA; DMS; Special Education Accountability
  • Testing Coordinator
  • STAAR w/Accommodations
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Tonya Gary
Education Specialist
tgary@esc17.net
806-281-5871

  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Education
  • Non-traditional Deaf Education Certification Program
Evelyn Gilson

Evelyn Gilson
Support Staff
egilson@esc17.net
806-281-5867

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Deanne Goen
Education Specialist
deannegoen@esc17.net
806-281-5712

  • BVI/O&M
  • Complex Access Needs (CAN)
  • STAAR Alt 2
Margo Knox

Les Lee Hill
Education Specialist
lhill@esc17.net
806-281-5872

  • Special Education Liaison
  • RDA; DMS; Special Education Accountability
  • Small and Rural Schools
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Kasey Murillo
Education Specialist
kmurillo@esc17.net
806-281-5880

  • Assistive Technology
  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI)
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Related Services (OT, PT)
  • Multiple Exceptionalities
Anna Phillips

Anna Phillips
Coordinator, Student Support
aphillips@esc17.net
806-281-5891

  • General Special Education
  • SpEd Director Support
  • Special Education Grants/Budgets
  • SPP 7, 12
  • CRCG/NonEd Funds
  • Foster Care
Alma Reinhart

Alma Reinhart
Support Staff
areinhart@esc17.net
806-281-5701

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L'Rae Watson
Education Specialist
lwatson@esc17.net
806-281-5804

  • ECSE - Early Childhood Special Education 
  • General Education PreK
  • Migrant PreK
  • School, Family and Community Support