Laurie G. Rodriguez Executive Director of Special
Maggie Burk Coordinator of Evaluation and
Kimberly Davidson Coordinator of Special Programs
Instruction and Compliance
The DISD Special Education Department exists to provide leadership and service to equip campuses with the knowledge and services to meet the district mission to have safe and successful learning opportunities that help them reach their full potential and add quality throughout their lives.
The department believes in the power and importance of collaboration with campus staff, parents and students, advocates and other service organizations in order to provide a loving and structured educational environment based on federal, state and local guidelines for all our students who have special needs.
To be recognized as a Special Education department that is constantly focused on a growth mindset, we believe that change is inevitable and progress is a choice. We believe that we provide a quality education for all the students who receive special education services in order for them to have access to the general education curriculum from a continuum of service delivery models.
Whatever the student needs is our job description!
We may all be different kinds of fish, but in this school, we swim together.