Special Education

Carmel Clay Schools provides services for students with disabilities, ages 3 through 21. Students are determined eligible for special education through a multidisciplinary evaluation coordinated by a school psychologist.

Working closely with families, teachers and administration, the district is committed to educating the student in the least restrictive environment. The majority of students attend their neighborhood schools and to the maximum extent appropriate, unless their Individual Education Plan (IEP) requires some other arrangements, is educated with their non-disabled peers.


Dr. Jay Arthur
Director of Special Services

Mrs. Maggie Merriman
Assistant Director of Special Services

Ms. Amy Roberts
Assistant Director of Special Services

Mrs. Tammy Thornbury
Assistant Director of Special Services

Mrs. Michele Soultz
Executive Secretary

Mrs. Jenny Clark
Compliance Officer

Mrs. Tammy Dixon
Data Entry Specialist

Contact Information

To contact a specific Orchard Park Elementary special education teacher, click on one of the links below.

Jenna Adams

Ruth Bass

Jacob Doan

Emily Lammers

Leah Murphy

Brian Nagy