Welcome to the Sullivan County Schools Department of Special Education. Our goal is that this site will provide you with information about our department, the services we provide, how to access those services and links to resources in the community. We serve students with disabilities from the ages of 3 through 21 years of age. We offer a range of services for students from consultation to school settings based on the needs of each individual student. If you think you have a child who needs our services, please contact us and let us help you with the process. Providing a free appropriate public education for students is our only priority.

Sullivan County special educators comprise a cohesive team of professionals who work collaboratively and individually to address the unique learning needs of students who qualify for services.

We are committed to educating disabled students in regular classes to the maximum extent appropriate. School multidisciplinary teams give careful consideration to the design and implementation of effective Individual Education Programs. In addition, the district provides a full continuum of special education program models:

  • Consultative
  • Itinerant
  • Regular Class with Support Services
  • Self-Contained Classes
  • Medical Homebound

Angela Buckles

Special Education Supervisor

Kristy Robinette

Special Education Coordinator

Kim Morelock


ALL children grow and develop at different rates.  A problem in one or two of the skill areas described may not be serious, but it is important to be certain. Click here to see a chart of standard developmental skills.  The sooner the delay in development is discovered, the sooner help can be offered. Screening is the first step in identifying children who may need special services.

Are you concerned about your child exhibiting any of the following characteristics?

  • Slow development
  • Difficulty with seeing or hearing
  • Difficulty with moving
  • Long-term health problems
  • Difficulty with speaking
  • Difficulty with getting along with others
  • Advanced academic talent

Sullivan County Schools will provide free screenings to assess skills in:

  • body coordination
  • self-help
  • knowledge/concepts/creativity
  • speech/language
  • getting along with others
  • vision/hearing

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Sullivan County Department of Education
154 Blountville Bypass
P.O. Box 306
Blountville, TN 37617
Phone:  423-354-1000
Fax:  423-354-1004