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Special Services


 Special Services Office Personnel:

Contact Information
James McFarland     Director of Student Services

  150 East Sixth Street
Franklin, OH 45005
Phone:   937.743.8602

Contact Information
 Barbara Lee     Special Services Secretary

  150 East Sixth Street
Franklin, OH 45005
Phone:   937.743.8602

Special Services Program


Franklin City Schools offers a continuum of services to meet the needs of its student population.  This includes RTI, Title I, and Special Education services.  For those students who are evaluated and found eligible for special education services, a variety of supports are provided.  

This continuum includes Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III classroom supports.  At the elementary level, Tier I special education supports are provided at all five elementary schools serving students 1st through 6th grades and our ECC serving students in kindergarten.  For students needing additional supports beyond those provided within the Tier I framework, Tier II classrooms (located at Pennyroyal Elementary) are available.  Placement within these classrooms is determined by the IEP team.  For our students with severe educational needs, our Tier III (MD) classrooms provide intensive supports and are located at Gerke Elementary.  At the junior high and high school levels (7th through 12th grade), the full continuum of supports exists within each building.  

Franklin City Schools presently employs 33 intervention specialists, 2 school psychologists, 3 speech-language pathologists, and contracts with the Warren County ESC for additional Preschool and Tier III (MD) intervention specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, and school psychologists.  The district's special education staff serves approximately 550 identified PK-12th-grade students.


School Psychologists


In Franklin, the school psychologist chairs evaluation teams including interpreting information and recommendations. The school psychologist works to respond to new referrals in a timely manner, complete initial referrals and reevaluation within timelines, work with parents to guide them through the evaluation/re-evaluation process, work collaboratively with teams to complete the evaluations, and work with parents and teams to accept and/or reevaluate transfer students.  The psychologist uses a wide range of psychological instruments and procedures to evaluate students’ cognitive, academic and behavioral skills.

Phone: (937) 743-8602

Franklin School Psychologists Assignments:

Jaymi Shroder

  • Bishop Fenwick High School
  • Franklin High School
  • Franklin Junior High School (8th Grade)
  • Hunter Elementary
  • Warren County Career Center


Heather Schneider

  • Anthony Wayne Elementary
  • Franklin Junior High School (7th Grade)
  • Gerke Elementary
  • Schenck Elementary


Tiffany Hackney

  • Hampton Bennett/Early Childhood Center
  • Pennyroyal Elementary

Additional information about the role of school psychologists: