Special Education

  • The Department of Special Education is committed to Building Bearcats!

    We Build Bearcats! We build for tomorrow -

    Our Vision: Learning transfers to life beyond the SISD Building Bearcats experience, enabling all students to reach their individual potential, to respect and value themselves and others, and to become life long learners.

    We build them strong -

    Our Mission: The SISD Department of Special Education, in partnership with parents and the community, is committed to Building Bearcats by providing specialized academic and behavioral support and services to students with diverse needs in order to fully engage them in high quality learning environments that challenge and prepare them to be well-rounded, active members of society.

    We build them together -

    Shared Values: We believe all students can learn and will learn. We have high expectations for every student. We believe that education is a team effort of parents, educators and the community. 

    Sherman ISD serves over 900 students who meet eligibility requirements and a need for specially designed instruction. Our teachers, instructional assistants, diagnosticians, speech pathologists, school psychologists, and other service specialists are dedicated to providing exceptional individualized services to students.

    According to both federal and state law, the goal of special education is to enable students to successfully develop to their fullest potential by providing a free appropriate public education in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Furthermore, the law requires that each student becomes employable, if possible, when they leave the educational setting. Employability may include opportunities to pursue post-high school education, as well as maintaining full and part time employment. Each program and service provided through special education is devoted to these goals. 

    The special education department is not able to reach these goals alone. We value the partnerships we have built with our parents/guardians in this effort. We encourage all visitors to navigate through our resources within this site. If any of our staff may be of service to you, please contact us. We hope you enjoy learning more about the people and services our Special Education Department provides in the Sherman Independent School District.

    Kaye Allen
    Director of Special Education