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Exceptional Children Education Department 

Welcome to the Exceptional Children Education home page. Our mission is to improve outcomes for children with disabilities by ensuring equal access to education and assisting teachers with unlocking learning one child at a time via various strategies. We know that exceptional children can learn but may learn differently and we work collaboratively to personalize learning for each child. Eminence Independent Schools' purpose is to value diversity, foster responsible behavior, and to teach the academic, social-emotional, and vocational skills, which will empower all students to realize their potential while becoming lifelong learners and WORLD CLASS WARRIORS!
Expect Eminence Excellence! 

Contact Us

Brooke Levell 📧
Director of Exceptional Children

Stephanie Thomas 📧
Administrative Assistant

Dr. Jenny Kimes 📧
School Psychologist

Amy Warrington 📧
Speech-Language Pathologist

Kendra Hayes 📧
Community-Based Work Transition Specialist

Alethea Coffee 📧
Preschool Coordinator

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Child Find

The purpose of Child Find is to identify and locate any disabled children, birth through 21 years of age, who may be in need of special education and related services due to possible hearing and speech impairment, visual disability, behavioral-emotional disability, mild/moderate disability, orthopedic impairment, deaf-blind, multi-disabilities, or learning disability.

With this information, the school districts can help determine if all resources are being considered for those children and adults with potential special needs. The school districts will make sure any child or youth who has a disability, regardless of how severe the disability, is provided an appropriate public education at no cost to the parents of the child or youth.

If you know of a child or youth who lives within the Eminence Independent School District and may not be receiving services, please contact us. 

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Proud Partner of WHAS Crusade for Children 

The WHAS Crusade for Children Grant awarded Eminence Independent Schools $24,000 for the 2022-2023 school year. These grant funds continue to help us meet the needs of groups of our students with special needs by funding part or all of our sensory room, assistive technology needs, curricular needs, and social-emotional learning resources. Eminence Independent Schools thanks the WHAS Crusade for Children for their continued support of our students with special needs!

2022-23 Award Amount:  $24,000
2021-22 Award Amount:  $23,000
2020-21 Award Amount:  $23,000
2019-20 Award Amount:  $26,400

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Parent Resources 

At Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) meetings, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires school districts to offer parents a written copy of their Procedural Safeguards. Procedural Safeguards describe the rights and protections that parents and their child(ren) have under the IDEA. The district will offer a written copy of the Procedural Safeguards before every ARC meeting, as well as an explanation.

🔴 Notice of Procedural Safeguards-English

⚪️ Notice of Procedural Safeguards-Spanish

🔵 Parent and Family Toolbox

This site is designed to assist parents, prospective parents, and students. We hope that you find resources that meet your needs. If you have other items you would like to see on our website, please contact Brooke Levell, Director of Exceptional Child Education, at or 502-845-5427, extension 2299.