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
Kimberly Bennett is the Director of Coastal GLRS. She obtained her degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee and Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia. She holds a Bachelor's degree in special education and a Master's degree in special education with an emphasis on behavior and autism. Mrs. Bennett has over 13 years of experience working in the field of special education both as a teacher and coach for specially designed instruction. She served in her district as a RTI Coordinator, PBIS Coordinator, 21st Century Coordinator, 504 Coordinator, Summer School Administrator, and Academic Specialist.
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Special Education Research Consultant
Mrs. Lindsay Lee is the Program Assistant at Coastal GLRS. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Special Education from Georgia Southern University with a concentration in reading. She was a student intern at CAGLRS for two years, held a leadership position for Georgia Southern's chapter of Student Council for Exceptional Children, and was an active Special Olympics volunteer. Lindsay was awarded the Special Education Eagle Teacher Award and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
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