GLRS staff is specialized in providing professional learning, technical assistance and coaching for school systems on a variety of topics related to students with disabilities including:
Provide Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) support to school systems
Assist Focus Schools with CCRPI
Facilitate math and reading projects
Implement/support drop-out prevention initiatives
Support transition planning and services
Develop other specialties based on student needs related to the CCRPI and SPP/APR
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Kathleen Tootle is currently the Program Director for Southeast GLRS. Mrs. Tootle holds a Bachelor, Master, and Educational Specialist Degree in Special Education. She has twenty-four and a half years of experience working in the field of special education both as a classroom teacher and in preparing students to become highly effective special education teachers through her work in higher education. Most recently, Mrs. Tootle has been a full-time instructor and has served as the Undergraduate Program Director for Special Education at Georgia Southern University.
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Special Education Program Specialist
Shelley Woodward is the special education program specialist for Southeast GLRS. Ms. Woodward holds a BA in Art, post-baccalaureate certification in Special Education, and a M.Ed. in Reading Education from Georgia Southern University. She has 13 years experience in education as a classroom teacher and instructor of special education. She founded EAGLE Academy, an inclusive post-secondary program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, during her tenure as an instructor at Georgia Southern.
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