Special Services Administration
Judy Martin, Ed.D. – Director of Special Education Auxiliary Services
Education: Doctorate in School Administration; Specialist in Education – Administration; Master of Science in Special Education – Behavior Disorders; Bachelor of Science in Education – Elementary Education
Certifications: District Leadership, Director of Special Education, Building Leadership K-9, Supervisor / Coordinator K-9, Behavior Disorders K-9, Mentally Handicapped K-12, Elementary Education K-9
Professional Experience: Director of Special Services, Supervisor/Coordinator Extended School Year, Inclusion Facilitator, Behavior Specialists, Special Education Teacher – Mentally Handicapped, Behavior Disordered, Autism, Paraeducator
Jody Marshall, Ph.D. – Director of Special Education Learning Services
Education: Ph.D. in School Psychology; Master of Arts in Educational Psychology; Master of Science in Educational Psychology;
Bachelors of Science in Psychology
Certifications: Special Education Coordinator, School Psychologist
Professional Experience: Following completion of my bachelor's degree at Kansas State University, I worked as a police officer and fire fighter in Wichita, Kansas for approximately 3 years. I moved to the Phoenix, Arizona area in 1990, and began working in community mental health.
I was involved in direct services, program development, as well as, the administration of children’s community mental health services in the Phoenix area. My interest in children's mental health motivated me to become a school psychologist. I received my Ph.D. in School Psychology from Arizona State University in 2000.
I worked as a school psychologist in a K-8 school district in Tempe, Arizona. In addition to my duties as a school psychologist, I served as an assistant basketball coach at Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix. Since relocating back to Kansas I have worked with the Eudora School District as a school psychologist and the Olathe School District as a Special Education Coordinator. I also serve as a consultant to the Center for Advancement of Mental Health Practices in Schools at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
I am excited to be part of such a dynamic and professional team here in the Gardner Edgerton School District.
Raylene Heitman - Early Childhood Coordinator
Education: Master of Science in Education;
Bachelor of Science in Education
Certifications: Elementary K – 9 Behavior Disorders; EC – 9 Early Childhood Handicapped EC – EC Supervisor Early Childhood Handicapped EC – EC Early Childhood Education EC – EC
Professional Experience: My professional career has focused on the field of early childhood services. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Emporia State University and Master of Science in Education from Kansas State University, I worked as an early childhood special education teacher at the Menninger Foundation Pre-school Day Treatment Center in Topeka, Kansas, and at the Rainbow Mental Health Center in Kansas City, Kansas. I then gained fourteen years of administrative experience while serving as the Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator for the Wyandotte County Special Education Cooperative. With over thirty years of experience in the field of early intervention, I am grateful to have had so many opportunities to work with children. I will continue to focus my efforts on the development and growth of early childhood services in the Gardner Edgerton School District and look forward to seeing many more children benefit from participation in these programs.
Linda Sheldon, Administrative Assistant
Missy Burling, MIS Clerk