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Student Support Services

Special Education
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: 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

  • Student Evaluation Services (Diagnostician, LSSP)
  • Child Find, SSP Indicator 7
  • Transition
  • Legal Framework
  • Facilitated IEP
  • SPP Indicator 11, 12, 13, 14
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Mari Cerda
Education Specialist

  • Autism
  • Tier 3 behaviors
  • Inclusion Support
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Jennifer DeLeon
Education Specialist


  • Progress in the General Curriculum
  • Testing Coordinator
  • STAAR w/Accommodations
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Tonya Gary
Education Specialist

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

Evelyn Gilson

Evelyn Gilson
Support Staff

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Deanne Goen
Education Specialist

  • VI/O&M
  • Complex Access Needs (CAN)
  • STAAR Alt 2
Margo Knox
Margo Knox
Educational Specialist
  • Special Education Liaison
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Kasey Murillo
Education Specialist

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

Anna Phillips

Anna Phillips
Coordinator, Student Support

  • General Special Education
  • SPP 7, 12
  • SpEd Director Support
  • CRGC/NonEd Funds
  • Grants/Budgets

Alma Reinhart
Alma Reinhart
Support Staff
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L'Rae Watson
Education Specialist


We are passionately committed to developing and nurturing healthy, thriving learning communities across Region 17 by guiding and supporting schools in their quest for excellence.

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