DYSLEXIA IN HPISD

Until 2022, students suspected of having dyslexia were given a dyslexia only evaluation under Section 504. Now, following updates to the Texas Dyslexia Handbook, Highland Park ISD's website states that HPISD will recommend that initial assessments for dyslexia be referred to Special Education for a Full Individual Evaluation (FIE). This does not mean a student is put into the Special Education Program, it just means that a very thorough evaluation will be done to full evaluate all areas of a student's learning. A dyslexia only evaluation under Section 504 can miss critical areas of need; this is especially concerning since 60 to 80% of dyslexic students have related learning differences that can be missed with a 504 dyslexia evaluation. Plus, students have numerous rights with a FIE, a strict timeline must be followed for FIEs, and parents are legally required to be part of decision making with an FIE - these things are not guaranteed under Section 504 evaluations.  Click here for more about Special Education vs Section 504.

Parents seeking assistance are encouraged to contact staff members using this guide and the contact information provided below.

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HIGHLAND PARK HIGH SCHOOL
Sarah Myers Reynolds
Dyslexia Specialist and CALT
(214) 780-4898, ReynolS@hpisd.org

Meagan Meredith
Section 504 Coordinator
(214) 780-4793, Meredim@hpisd.org

Josh Schilling
Special Education Coordinator
(214) 780-3798, SchillJ@hpisd.org
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MCCULLOCH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Graham Campbell
Dyslexia Specialist and CALT
(214) 780-3500, CampbeG@hpisd.org

Elyse Griffin
Section 504 Coordinator
(214) 780-3600, GriffiL@hpisd.org

Christina Lambert, M. Ed.
Special Education Coordinator
(214) 780-3592, LamberC@hpisd.org
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BOONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Mason Burkett
Dyslexia Specialist and CALT
(214) 780-4100, BurketM@hpisd.org

Bryan Smith
Section 504 Coordinator
(214) 780-4140, smithbry@hpisd.org


Camille Browder
Special Education Coordinator

(214) 780-4190, browdec@hpisd.org
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HYER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Ashley McCutchin
Dyslexia Specialist and CALT
(214) 780-3396, McCutcA@hpisd.org

Linde Thompson
Section 504 Coordinator
(214) 780-3340, ThompsL@hpisd.org

Debra Cahn
Special Education Coordinator
(214) 780-4391, CahnD@hpisd.org
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HIGHLAND PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
Kristie Graves
Dyslexia Specialist and CALT
(214) 780-3600, GravesK@hpisd.org

Elyse Griffin
Section 504 Coordinator
(214) 780-3600, GriffiL@hpisd.org

Debbie Morrison, Ed. S.
HPMS Special Education Coordinator
(214) 780-4693, MorrisD@hpisd.org
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ARMSTRONG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Nancy Stare
Dyslexia Specialist and CALT
(214) 780-3194, StareN@hpisd.org

Amanda Holier
Section 504 Coordinator

(214) 780-3140, HollieA@hpisd.org


Teresa Parada
Special Education Coordinator
(214) 780-3100, paradat@hpisd.org
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BRADFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Meghan Chauncy
D
yslexia Specialist 
and CALT
(214) 780-3200, ChauncM@hpisd.org

Lana Raley
Section 504 Coordinator
(214) 780-3200, Raley@hpisd.org

Nancy Grant
Special Education Coordinator
(214) 780-3200, GrantN@hpisd.org
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UNIVERSITY PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Erin Gonzalez
D
yslexia Specialist
(214) 780-3400, GonzalE@hpisd.org

Leslie Beckler
Section 504 Coordinator
(214) 780-3400, BeckleL@hpisd.org

Amy Thornton
Special Education Coordinator
(214) 780-3400, ThorntA@hpisd.org
Auralie Ruggiere
Dyslexia Coordinator

(214) 780 - 3000
RuggieA@hpisd.org
Laurie Gagne, Ed. D
Special Programs Director

(214) 780-3090

GagneL@hpisd.org

Vacant
Asst. Superintendent

(214) 780-3085

Tom Trigg, Ed. D
Superintendent
(214) 780-3002

TriggT@hpisd.org

Highland Park ISD
Board of Trustees
(214) 780-3000

BoardOfTrustees@hpisd.org