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

Catherine Latiff
Director of Elementary Special Services

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

Lindsay Stewart
Director of Secondary Special Services
Lindsay Stewart
lindsaystewart@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1068

Heather Boyd
Coordinator of Elementary Special Services

Heather Boyd
heatherboyd@pickens.k12.sc.us
864-397-1002
Megan Rainey
Coordinator of Secondary Special Services
Megan Rainey
meganrainey@pickens.k12.sc.us
864-397-1054

Enrich Facilitator/Preschool Transition
Nicole Ray
nicoleray@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1031


Administrative Assistant 
Pam Quist
pamquist@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1005

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

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Secretary
Lisa Cassell
lisacassell@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1037
 Catherine Elliott
Psychologist
Catherine Elliott
catherineelliott@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1078
 Amanda Green
Psychologist

Amanda Green
amandagreen@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1181
Liz Hiller
Psychologist
Liz Hiller
lizhiller@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1077

Casey Jones
Psychologist
Casey Jones
caseyjones@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1076

Sara Mackiewicz
Psychologist

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

Sherri Matkovich
Psychologist
Sherri Matkovich
sherrimatkovich@pickens.k12.sc.us
(864) 397-1034

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

Psychologist

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


Psychologist

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


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


Psychologist

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