Office for Exceptional Children (OEC)

115 S. Ludlow St., Dayton OH 45402
Tel. (937) 542-3353 - Fax (937) 542-3456

Chief of OEC
Angela Nichols, Ph. D. 

Administrative Specialist
Stephanie Underwood - (937) 542-3583

Associate Directors
Michelle Dinsmore - (937) 542-3385
Kristen Edwards - (937) 542-3438
Kathleen Hytla - (937) 542-3440
Karen Robinson-Jeter - (937) 542-3420
Promise Spaeth - (937) 542-3353

Data Tech
Mary Early - (937) 542-3292

OEC Records Clerk
Tierra Painter - (937) 542-3233

Placement Specialist
Ashley Wiggins - (937) 542-3464

State & Federal Compliance Coordinator
Eugene Nwankwo - (937) 542-3431

English Learner Services

Teresa Troyer, ESL Program Coordinator, 937-542-3344
Minerva Quiles, Dual Language Program Coordinator, 937-542-3579
Hubert Matumaini, Refugee Outreach/Welcome Centers Coordinator, 937-542-7353

Did you know?

Dayton Public Schools has the best special education services in the area!

We offer ...

  • Large motor, physical, occupational, speech, mental health, vision, orientation, hearing, and music therapies.
  • Two programs with services to children with varying degrees of hearing and language impairments.
  • Vision services that are not readily offered in most school districts and charter schools.

Our preschool special education programs cover the span of Montgomery County. The OEC strives to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children and families, as well as fulfilling the district's mission:
"To equip our students to achieve success in a global society by implementing an effective and rigorous curriculum with fidelity."

Informational Documents:

Understanding the Special Needs Process (PDF)

 "Who's Idea is This?": A Parent's Guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Eligibility Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004


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