• Grapevine Middle School Special Services Department 

    Department Leader: Amanda (Kara) Acevedo

    Diagnostician: Amanda Acevedo
    School PsychologistDr. Ann Taylor, Psy.D.
    Speech Pathologist: Jill Fanelli

    Literacy Intervention Specialist:  Amy Keith


    Core Classes






    Nancy Quick
    Clair Song
    Leslie Kinunen
    Shannon Elkins
    Lauren McCoy 
    Peter Rimby 
    Rodney Williams 


    Inclusion Aides:


    Diane Raymer 
    Brittnay Foster 
    Christine Finlay
    Lainey Crum

    GCISD Mission Statement:

    Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is committed to providing quality services to students with disabilities.  This commitment is based upon the belief that special education is a service and not a place. Each student identified with a disability and a demonstrated educational need for special education services is provided access to the general curriculum and opportunities to progress in the general curriculum.                                    

               GCISD Special Services


    The Special Education department employs two Inclusion Teachers per grade level, in addition to one Inclusion Paraprofessional.  We also have a Paraprofessional who moves throughout grade levels to work with students.  Inclusion personnel work in general education classrooms, offering assistance to special education students and all others who might need extra help with a concept. 


    Several Special Education teachers teach Resource classes in Reading, Writing, and Math to instruct students at their academic level.  These classes allow students to work in a small group setting on specific skills.


    GMS also provides services for students who need to learn life skills.  Many of these students participate and are quite successful in the Special Olympics program.


    The LEVELS room at GMS provides support for students who face behavioral or social challenges.  Some students may have an elective class in this setting to learn social skills.


Last Modified on September 1, 2016