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
(Toll free) 877-644-6338
25 S. Front Street, Mail Stop 409
Columbus, Ohio 43215
For callers using TTY, please call Ohio Relay Service at (800) 750-0750.
Contact Form for Questions
Sue Zake, Ph.D., Director
Jessica Dawso, Associate Director
Beth Arledge, Administrative Professional, Director's Office
Monica Drvota, Assistant Director, Dispute Resolution
Carol Baker, Administrative Professional, Dispute Resolution
Wendy Stoica, Assistant Director, Diverse Learners (including Gifted Education)
Taunya Crumbley, Administrative Professional, Diverse Learners
Olivia Schmidt, Assistant Director, Monitoring Supports and Services
Kalinda Watson, Assistant Director, Resource Management
Tabitha Palmer, Administrative Professional, Resource Management
Tanya Davis, Assistant Director, Urban Support
Anne Skaggs, Data Manager
Last Modified: 2/23/2017 11:52:18 AM