Office for Exceptional Children Contact Information

The Office for Exceptional Children provides leadership, assistance and oversight to school districts and other entities that provide differentiated instruction for students with disabilities and gifted students.

Among its responsibilities, the office administers state and federal funds; coordinates and administers programs to improve outcomes for students with disabilities and gifted students; implements a statewide monitoring and complaint-resolution system designed to assess district/educational agency compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations; and provides technical assistance to districts and educational agencies around issues of compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA).

General Contact Information

(P) 614-466-2650
(Toll free) 877-644-6338
(F) 614-728-1097
25 S. Front Street, Mail Stop 409
Columbus, Ohio 43215

For callers using TTY, please call Ohio Relay Service at (800) 750-0750.

Office for Exceptional Children Staff Information


Contact Form for Questions


Sue Zake, Ph.D, Director

Jessica Dawso, Associate Director

Crystal Ginn, Administrative Professional, Director's Office

Olivia Schmidt, Assistant Director, Monitoring Supports and Services

Dolores Fantroy, Administrative Professional, Monitoring Supports and Services  

Jo Hannah Ward, Assistant Director, Resource Management

Tabitha Palmer, Administrative Professional, Resource Management

Wendy Stoica, Assistant Director, Diverse Learners (including Gifted Education)

Taunya Crumbley, Administrative Professional, Diverse Learners

Monica Drvota, Assistant Director, Dispute Resolution

Carol Baker, Administrative Professional, Dispute Resolution

Anne Skaggs, Data Manager

Last Modified: 8/25/2015 2:14:23 PM