Special Education Department

  • The mission of the Lytle ISD Special Education Department is to provide supportive and challenging opportunities for individual successes so that all our students will become productive members of their communities.  Our goal is to design a quality program for students with special needs to obtain skills that will assist them in becoming self-sufficient and independent adults. 

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    Children from birth through age 22, who are blind and/or deaf, and children from 3 through 21 years of age with other disabilities are eligible for a free appropriate, public education. For more information call special education office at 830-709-5128. 

    Some of the support services we provide include Counseling Services, Occupational Therapy, Orientation and Mobility Services, Physical Therapy, Transportation, Assistive Technology and Adaptive Equipment, Psychological Services, Extended School Year, Information and Referral for Community Services, Speech Therapy, Inclusion, and Transition Services.


Special Education Staff

  • Robby Pierce, Director of Special Education

    Amanda Hill, Administrative Assitant

    Josephine Rocha, Assessment Records | Translator

    Deborah Wagner, Speech Language Pathologist

    Francisca Tamayo, Speech Language Pathologist

    Lindsey Shipley, Educational Diagnostician

    Jackie Stoner, Educational Diagnostician  

    Sarah Cook, Special Education Counselor | LSSP

    Mashyell Calderon, Behavioral Specialist | Transition Coordinator

    Akeila Banks, Physical Therapist

    Vicki Coronado, Visually Impaired Itinerant Teacher

    Exa Curtis, Visually Impaired Itinerant Teacher

    Patrice Horner (Pleasanton ISD), Auditory Impaired Itinerant Teacher

    Lori Ralph – Occupational Therapist

    Patricia Rutan (Pleasanton ISD) – Orientation & Mobility Specialist

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Our Stories

  • 12-10-2021 Shout Out to Devine Acres!

    A big “Thank You” to Devine Acres for donating this beautiful tree to our Junior High/High School Like Skills classroom! They were gracious enough to let us go pick & cut down a tree and bring it back, along with an awesome hayride & help feeding their animal farm. Our students loved it! So courteous and welcoming to our staff and students. Thank you so much.

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  • 10-28-2021 Lytle Primary and Elementary Enjoy Get Active Day at Edgewood Stadium!

    This video is sure to make you smile! Thank you to our Lytle Special Education Director Robby Pierce and his entire staff for doing such a great job partnering with campuses as well as organizations and businesses in our community to create fabulous inclusive opportunities. You all ensure our students' learning experiences are also treasured, meaningful memories of their school days.

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  • 6-1-2021 Retirements!

    Last week, fellow Pirates, Robyn Fender, Mark Fender, Mary Woodruff, Irene Robbins, and Marcy Rothe retired after many years of dedicated service to our district. We wish you all well and hope that you enjoy your next adventures.

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  • 3-30-2021 Egg-cited

    Junior High and High School students learn life skills while working and assisting our Ag teachers with their chicken coop, also our students have also been using the eggs they collect for work base learning in our kitchen. We wanted to make use of everything, so, we started saving the shells and today we finished up our project, it was a great team effort! Some cutting, painting, stuffing, gluing, and done! Now it’s time to sweep and clean up, you know, the fun part!

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  • 12-18-2020 B.E.S.T. Award Recipient Deborah Wagner

    The Texas Baptists Cooperative Program awards Lytle ISD Speech Pathologist Deborah Wagner the BEST Award, which stands for Baptist Educators Serving Texas. This is the first year for this recognition.

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Special Education Photo Albums


  • Parent and Community Involvement - We believe the parental and community involvement is essential to quality education. When parents participate, they become partners in the planning and teaching of their child.

    Referral for Special Education - The referral process begins with a call to the student’s campus counselor, beginning the Response to Intervention (RTI) process. This process can be explained by your student’s campus counselor. Referrals can be made by: parents or guardians or other family members teachers adult student (18 years or older).

    Disabilities - Speech or Language Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, Other Health Impairment, Emotional Disturbance, Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism ,Visual Impairment, Auditory Impairment, Deaf-Blindness, Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairment, NCEC (Ages 3-5)

    Instructional Settings- (1) Mainstream/Inclusion: Providing Special Education and related services according to Individual Education Plans to students whose instruction and related services are provided in general education with Special Education support. (2) Homebound: Providing Special Education services for students confined to home/hospital a minimum of 4 weeks and requiring licensed physician’s documentation. (3) Speech Therapy: Providing speech therapy services. (4) Resource/Related Services: Providing Special Education and related services in a setting other than general education for less that 50% of the student’s school day. (5) Self-Contained Mild/Moderate/Severe: Providing Special Education instruction and related services to student in a Special Education program for more than 50% of the student’s school day. (6) Non Public Day School: Providing Special Education and related services through a contractual agreement with an approved nonpublic day school.   (7) Vocational Adjustment Class (VAC):  Providing Special Education, academic, or job-related instruction to students who are placed on a job with regularly scheduled direct involvement by Special Education staff.  (8) Residential Care and Treatment Facility:  Providing Special Education and related services to students that have a disability and reside in care treatment facility, and whose parents do not reside within the boundaries of the school district providing educational services to the student.  (9) Off Home Campus: Providing Special Education and related services to students that meet one of the following criteria: (a) The student is one of a group of students from more than one school district served at a single location in another school district when a FAPE is not available in the sending district . (b) The student is provided instruction by school district personnel in a facility (other than a nonpublic day school) not operated by a school district. 118 (c) The student is in a self-contained program at a separate campus operated by your school district that provides only special education and related services.