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.

Requests for Special Education Records
To request Special Education records, please email your release to

Special Needs Scholarship (SB10)

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 Education website.

 * Your child's teacher will be sending home a letter and application with your student.
* We will begin accepting applications on Monday, April 16, 2018.
* Deadline for application submission is Monday, June 11, 2018 at 4:00 pm.
* Parents will receive notification, by letter, of the district's decision regarding your request for the 2018-19 school year by Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

Special Needs Scholarship Letter
Special Needs Scholarship Application

Judd Hinton Director of Learning Support​Judd Hinton
Phone: 770-860-4231

Photo of Stephanie Bradford Secretary for Learning SupportStephanie Bradford
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 
Stephanie Bradford
Secretary / Special Ed Records
Patty Kirchoff
Learning Support Bookkeeper
FAX: 770-483-2727                

Learning Support Links

Georgia Department of Education - Education Support
Georgia’s Special Needs Scholarship Information
SB 10 Public School Transfer Request

More Information