Office for Exceptional Children (OEC)

115 S. Ludlow St.
Dayton OH 45402
Tel. (937) 542-3353
Fax (937) 542-3340

Angela Nichols

Administrative Specialist
Stephanie Underwood - (937) 542-3583

Associate Directors
Micah Barcelo, ECIP - (937) 542-3253
Rosa Parks

Cliff Clements - (937) 542-3474
Out-of-district schools

Michelle Dinsmore - Educational Interpreters - (937) 542-3385
Fairview, Valerie, Edwin Joel Brown, and Belmont

Kristen Edwards - Mental Health Techs - (937) 542-3438
Belle Haven, Cleveland, Kiser, and Kemp

Cheryl Owens - Speech Therapy - (937) 542-3142 
Meadowdale High School, Thurgood Marshall STEM High School and Wright Brothers Middle School

Karen Robinson-Jeter, Adapted Physical Education 0 (937) 542-3420
Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy, Dunbar, Edison, Meadowdale PreK-6, Meadowdale High School, and Wogaman Middle School

Natalie Rose, OT/PT, Audiologists - (937) 542-3440
Eastmont, Horace Mann, River's Edge, and Ruskin

 Elizabeth Watson - Speech Therapists - (937) 542-3281
Belmont, Charity Adams Earley, Edwin Joel Brown Middle School, Stivers School for the Arts, Westwood and World of Wonder

Data Tech
Mary Early - (937) 542-3292

OEC Receptionist/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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