Special Education

Last Updated: 1/23/2023 8:41 PM

Dara'Su Stevens-Williams
Director of Special Education
606-929-1160 ext. 2182

Preschool Services
Stephanie Lyons
Director of Head Start/Preschool
606-928-7110 ext. 7102

Cindy Wright
 Administrative Assistant
Medicaid Liaison
606-929-1160 ext. 2181

Susan Ison
Preschool Disabilities Coordinator
606-928-7110 ext. 2140


Carla Malone
Special Education Coordinator
Behavioral Interventionist


Kelly Fox
District School Counselor Leader
Mental Health Coordinator

SEL Specialist
606-928-7109 ext. 2152


Savannah Nelson
School Psychologist
606-928-7109 ext. 2114

Zane Blake
School Psychologist
Behavior Interventionist


Dustin Robinson
School Counselor
Student Support Specialist 




While many children are born with or may develop disabilities which challenge their growth and development, many of these conditions can be helped by early interventions. If you suspect your child or a child of someone you know may have special needs, getting help early will increase the possibilities of success in school. The documents and contact information below will help you locate the people and resources to get your child the help they need.

Site Managers for Exceptional Children are available at each school location:

Boyd County Preschool Susan Ison
Cannonsburg Elementary Andrea Holbrook
Catlettsburg Elementary

Judi King

Ponderosa Elementary Becky Golden
Summit Elementary Angel Gwinn
Boyd County Middle School Melissa Gray
Boyd County High School Clayton McClelland
Ramey-Estep High School and Boyd County Central Kathy Hannah
 Public Notice

 The Boyd County Public School District has an ongoing “Child Find” system, which is designed to locate, identify and evaluate any child residing in a home, facility, or residence within its geographical boundaries, age three (3) to twenty-one (21) years, who may have a disability and be in need of special education or 504 services. This includes children who are not in school; those who are in public, private, or home school; those who are highly mobile such as children who are migrant or homeless; and those who are advancing from grade to grade, who may need, but are not receiving, special education or 504 services.  Call 606-929-1160 for information.


Office of Special Education and Early Learning
300 Sower Blvd.• 5th Floor• Frankfort, KY 40601


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Boyd County Public Schools
1104 Bob McCullough Drive
Ashland, KY 41102
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Phone: 606-928-4141
Fax: 606-928-4771