Special Education Department

  • Our Mission
    The Knox County Schools Special Education Department provides quality, individualized support for the development of social, emotional, and academic potential of the whole child by identifying needs, fostering positive relationships with all stakeholders, and teaching real world skills so that each student can successfully transition into adulthood
     
    How to Contact Your School's Special Education Supervisor
     

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About Special Education

  • Accessing Services Disability Categories Links and Resources Programs and Services

Our Beliefs

  • As student support services personnel, we believe the role of our department is to:
     
    • Identify students with special needs and create opportunities to reach each child's potential by setting high expectations.
    • Foster positive relationships with all stakeholders (parents, students, teachers, administrators, support staff, community, etc.) that encourage advocacy, collaboration, and responsibility
    • Promote innovative and research-base instructional techniques and support for students and staff.
    • Ensure appropriate educational opportunities through collaboration and inclusive practices.
    • Develop productive and independent citizens through student-centered transition planning (including self-advocacy).
    • As student support services personnel, we believe the role of our department is to:
    • Identify students with special needs and create opportunities to reach each child's potential by setting high expectations.
    • Foster positive relationships with all stakeholders (parents, students, teachers, administrators, support staff, community, etc.) that encourage advocacy, collaboration, and responsibility
    • Promote innovative and research-base instructional techniques and support for students and staff.
    • Ensure appropriate educational opportunities through collaboration and inclusive practices.
    • Develop productive and independent citizens through student-centered transition planning (including self-advocacy).

Executive Director

  • Missie Massey
     

    Melissa Massie

    Executive Director
    Student Support Services
     
    Andrew Johnson Building
    9th Floor
    (865) 594-1540 Office
     
     

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Teaching & Learning Framework

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