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Welcome to the Department of Special Education

The Office of Special Education aims to provide inclusive supports to facilitate and enable students to receive quality instruction, discover personal and academic strengths and make progress toward individual student goals. Friendswood ISD provides a Continuum of Special Education Supports for students, determined on an individual basis, through the Admission / Review / Dismissal (ARD) process.  

We are committed to providing a Free and Appropriate Public Education to ensure all students make educational progress in their least restrictive environment.  The Admission / Review / Dismissal (ARD) process is followed to determine which services a student requires in order to access his/her educational environment. This collaborative process includes the student, parents, teachers, administrators, assessment staff, and other relevant related service staff based on student needs.

402 Laurel Drive 77546

Executive Director of Special Services: Dahria Driskell


The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families.

Contact information:
Phone: 1-855-773-3839
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Special Education Supports and Programs




Name/Email Title
Dahria Driskell Executive Director of Special Education

Angie Jackson

Secretary to the Executive Director of Special Education
Kimberly Davis, BCBA Special Education Coordinator
Jann Davies Transition Coordinator
Tricia Robinson Lead LSSP
Amy Tallman Special Education Instructional Coordinator
Samantha Eubanks FHS ARD Facilitator
Allison Loehmann FJH ARD Facilitator
Caryn Stamper Bales ARD Facilitator
Rachel Chapman Windsong ARD Facilitator
Melissa Kirk Cline ARD Facilitator
Kathy Basso Westwood ARD Facilitator
Kendall Bedingfield PEIMS Clerk
Donna Mims ARD Clerk