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
JoHannah Ward, Director
Nikki Poindexter, Administrative Professional, Director's Office
Beth Arledge, Program Administrator, Director's Office
Joe Petrarca, Associate Director, Policy
Monica Drvota, Associate Director, Program
Diane Loomis, Administrative Professional
Monica Drvota, Assistant Director, Dispute Resolution
Carol Baker, Administrative Professional, Dispute Resolution
Shelley Beard, Assistant Director, Supports and Monitoring
Mark Lynskey, Interim Assistant Director, Resource Management
Chrissy Cline, Assistant Director, Urban Support
Kaellen Craft, Data Manager
Last Modified: 3/6/2020 3:53:09 PM