Exceptional Student Education

P.K. Yonge’s Exceptional Student Education (ESE) goal is to help our students position themselves to be creative, dedicated, and resilient learners who embrace the power of diverse ideas, talents, and cultures to improve the world. Students from kindergarten through twelfth grade qualify for special services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) here at P.K. Yonge.

When students become eligible for ESE services under at least one of the exceptionalities, our K-12 Learning Community Leaders collaborate with the students and their families to ensure that a continuum of services are provided, along with accommodations and goals that are developed and progress-monitored. Additional support services such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, language therapy, and mental health counseling are also provided to students with exceptionalities.

Fall 2021 ESE Update

IEP, 504 Plan, and Gifted Overview | Multi-Tiered System of Supports | Student Success Teams (SST)

Team Members

Director of Student and Family Services
Ashley Pennypacker Hill, Ed.D.

ESE Administrative Specialist
Jennifer Greer

IEP | 504 | EP  Managers

K/1 Learning Community Leader – Jill Ozog
2/3 Learning Community Leader – Angie Flavin
4/5 Learning Community Leader – Tara Palmer
6-8 Learning Community Leader – Macy Gathings Geiger

9-12 Learning Community Leaders
ESE – Families A-J / Support Language Arts & Social Studies
Kathryn Janicke
ESE – Families K-Z / Support Math & Science
Mickey MacDonald, Ed.D.

Gifted (EP) Manager – Lisa Fabulich


Kindergarten – 5th Grade – Bryce Stephenson, Ed.S.
6th – 8th Grade – Madison Carbajales, Ed.S.
9th – 12th Grade – Last names A-J – Caleb Chambliss, Ed.S.
9th – 12th Grade – Last names K-Z – Jamie Edmondson, Ed.S.
K-12 Mental Health Counselor – Bryce Stephenson, Ed.S.

Related Services

K-12 School Psychologist
Heather Roessler, Ed.S.

K-12 Speech and Language Pathologist
Deidre Dodd

K-12 Occupational Therapist
Marcie Schneider

Eva Gonzalez

IEP, 504 Plan, and Gifted Overview

To download the table below:  IEP | 504 Plan | Gifted Overview