District Departments

Special Education - Related Services Personnel

GJPS SPECIAL EDUCATION LOW INCIDENCE STUDENT-BASED SERVICES

Gahanna-Jefferson staff work to adapt the curriculum, making it accessible to each student’s unique learning style. Low Incidence programs are referred to as such due to their smaller proportion of occurrence in contrast to the general-education population.

Behavioral Support Services

Specialized programming intended to meet the needs of students with unique and challenging behaviors through small-group and individualized social-behavioral skill support. The student will require an individualized behavior plan that focus and shape behaviors that permit progress academically, socially and behaviorally.

Structured Support Services

Specialized programming intended to meet the needs of students with autism or students with characteristics similar to individuals with autism. Visual and physical structures are utilized to support students academically, socially, behaviorally and with expressive, receptive and written communication. Individualized academic support is provided to ensure progress on grade-level core content standards in a small-group setting or within the general-education environment.

Fundamental Support Services

Cross-categorical programming intended to meet the needs of students with cognitive disabilities, severe communication disabilities, specific learning disabilities, multiple-disabilities or autism requiring small-group intervention focusing on academic core and/or extended content standards, as well as a focus on functional daily living skills.

Extended Support Services

Intensive cross-categorical programming intended to meet the needs of students with multiple-disabilities, cognitive disabilities or autism requiring individualized and small group explicit instruction focused on the extended academic standards, vocational skills and functional daily living skills.

School Psychologists
Johnel Amerson
Lincoln High School
Susan Johnston
Goshen Lane Elementary
Jefferson Elementary
Middle School East
Andrea Gibbs
Chapelfield Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Lincoln High School
Amber Nekervis
Middle School South
Middle School West
Autumn Hadley
Blacklick Elementary 
Preschoolers
Kristin Strawser
High Point Elementary
Royal Manor Elementary
Middle School East
Speech/Language Pathologists
Kristen Sterl
Middle School East
Middle School West
Dreama Queen
Chapelfield Elementary
Jefferson Elementary
Sarah Belcher
Middle School South
Bill Sabo
Goshen Lane Elementary
Royal Manor Elementary
Dianna Huffman-Barr
Lincoln Elementary
Lincoln High School
Erin Scott
High Point Elementary
Middle School South
April Hunter
Blacklick Elementary
Preschool
Case Managers Parent Mentor
Phyllis Solove
Lincoln High School
Laura Glenn
Supports Families of Students with Special Needs
Kathy Cox
Middle School East
Middle School South
Middle School West
Occupational Therapists
Angie Danner
High Point Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Middle School South
Lincoln High School

Jill McKinney
Royal Manor Elementary
Middle School West

Amy Ellis
Blacklick Elementary
Chapelfield Elementary
Goshen Lane Elementary
Middle School East
Chris Shanks
Jefferson Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Gahanna Special Olympics
Gahanna Special Olympics
For more information, please contact the Local Coordinator,
Jackie Komjati at 313-4452 or JKomjati@insight.rr.com.