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Student Support Services

Traci Albert
Traci Albert
Director of Federal Programs


Special Education
Williamstown Independent School District is dedicated to serving the needs of and providing
high-quality education for students with special needs. We are committed to offering a Free
and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to all our students age 3-21. Our goal is to provide
high quality specially designed instruction and modifications to our qualifying students along
with the best related services possible to all our students. Related services include (but are
not limited to) Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech/Language Therapy. The
staff works to evaluate and assess student strengths and weaknesses and then develop a
plan of action for a student who meets eligibility criteria for special education. It is our goal
to ensure that all students receive the highest quality education regardless of disability.

Special Education Procedures

Parental Safeguards

Child Find Notice


Section 504
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is a civil rights act prohibiting discrimination based on
disability. It was enacted to ensure that people with disabilities are not discriminated
against. Section 504 applies to all public entities, including public schools. At Williamstown
we are responsible for insuring that all students with disabilities can access all programs
occurring within the school, both before and after school hours. At Williamstown we work to
ensure that all students with disabilities are identified, evaluated and provided with needed
accommodations and services to guarantee a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).
If your child has been identified with a disability that is significantly impacting a life activity
please contact our counselors to discuss whether a 504 would benefit their educational

504 Parent Rights

• FAPE is a requirement for both Special Education and Section 504. Public school
districts have the duty to provide a free appropriate public education to all qualified
disabled students. A FAPE must include an education designed to provide educational
benefit despite the child’s disability; it must be at no cost to the parent; and it must
be provided in an environment that affords the greatest exposure to non-disabled

Title III - English Language Learners (EL)
Williamstown Independent School District provides EL services for students who qualify for
the program. The services are designed to assure a smooth transition to the English-
speaking classroom so that your child has every opportunity to be socially and academically

District Lau Plan

For more information about any of the programs listed above, please contact:
Traci Albert
Director of Federal Programs


Instructional Staff:

  • Kevin Berry, Elementary
  • Jeffrey Kinman, Elementary
  • Sydney Gates, Elementary
  • Angie Youngs, Elementary
  • James Fraley, Speech Pathologist
  • Courtney Fraley, Speech Pathologist
  • Karla Noel, JR/SR High
  • Rebecca Ruff, JR/SR High
  • Jon Popham, JR/SR High
  • Zach Shelton, JR/SR High
  • Brad Wolfzorn, JR/SR High

Support Staff:

  • Nicole Bryan, Elementary
  • Christina Martin, Elementary
  • Lou Reynolds, JR/SR High
  • Holly Vizard, JR/SR High
  • Autumn Fuller, JR/SR High