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Department for Exceptional Children

Patti Rogers – Special Education Supervisor

Mina McCracken – Special Education Administrative Assistant

Dr. Melissa Kinser – School Psycologist

Steve Hull – School Psycologist

     Programs & Services      

Through the McMinn County Schools Department for Exceptional Children, students receive a wide variety of services as recommended by their IEP team members.  These services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Behavior And Discipline
  • Inclusion into regular classes
  • Comprehensive Development Classes 
  • Occupational/Physical Therapy
  • Resource Classes
  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Homebound Services
  • Transition Services


     Training Resource Links     

  • The Arc Tennessee
    • Very Special Camps
  • Tennessee Disability Pathfinder
    • Pathfinder helps families and agencies find useful disability services and resources in Tennessee.
  • STEP – Support and Training for Exceptional Parents
    • STEP workshops will help you feel more confident and positive as you participate as part of the team making educational decisions for your child.
  • Autism Tennessee
    • Autism Tennessee is committed to equipping and encouraging you and your family by seeking out speakers, tapping the professional community, and providing educational opportunities that are relevant to your life.
  • Transition Information
    • Tennessee’s web hub for information related to employment of people with disabilities.
  • Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
    • Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Events offers educational events which cover a wide variety of research and disability-related topics and most often are open to both the public and the Vanderbilt community.

     Educational Apps     

ABA Flash Cards & Games
A fun and easy way to learn to recognize emotions.

Bugs & Numbers
An extensive collection of unique games to help learn math skills.

ChoiceBoard – Creator
Create customizable choice boards.

My Little Suitcase
Memory Board Game App

Teach Thought
A link to Common Core apps for Android.

Moms with Apps
Resource for locating Special Education Apps

District Calendar

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Current Weather


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Current Condition: Partly Cloudy

Wind Speeds: 1.51mph

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Rain in the morning.
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Humid throughout the day.
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Light rain in the evening and overnight.
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Rain and humid throughout the day.
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Rain until evening.

Contact Information

McMinn County Schools
3 South Hill Street
Athens , Tennessee 37303
Phone: (423) 745-1612
Fax: 423-744-1641