• ESE Contacts (K-12)

    Who should I contact if I have a question?  

    The Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Department of Sarasota County Schools empowers families by providing learning opportunities, as well as academic and social support and interventions. We understand the importance of communication and hope that the steps outlined in this diagram will help you identify your student’s support network and the contact progression to get the answers to your questions in an efficient and timely manner. 

    Contact Progression of Support


  • Charlene Meyer, Program Specialist
    Bay Haven, Emma E Booker, Southside, Tatum Ridge
    Booker Middle, Booker High
    Program Areas: Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH), Dual-Sensory Impairment (DSI), Visual Impairment (VI), Orthopedic Impairment (OI), Occupational & Physical Therapy (OT/PT)

    Lyna Jimenez-Ruiz, Program Specialist
    Alta Vista, Brentwood, Fruitville
    McIntosh Middle, Sarasota High
    Program Areas: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disabilities (InD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Developmental Delay (DD), Access Points, Enterprise Program, Transition, Post-Secondary  

    Danielle Moon-Estep, Program Specialist
    Gulf Gate, Phillippi Shores, Wilkinson
    Brookside Middle, Riverview High
    Program Areas:  Compliance, Hospital Homebound (HHB)

    Heather Wiebke, Program Specialist
    Tuttle, Lakeview, Gocio, Sarasota Middle, Oak Park, Triad
    Program Areas: Other Health Impaired (OHI), Emotional/Behavioral Disability (EBD), Compliance  

    Lynsey Davis, Program Specialist
    Ashton, Taylor Ranch, Venice Elem, Laurel Nokomis, Pineview
    Suncoast Polytech High, Sarasota Virtual
    Program Areas: Gifted, Language Impairment (LI), Speech Impairment (SI)  

    Elizabeth Lewis, Program Specialist
    Cranberry, Englewood, Lamarque,
    Heron Creek Middle, Woodlawn Middle, Venice High
    Program Areas: Access Points, Intellectual Disabilities (InD), Enterprise Program, Transition, Post-Secondary  

    Sarah Anderson, Program Specialist
    Atwater, Glenallen, Garden, Toledo Blade
    Venice Middle, North Port High
    Program Areas: Specific Learning Disability (SLD)

    Karen West, Program Specialist
    Program Areas: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)