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
Lisa Kelley
Chapelfield Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Lincoln High School
Amber Nekervis
Middle School South
Middle School West
Middle School East
Autumn Hadley
Blacklick Elementary 
Preschool
Kristin Strawser
High Point Elementary
Royal Manor Elementary
Cyndi Kleinhenz
Scholarship
 
Speech/Language Pathologists
Vanessa Hardin
Lincoln Elementary
Royal Manor Elementary
Meredith Baron
Chapelfield Elementary
Middle School East
Kate Montgomery
Jefferson Elementary
Middle School West
Kristen Cantrell
Goshen Lane Elementary
Dianna Huffman-Barr
Lincoln High School
Erin Scott
High Point Elementary
April Hunter
Blacklick Elementary
Middle School South
Itinerant
Katerina Derdemezis
Preschool-Chapelfield
Amy Bennett
Preschool-Blacklick
Leah Matuszewski
Preschool-Blacklick 
Case Managers Parent Mentor
Phyllis Solove
Lincoln High School
Laura Glenn
Supports families of students with special needs
Christine Goddard
Middle School East
Middle School South
Middle School West
Brenda Telecsan
Elementary schools
Scholarship
 
Occupational Therapists
Angie Danner
High Point Elementary

Amy Ellis
Goshen Lane Elementary

DeAnna Conley
Middle School East
Middle School South
Middle School West
Chapelfield Elementary
LHS
Chris Shanks
Jefferson Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
St. Matthew's
Alyssa Johnson
Preschool
Rita Pirro
Preschool
Gahanna Special Olympics
Gahanna Special Olympics
For more information, please contact Eric Turner, local coordinator.