Who Should I Contact About Special Education?

  • Questions about Special Education Services should first be directed to your child's teacher or building principal. Additionally, the building school psychologist can be a helpful resource.


    For Special Education Records, please contact Susan Dale at sdale@usd497.org or phone 785-832-5000 ext 4865


    Kevin L. Harrell
    Executive Director Student Support & Special Education
    785-832-5000 ext 2221


    Laura Basham
    Director of Student Services (Early Childhood & K-5)
    785-832-5000 ext 2410


    Shelia M. Smith
    Assistant Director of Special Education (K-5)
    785-832-5000 ext 4535


    Lori Stithem
     Director of Special Education (6-12, Transition)
    785-832-5000 ext 2668

  • Contact Information

    110 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, KS  66044
    PHONE (785) 832-5000        FAX (785) 832-5016
    Office hours:  8am - 4:30pm  Monday - Friday

    Lisa Koppes -Manager of Student Services & Special Education


    Ivonne Rivera - Coordinator I Special Education Dept. & Paraeducator Hours