Learning Support

​The Department of Learning Support is dedicated to providing support to children, parents, and the faculty of the Rockdale County Public Schools. The department is based at the Central Office facility located at 1127 West Avenue, Conyers, 770-860-4231.

Learning Support Services (LSS) incorporates a variety of specialists that includes coaches, special educators, speech and language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, and vision/hearing teachers. LSS also includes the English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Hospital/Homebound programs; and is responsible for monitoring and implementing special education services and programs throughout the school district. The LSS staff regularly offers training and workshops to faculty to ensure the highest quality of training and valuable resources.

                            Learning Support Team

Judd Hinton Director of Learning Support

Judd Hinton

Phone: 770-860-4231


photo of Jackie Perez
Jackeline Perez

Phone: 770-860-4231


Title Phone
Judd Hinton Director 770-860-4231
Megan Sayago
ESOL Coordinator
Karen Creel
Secondary Coordinator OT/PT 770-860-4238
Jessica Walls Elementary Coordinator
Tracey Brown Elementary Coordinator / SLP 770-860-4229
Bridgett Copeland
Secondary Coordinator
Sirena Graves
Parent Mentor
Linda Rice
Behavior Consultant
Nohemi Howard
ESOL Parent Liaison
Steve Johnson
Behavior Specialist
Dr. Pankaj Gaur Vision/Orientation & Mobility Specialist 928-273-3565 
Jackeline Perez
Secretary / Special Ed Records
Patty Kirchoff
Learning Support Bookkeeper
FAX: 770-483-2727                

 2019-2020 RCPS Office of Learning Support Lead Teachers for Compliance  Name 	School 	Email Address	Phone	Extension  Julie Benkoski	Barksdale Elementary	770-483-9514	13152 	J.H. House Elementary 		770-483-9504	 Robin Vaughn-Dixon	C.J. Hicks Elementary	770-483-4410	14202 Dana Jarrells 	Lorraine Elementary	770-483-0657	35198 	Honey Creek Elementary		770-483-5706	16186 Nashetta Lowe	Flat Shoals Elementary	770-483-5136	15147 	High Tower Elementary		770-388-0751	17168 Stacey Forrester	Peek’s Chapel Elementary	770-761-1842	19158 	Pine Street Elementary 		770-483-8713	20210 Tonisha Locus-Footman	Shoal Creek Elementary	770-929-1430	21200 	Sims Elementary 		770-922-0666	22142 Anisha Mendez	Conyers Middle 	amendez@	770-483-3371	23233 Sabrina McCray 	General Ray Davis Middle	770-388-5675	24221 Shani Simmons 	Memorial Middle	770-922-0139	26126 Folashade Belmon	Edwards Middle	770-483-3255	25199 Carlton Vivians	Heritage High	770-483-5428	27224 Ann Johnson	Rockdale County High	770-483-8754	28302 Kristina Mikel 	Salem High	770-929-0176	34174 Ives Cineas	Rockdale Career Academy	770-388-5677	 Jamie Wilson	READY Program	770-483-4410	14215

Learning Support Links

Georgia Department of Education - Education Support
Georgia’s Special Needs Scholarship Information

More Information

Requests for Special Education Records


Please email or fax your request to Jackeline  /  770-483-2727 - Fax 

Public Notice:

Destruction of Records for Students with Disabilities


Rockdale County Public Schools, Department of Learning Support, announces its intention to destroy records that were developed to provide a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in Rockdale County Public Schools for Students with Disabilities.  This notice is in compliance with the federal, state, and local policy.  Records will be destroyed on Thursday, July 12, 2019 based on the following criteria:


Students who are born before January 1, 1996.


These records will be destroyed as they are no longer needed for educational planning purposes.  The parent, legal guardian, or student (18 years old or older) may request records prior to destruction by contacting the Learning Support records office at 770-860-4231.  You will be required to provide photo identification or provide verification data to acquire these records.

Special Needs Scholarship (SB10)

The application window for the 19-20 SY has closed.

Parents/guardians of a student who receives special education services may choose to transfer their child to another public or private school in Georgia. For information concerning the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship, please visit the Georgia Department of Educationwebsite.

* Your child's teacher will be sending home a letter and application with your student.
* We will begin accepting applications on Monday, April 15, 2019.
* Deadline for application submission is Monday, June 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm.
* Parents will receive notification, by letter, of the district's decision regarding your request for the 2019-20 school year by Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

Child Find Notice

(Identification of Services for Individuals with Disabilities)

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Rockdale County Public Schools implements a comprehensive Child Find system to assure that all children who are in need of early intervention or special education services are located, identified, and referred.  The Child Find network assists in identifying and providing appropriate educational help to disabled children.  If you suspect your child, ages 3-21, may be a child with a disability, you are encouraged to contact the Learning Support Services office of Rockdale County Public Schools at 770-860-4231.  Personnel can support you in exploring what services may be available.

Child Find extends to children who are parentally placed in private or home schools.  Rockdale County Public Schools personnel are available to meet with the representative from private and home schools to inform them of the district’s Child Find procedures and services that may be available under the proportionate share of federal special education funds.  If your child is enrolled in a private school or home school and has been identified as a child with a disability or you suspect your child has a disability, you may contact Judd Hinton, Director of Learning Support Services at 770-860-4231 for more information.