The Special Education Department of Trousdale County Schools recognizes that these are trying times for students and their families. Our teachers are here to support students as they work within our Continuity of Learning Plan during this extended school closure. Parents, your student's case manager will be reaching out weekly by phone to check on your child and offer support for academic or other needs. Teachers who provide specialized services such as reading intervention, speech, and CDC/Life Skills Education are posting supplemental resources weekly on their teacher webpages here at tcschools.org. We encourage parents and students to use these resources daily!

Please reach out to your child's teacher by email (firstnamelastname@tcschools.org) or to Dr. Michelle Woodard at (615) 374-5185 if there is anything we can do to help you or your child. We miss our students and can't wait to see them again, but in the meantime, please stay safe and healthy!


You are capable



The teachers, paraprofessionals, and related services staff of the Special Education Department are committed to meeting the individual needs of our students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment.


Our goal is to provide our students with the educational services and supports they need in order for them to become capable, well-informed citizens who are prepared to succeed in college and careers.



Michelle Woodard, Ph. D.
Supervisor of Special Education
School Psychologist
Office:  (615) 374-2193
Fax:  (615) 374-1108
Email:  michellewoodard@tcschools.org



Our Certified Staff 2019-20
Leah Leonard, TCES, Preschool CDC
Conner Carney, TCES, Special Education CDC K-6
Marie Hankins, TCES, Special Education CDC 3-5
Amy Brown, TCES, Special Education Interventionist
Jennifer Weaver, TCES, Special Education Interventionist
Lindsi Dies, JSMS, Special Education Interventionist

Melissa Loerch, JSMS, Special Education Interventionist
Bridget Gregory, JSMS, Special Education Interventionist
Kimberly Duke, TCHS, Special Education CDC 7-12
Monica Jenkins, TCHS, Special Education Interventionist
Kim Knapp, TCHS, Special Education Interventionist
Laura Pavelski, TCHS, Special Education Interventionist
Sandra Winfree, System-Wide, Speech-Language Teacher
Michelle Woodard, System-Wide, School Psychologist


Our Paraprofessionals 2019-20
Kendall Belcher - TCES
Stacey Brewster - TCES

Chrissy Denham - TCES
Virginia Duncan - TCHS
Roxy Cunningham-Gregory - TCHS

Cathy Kelley - TCHS
Dawn Jellison - TCES

Julie Kennedy - TCES
Casey Stovall - TCES
Brook Warner - TCES

Janice Young - TCHS