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Exceptional Children & Health Services

Director: Keonna Y. Howard
Location: Central Office, 301 Mamie Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone: 601-582-5078
Fax: 601-582-6666


The Exceptional Children and Health Services Department’s purpose is to provide a broad continuum of services to students with exceptional needs and talents through a comprehensive system of supports that address the academic, social, health, emotional, psychological and behavioral needs of our varied and dynamic students.  Exceptional Children and Health Services provides support to special education, gifted education and school health services.

Department Staff

Mainet Fairley- Administrative Assistant

Derrick Autmon – Case Manager

Michelle Johnson – Literacy Coordinator

Lashanda Champagne – School Nurse

Miranda Gannaway – School Nurse

Stacey Metz – Special Education Preschool Teacher

Heather Ezell- Speech Pathologist

Ezenwanyi Onwuzuruoha – Speech Pathologist

Kimberly Miller – Psychometrist

Judy Ratcliff – Psychometrist


Notice of Annual Project Application Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2017-2018
The public is invited to review and provide feedback on the FY18 “2017-2018” IDEA Part B and Preschool budgets. The budget application is available for viewing online at http://www.hattiesburgpsd.com and at the Hattiesburg Public School District Administrative Office located at 301 Mamie Street Suite D. Formal comment period ends June 30, 2017. 
Comments may be submitted to Keonna Howard using one of the following methods:

2017-2018 IDEA Budget
2017-18 IDEA Budget Narrative
RFP Documents:
Other documents: