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Welcome to Special Services

Special Education Director - Dr. Heather Hayes

Thank you for visiting the Bradley County Schools Department of Special Services web page.  Our purposes include the identification of preschool children ages three through five and school-age students ages five through twenty-one suspected of a disability. 

Our goal is to provide every child with special needs a high-quality education regardless of their ability or background and provide services and programming that enable each child to become a productive and independent member of society.


  • All children learn best when schools and parents form partnerships on their behalf; and
  • Every child has valuable contributions to make to their school and their community that should be recognized and nurtured.
  • All children benefit from meaningful access to the general education curriculum

Disability Categories in Tennessee

A student who is eligible for special education services in the state of Tennessee must be identified in one of the following categories and display a need for special education services.