Special Services

Special Services and Programs

It is the goal of the School District of Pickens County, in conjunction with The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, to provide full educational opportunities to all children with disabilities or special needs, ages 3-21, where appropriate.

Students with disabilities are those students who are unable to have their educational needs met in a regular class without special education or related services. Classifications of these exceptional children include those who are autistic, deaf or hearing impaired, emotionally disabled, learning disabled, intellectually disabled, multi-disabled, other health impaired, orthopedically disabled, preschool with a disability, speech/language impaired, traumatic brain injured, and visually impaired. The Special Services Department provides numerous instructional programs, depending on the educational needs of an individual student.

The School District of Pickens County strives to ensure that students with disabilities develop mentally, physically, and emotionally through the provision of a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) that has been individualized and developed in the least restrictive environment. Service models include inclusion, itinerant, resource, and self-contained.

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Special Services Staff


Director of Special Services

Cathy Ashton
cathyashton@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1068

Catherine Latiff
Coordinator for Special Education

Catherine Latiff
catherinelatiff@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1073

KathyParrish
Excent Facilitator/
Preschool Transition Specialist
Kathy Parrish
kathyparrish@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1031


RBHS Administration Coordinator

Nicole Ray
nicoleray@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1059
Tiffany Owens
Autism Specialist 
Tiffany Owens
tiffanyowens@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1047


Secretary 

Pam Quist
pamquist@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1037

Administrative Assistant

Reba Burgess
rebaburgess@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1005
Sara Mackiewicz
Psychologist

Sara Mackiewicz
saramackiewicz@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1051

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Psychologist
Kim Moore
kimmoore@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1028

Roxanne Williams
Psychologist

Roxanne Williams
roxannewilliams@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1054


Psychologist

Michael Sewell
michaelsewell@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1074


Psychologist

Kara Nowak
karanowak@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1002


Psychologist

Lucy Orton
lucyorton@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1034


Psychologist

Melanie Williams
melaniewilliams@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1020

 
Psychologist

Karen Sterlachini
karensterlachini@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1043
Amanda Green
Psychologist

Amanda Green
amandagreen@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1181