• Special Education


    Joshua ISD Special Education will provide support services to students with disabilities in a way that promotes safety and academic excellence.

    Joshua Independent School District provides special education services for approximately 500 students. All students served meet eligibility criteria as students with disabilities who require specially designed instruction in order to receive educational benefit from their instruction.

    Students with disabilities in Joshua range from ages 3 through 21 years and may be mildly disabled to significantly cognitively impaired. Services are provided to students who are visually impaired from birth through 21 years. The services the students require range from minimal weekly services to self-contained classroom settings. Joshua ISD offers a full continuum of special education services designed to meet the unique range of student needs.

    The Joshua Independent School District ensures that, to the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities are educated with children who are not disabled. The Admission, Review and Dismissal Committee is responsible for determining the least restrictive environment in which a student’s Individual Education Plan is to be implemented. Instructional arrangements/settings shall be based on the individual needs of the student and his/her IEP.

    Disabilities:  The Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) list and defines thirteen disabilities.  They are:  autism, deaf-blindness, auditory impairment, emotional disturbance, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, learning disability, speech impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment, and non-categorical early childhood.

    Related Services:  Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Orientation & Mobility Services, Psychological Services, and Transportation                            

    Instructional Supports:  Regional Day School Program for the Deaf, Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities, Extended School Year, Services for the Visually Impaired, Services for Homebound Students, Speech Services



    Director of Special Education 

     Natalie Stuckey-Extension 1008



    Special Education Supervisor

    Keeli Bond- Extension 2008






    Emily Grundy - Extension 1909


    Staples Elementary, Elder Elementary, Early Education


    Elsa Fowler - Extension 1509  
    Caddo Grove Elementary, Elder Elementary Bilingual


    Sudona Lombard - Extension 1709


    North Joshua Elementary, Nichols Middle School 


    Deborah Seal-Extension 1809


    Plum Creek Elementary, Ninth Grade Campus


    Jen Heskett - Extension 


    Loflin Middle School


    Kristen Taylor - Extension 1407


    Joshua High School 


    Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
    Lana Stacy- Extension 2133
      All campuses


    Speech Language Pathologists


    Mona Nelson- Extension 


    Ninth Grade Campus, Loflin Middle Schools


    Carrie Couch- Extension 1680


    Early Education, Small Talk, ECSE


    Joanna Persson- Extension


    Elder, Bilingual


    Marcy Easter- Extension 1713


    North Joshua Elementary, District Support


    Victoria Heath - Extension 1613


    Staples Elementary, Joshua High School 


    Paige Lillagore- Extension 1813


    Plum Creek Elementary, Nichols Middle School


    Kelley Elizalde - Extension 1513


    Caddo Grove Elementary

    Occupational Therapist
    Laura Wettig
    All Campuses 
    Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA)
    Taylor Wallace
    Transition Specialist
    Nicole DeTommaso- Extension 1155
      All campuses
    Vision Impairment Specialist and Early Child Contact
    Cinnamon Geddie - Extension 1745
      All campuses