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Rusk County Shared Services Arrangement
Fax. 903-655-0378

Akiko Jones

Director of Special Education
Rusk County Special Education SSA
121 N. Marshall St., Suite 102
Henderson, TX 75652
(903) 657-9761 Fax: (903) 655-0378

Special Services Faculty & Staff


Position Name Email

High School Resource Teacher

Paige Pratt

Junior High Resource Teacher

Bettye Denison

Intermediate Resource Teacher

Periann Crane

Elementary Resource Teacher

Taryn Cabrera

Life Skills Teacher (Elementary)

Jenna Tippitt

Life Skills Teache (JH)

Elementary Life Skills

Pam Newton

Life Skills Teacher (HS)

Jennifer Wheeler



Rusk County Service Personnel


Position Name Email

Educational Diagnostician

Amy Phillips,

Educational Diagnostician

Bailee Whitaker,

Speech Therapist  Lacey Davis

Speech/Language Pathologist

Ranita Brown,

Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Terri Dickson

Special Education Counselor

Terri Dickson

Occupational Therapist, Registered

Andrea Clark

Physical Therapist

Dr. Karyn Hill

Teacher of the Hearing Impaired/

Andrea Clark

Teacher of the Visual Impaired

Melissa Miller

Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Ryan McCary

Transition/Employment Services Designee

Melanie Malcolm

Data Entry Clerk/Records Clerk/PEIMS/SHARS

Summer Dorsey

Administrative Assistant

Kathy Gray


Rusk County Service Personnel may by contacted through the Rusk County Shared Services office by calling 903-657-9761