• Fannin County Shared Services Arrangement
    "All Together for All Kids"

    At Fannin County Shared Services Arrangement, we believe in providing the best possible service to eligible students and their parents. We provide a variety of services and support to students protected under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004, assiting in the provision of a free appropriate public education (FAPE). We make services and instructional placement decisions for each student based on the student's Admission. Review, Dismissal (ARD), of which the parent is an essential member.

Diagnostic Services

  • Diagnostic Services

    Educational diagnosticians assess the educational, learning styles, and program needs of students referred to special education for evaluation services and conduct re-evaluations of students currently receiving special education services.  Educational diagnosticians provide diagnostic information and work cooperatively with instructional personnel to provide an appropriate educational program for students with disabilities.

    Tracy Boatright

    Evans/Evans TRAILS & TSS

    Sarah Burkhalter


    Terri Caffee

    TRAILS Bonham High School/Rather/Finley-Oates

    Elizabeth Cox

    Dodd City/Fannindel/Honey Grove

    Marjory Eaton

    Blue Ridge/Trenton

    Angie Hilliard

    Bonham High School

    Stephanie Minzenmayer


    Phyllis Mosley

    Head Start/PPCD/ECI/Sam Rayburn

    Dusty Wells

    Blue Ridge/Trenton


  • Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)

    The ECI program is for families with children, birth to three, with disabilities and developmental delays. It provides evaluations and assessments to determine eligibility and need for services. Families and professionals work as a team to plan appropriate services based on the unique needs of the child and family.  ECI supports families to help their children reach their potential through developmental services.  This program is located at the Fannin County Head Start Bailey Inglish campus of Bonham ISD.


  • Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities

    Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD)

    Our PPCD program provides quality instruction to preschool age children with disabilities in a safe supporting environment.  The certified teacher and staff provide functional and academic lessons designed and differentiated to facilitate the individual needs of each student.  The PPCD classroom is equipped with technological opportunities for our students in the form of iPads, computers, and Smart Board.  This program is housed at the Fannin County Head Start Bailey Inglish campus of Bonham ISD.

TRAILS (Life Skills)

  • Teaching Real-life Academics & Independent Living Skills (TRAILS)

    Our TRAILS (Life Skills) programs emphasize a life-centered functional education which includes instruction in functional academics, personal and social skills, daily living skills, and occupational preparation with opportunities for community application throughout the curriculum.  TRAILS is designed for intellectually challenged students who need academic skills geared toward success in everyday life.  These programs are housed at the campuses of Finley-Oates, I.W. Evans, L. H. Rather, and Bonham High School of Bonham ISD.


  • TSS

    The TSS Program is a specially designed program to meet the individual needs of students with disabilities.  The primary focus of this program is behavior, education, and skills training in order to foster adaptive behavior.  This is only accomplished through the collaborative efforts of the participating student's home district, parents, TSS teacher and paraprofessionals, and Director of Special Education.  It should also be emphasized that student success ultimately is achieved by each student choosing of their own accord to modify and adapt behavior.  The TSS Program uses a positive reinforcement system to promote appropriate behavior in the classroom and school community.  Opportunities for mainstreaming are considered on an individual basis as the student progresses. This process integrates students into the least restrictive environment according to each student's individual needs.

    The goal is to assist students in developing the behavioral, emotional, and academic skills needed to successfully reintegrate back into a less restrictive environment.  These programs are housed at the campuses of Finley-Oates, I.W. Evans, L. H. Rather, and Bonham High School of Bonham ISD.


  • Psychological Services

    The Fannin County SSA provides quality psychological services throughout our ten member districts. Valerie Sulley, LSSP is our licensed specialist in school psychology for all Fannin County districts.  She conducts psychological assessments and provides counseling services for qualifying students throughout the county with disabilities.

Speech Therapy

  • Speech & Language Pathology 

    Speech and language therapy is offered to all eligible students residing within the ten school districts from ages three through 21. Through evaluation and intervention, the speech-language pathologist helps students with communication disorders in the areas of articulation, language, voice, and fluency. Services include direct instruction, consultation, or inclusion.

    Robbie Ashcraft

    Honey Grove/Sam Rayburn

    Kristi Brashier

    Evans/Evans TRAILS & TSS/Savoy

    Marcy Coats

    Blue Ridge

    Kristy Farr

    Finley-Oates/Rather/Bonham High School

    Diana Manley


    Rhonda Schur


    Ashley Walker

    Head Start/PPCD/ECI

    Tamara Walton

    Finley-Oates/Rather/Bonham High School

    Candace Weeks

    Dodd City/Fannindel/TRAILS/TSS


Related Services

  • Related Services

    Students may receive related services if the ARD committee determines that an educational need exists. Related services include occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling services, orientation and mobility, deaf education, and visual impairment services.


    Donna Francis

    Auditory Impairment

    Julia Todd

    Physical Therapist

    LeAundra Ottmo

    Visual Impairment

    Orientation & Mobility Specialist

    Adaptive PE

    Tracy Barrilleaux

    Occupational Therapist

    Blair Sapundjieff

    Occupational Therapist

    Angie Hilliard

    Transition Coordinator

    Karol Alexander


Transition Services

  • FCSSA Transition

    Fannin County SSA, works with each student to find success, not only during school years, but also as they transition beyond school to adulthood. The transition planning begins during a student’s annual Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) meeting when the student turns 14 years old.  FCSSA helps students set goals toward their future after graduation. These goals are included in the student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) as part of the transition plan.

    FCSSA also helps with the following as part of the transition services: planning high school courses based on a student’s goals; school counselors, teachers, and special education personnel help the student and family plan to meet the goals set by the student; invite outside agency representatives to ARD meetings to assist in planning for transition services; and each year at the annual ARD meeting, a review of the student’s post-graduation goals are discussed and high school classes and transition services are modified according to the needs of the student.

  • Section 504 Child Find Notice


    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that the public schools of Fannin County not discriminate on the basis of handicap in any district program or activity. Each district will identify, evaluate, and provide an appropriate public education to students who are handicapped under Section 504, including homeless children.


    Call Fannin County Special Education at 903-583-5528 for more information.

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