Tracy Wright
    Contact Us

    Dr. Shontier Barnes
    Sr. Coordinator
    Area 1
     Ext. 5175
    Dr. Cheri Ogden 
    Sr. Coordinator
    Area 2
     Ext. 5650
    Dr. Cherokee Taylor
    Sr. Coordinator
    Area 3
     Ext. 5625
    Barbara Enevoldsen
    Administrative Assistant to Director
     Ext. 5638
    Tameka Smith
    Administrative Assistant
    Area 1 
     Ext. 5621
    Chiquitta Owsley
    Adiministrative Assistant
    Area 2
     Exr. 5649
    Cindy Hall 
    Administrative Assistant
    Area 3
     Ext. 5641
    Lameka Walker
    Preschool Intake Administrative Assistant
     Ext. 5669
     Department Fax:  706-826-4649

Special Education and Support Services


    Director of Special Education's Message




    It is with great honor and humility that I serve as the Director of Special Education and Support Services.  I am responsible for assisting in the leadership, administration, and supervision of the system’s special education and related services. I am committed to maintaining a high level of integrity, professionalism and serve as an advocate for our students. 


    The Richmond County School System offers a continuum of special education and related services.  We work collaboratively with stakeholders and support students through a variety of programs and services. All services are determined by the IEP team, which includes parents/guardians and school level personnel. As the system continues to expand and change, we will remain steadfast to continue our commitment of providing appropriate services and programs for students with special needs.


    We believe a strong commitment from family, school and community is essential to improving outcomes for students. Thank you for partnering with us!


    It is going to be a GREAT school year! We are always available to support families, concerns, or suggestions. Please feel free to contact me at (706) 826-1132 or fax (706) 826-4649




     Talithia F. Newsome,
    Director of Special Education and Support Services


     School Assignment