Special Education Services: Our Purpose

  • Athens City Schools provides a comprehensive array of services to meet the needs of students, ages three through twenty-one, who have been identified as disabled. Services provided to any given child are based upon that child's individual needs.  Our mandate is to assure that each child receives a free, appropriate, public education.  Special education services are designed to provide the supports necessary to allow a child to derive meaningful benefit from his or her educational experience.

Exceptional Services Coordinator

Phone: 256.771.7136


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Psychology, Auburn University M.Ed. Collaborative Education, Auburn University M.Ed. Instructional Leadership, Alabama A&M Ed.D. Instructional Leadership, The University of Alabama

Dr. Jessica Lynn

Jessica Lynn has been part of the Athens City Schools team since 2008 where she began as a Preschool Special Education Teacher in the Eagles Nest PK Program for four years. She then served as Special Education Teacher at Athens Intermediate School. Prior to moving to the Athens area, she served three years as a Special Education Teacher for Auburn City Schools. 

She is married and has two boys who are students in the Athens City Schools. She is an active member of the church and enjoys spending time with her family. As the Exceptional Services Coordinator, Jessica considers it a privilege to serve students with special abilities and their families.