Special Education Services

It is the mission of the Special Services Department to actively respond to the needs of students with disabilities, and their families, by providing supports that will encourage and foster empowerment, independence, and inclusiveness in all aspects of the educational experience in school and beyond. We seek to develop educational programs for students with disabilities which are relevant and adaptable to the student’s needs. This department serves and meets the needs of Snyder ISD stakeholders through oversight and implementation of services for Dyslexia and other Related Disorders, Section 504, and Special Education.

We are committed to a collaborative process that includes parent(s)/guardian(s), teachers, administrators, specialist, assessment personnel, and all other relevant staff, based on student needs. We believe with proper support and opportunities, every student can learn and succeed. Snyder ISD provides a continuum of services determined on an individual basis through processes designed to cultivate student success and improved academic, behavioral, and social outcomes.

All services provided by Snyder ISD through general education, Section 504, special education, and/or other related services, are at no cost to the individual student or parent(s)/guardian(s). If you are concerned about your child’s learning, contact your child’s campus administrator, principal, or teacher(s). You may also contact the district's Director of Special Services. See below for contact details.

Supplemental Special Education Services

Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) are online accounts made available to eligible parents of students with disabilities that have been impacted by COVID-19 school closures. To ensure additional educational progress, families can use the online accounts to obtain goods and services up to the dollar value in the account which will supplement and bolster services a child is already receiving in school.

Program Informaiton

Frequently Asked Questions

Department Directory

Administration

Matthew Nelson
Director Special Services
Stanfield 209 | 325-574-8900

Marcia Lear
Administrative Assistant Special Services 
Stanfield 200 | 325-574-8686 ext. 5500

Assessment Personnel

Christie Smith
Educational Diagnostician 
Snyder High School 
Stanfield 207 | 325-574-8686 ext. 6708

Dawnita Nelson
Educational Diagnostician 
Snyder Intermediate School 
Stanfield 202 | 325-574-8686 ext. 5310 

Lacey Bufkin
Speech Language Pathologist  
Snyder Primary School 
Stanfield 206 | 325-574-8686 ext. 7476

Linda Clark
Speech Language Pathologist
Snyder Intermediate, Junior High, and High School  
Stanfield 206 | 325-574-8686 ext. 5506

Stacey Gawelko
Educational Diagnostician 
Snyder Junior High School 
Stanfield 203 | 325-574-8686 ext. 5507

Starla Gonzalez
Educational Diagnostician 
Snyder Primary School 
Stanfield 205 | 325-574-8686 ext. 7007

Instructional Specialists

Erica Hayes
O&M/VI
Snyder ISD 
Stanfield 206 | 325-574-8686 ext. 3403

Sally Miller
AI/VI
Snyder ISD 
Stanfield 206 | 325-574-8686 ext. 7521

Speech Services

Julie Proctor
Speech Clerk
Snyder ISD
Stanfield 206 | 325-574-8686

Tiffany Proctor
Speech Language Pathology Assistant 
Snyder Primary School 
Stanfield 206 | 325-574-8686 ext. 7366

Rights & Notices

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), to be eligible for special education and related services, a student must meet the federal definition of a disability. There are specific categories of disability under IDEA. Special education and related services will be made available to all eligible students ages 3 – 21 (services will be made available to eligible students on their third birthday). Children who have been identified as having a hearing or visual impairment are eligible for special education services at birth.

Special education is specially designed instruction that addresses the unique needs of a student eligible to receive special education services. Special education includes the related services a student needs to access their educational program.

Snyder ISD is committed to a collaborative process that includes parent(s)/guardian(s), teachers, administrators, specialist, assessment personnel, and all other relevant staff, based on student needs. You can learn more about procedures, personnel, and timelines related to collaboration activities, by viewing the Snyder ISD Special Services operating procedures for parent participation.

We believe with proper support and opportunities, every student can learn and succeed. Snyder ISD provides a continuum of services determined on an individual basis through processes designed to cultivate student success and improved academic, behavioral, and social outcomes. Special education services are provided to enhance appropriate educational opportunities for all students with disabilities. With high expectations for success, students with disabilities are prepared to become life-long learners and contributing members of the community.

Notice to Procedural Safeguards for Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of Children with Disabilities of their Legal Rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Act 2004 (En Español).

All services provided by Snyder ISD through general education, Section 504, special education, and/or other related services, are at no cost to the individual student or parent(s)/guardian(s). If you are concerned about your child’s learning, contact your child’s campus administrator, principal, or teacher(s). You may also contact the district's Director of Special Services. See below for contact details.

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SNYDER ISD SPECIAL SERVICES
Stanfield Special Services Building
4300 Avenue V., Snyder, TX 79549
(p) 325-574-8600 | (f) 325-574-8693