Special Education

Welcome to Camden County Schools
Special Education Department - Home Page
Dr. Vannetta Melton, Director

Our Mission
It is the mission of Camden County Schools' Special Education Department to help ensure success for each student with a disability by providing a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. The Special Education Department promotes exemplary teaching practices and provides a full continuum of quality programs that create enhanced learning experiences designed to meet each child's specialized needs.


Attention Parents of Homeschool and Private School Students!!

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that the local school system discuss with parents available services for students identified with a disability or suspected of having a disability. If you would like to consider services for students with disabilities through a formal meeting or through conference call, please contact Dr. Vannetta Melton, Special Education Director, 311 South East Street, Kingsland, GA 31548 for more information.

Students with Disabilities Page 1

Students with Disabilities Page 2

FY 16 Action Plan Outcomes

Camden County Schools continuously examined the needs of our students with disabilities. Student data was reviewed frequently as strategies and interventions were adjusted to ensure students achieved their fullest potential. Our action plan outcome from the 2015-2016 school year may be reviewed.

View action plan outcomes for FY 16 here.

FY 17 Action Plans

Our approach to continuous improvement is revealed further in our FY 17 Action Plans. Our critical issues, goals, objectives, and strategies for the coming school year will ensure our plans leading to the excellence of our students with disabilities in Camden County Schools.

View action plan for FY17 Action Plans here.

Teacher of the Year

Special Education Teacher of the Year 2016-2017

Mrs. June Pounds was recently recognized as Camden County Schools Special Education Teacher of the Year at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. Mrs. Pounds is certified in math as well as special education and over the past year has been tasked with teaching Foundations of Algebra for our most at-risk students. Mrs. Pounds co-teaches Analytic Geometry to prepare our sophomores for the EOC in May and has proven over and over again with her EOC results that she builds a great rapport with her students and excels at getting her students to reach her expectations. Mrs. Pounds also co-teaches Advanced Mathematical Decision Making to help prepare our seniors for college. She was recognized to be a great fit for these roles and has risen to the challenge. Mrs. Pounds has handled teaching three different subjects with three different co-teachers all while maintaining the workload that comes with being a special educator as well as anyone could ask for. It is for these reasons that Mrs. Pounds was named our Special Education Teacher of the Year 2017.

Special Education Administration

Special Education Director

Dr. Vannetta Melton

Special Education Coordinator

Dr. Denise Cato

School Psychologists

Cammie Neal

  • Crooked River Elementary
  • Mary Lee Clark Elementary
  • St. Marys Elementary
  • Sugarmill Elementary
  • Coastal Academy Elementary

Mary Kramek

  • St. Marys Middle School
  • David L. Rainer Elementary
  • Kingsland Elementary
  • Matilda Harris Elementary
  • Advance Learning Center

Pamela Harrison

  • Camden County High School
  • Camden Middle School
  • Mamie Lou Gross Elementary
  • Woodbine Elementary School
  • Coastal Academy Secondary

Angela Rios

  • Preschool
Instructional Specialists
  • Crooked River Elementary
  • Sugarmill Elementary
  • St. Marys Elementary
  • Mary Lee Clark Elementary

Bonnie Mooney

  • Matilda Harris Elementary
  • Kingsland Elementary
  • Mamie Lou Gross Elementary
  • David L. Rainer Elementary
  • Woodbine Elementary
Program Area Consultants

Carmen Baker

  • Speech
  • Assistive Technology

Brian Benton

  • Camden County High School
  • CCHS Freshman Academy ;

Angela Bullard

  • Hospital Homebound
  • Speech
  • Special Olympics
  • Transportation

Julie Durham

  • Special Education Referrals
  • FTE
  • Special Education Handbook

Frances Slack

  • Purchasing
  • Reevaluations
  • Budgets
  • TASC

Karen Gibbs

  • Records
  • Special Education Website
  • Legal Documentations
  • Medicaid

Rules and Regulations
For specific information regarding Federal and State regulations and guidelines, please access the Georgia Department of Education website.