Pupil Personnel/Special Services

Last Updated: 9/14/2022 3:43 PM

We Believe: “All students can meet/exceed standard or demonstrate continual maximum growth towards it."

Special Education and Section 504

Hamilton City School District is committed to the success of ALL students. The intervention specialist, related service personnel (including school psychologist, speech pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, and school nurses), and the core academic teachers are dedicated to ensuring that each student grows academically and socially/emotionally. We do this by providing instructional design and delivery that takes the individualized learning needs/Section 504 accommodations into account. This takes a collaborative effort. This collaborative effort also includes parents, administrators, and support personnel. All of this is to enhance the independence and academic success of the whole child as well as preparing them for life beyond high school.

Hamilton City Schools programming is not only driven by compliance with state/federal regulations but also under the guidance of Ohio's Department of Education's Office of Exceptional Children. As a district, we promote inclusion by providing services in the least restrictive environment (LRE) as determined by the teams for each student. The use of data supports a response to intervention and instructional design throughout our work. HCSD currently employs 14 school nurses, 13 school psychologists, 3 physical therapists, 9 occupational therapists, 20 speech pathologists, just over 125 intervention specialists, core academic teachers, and support personnel to serve and ensure compliance of just over 18% of our students with disabilities or those on accommodations plans.

Hamilton City Schools will ensure compliance of the Special Education Procedural Safeguards set forth in the following notice:

Click here for A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education

Click here for Ohio Department of Education's/Hamilton City School's Parent Mentor - Becky Kremer


Department of Pupil Personnel Supports & Contacts

Dr. Amanda Conrad
Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel
Ext. 4455

Kim Peters
Director of Special Education
Garfield MS, Wilson MS
Ext. 7162

Alex Sorrentino 
Supervisor of Mental Health 

Ext. 4451

Kristy Neeley
Supervisor of Special Education
Hamilton Freshman, Hamilton High, Miami School
Ext. 4173

Sean Riley
Supervisor of Special Education
Fairwood ES, Ridgeway ES, Brookwood ES, Highland ES, Big Blue Academy
Ext. 3234

Jayne Vanegas
Supervisor of Special Education
Bridgeport ES, Crawford Woods ES, Riverview ES, Linden ES
Ext. 4452

Bridget Adams
Transition Coordinator 
Ext. 4306

Special Education Leads/Department Heads

Pupil Personnel/Special Services Leadership by Building     

Administrative Assistants

Debbie Cox                Betty Bryant Cassandra Thompson

dcox@hcsdoh.org         bebryant@hcsdoh.org       cthompson@hcsdoh.org