Shelia N. Anthony, Ed.D.
     Director of Exceptional Services


    From the Office of Exceptional Services, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the students, parents, community, faculty, and staff of the Canton Public School District. We are dedicated to providing quality services to all students within our district that have been identified as having a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act  2004 and the intellectually gifted. We are staffed with 30 exceptional services teachers, 2 gifted teachers, a certified nurse assistant, an occupational therapist, a physical therapist, and 9 paraprofessional aides. The administrative team consists of a director, an administrative assistant, a case manager, a psychometrist, and a functional behavioral specialist. With the changing population within our district, it is extremely important that we are all aware of the various disabilities for which we provide services.
    Our qualified staff serves students with the following disabilities: 

    Speech/Language Disabilities
    Specific Learning Disabilities
    Intellectual Disability
    Emotional Disability
    Hearing Impaired
    Visually Impaired
    Orthopedically Impaired
    Multiple Disabilities
    Other Health Impaired
    Developmentally Delayed (ages 3-5 years)

    Traumatic Brain Injury 

    We provide services for these disability categories within all of our schools. If you have additional information regarding evaluation, placement, and/or services, please contact our office at 601.859.2179.

     Ms. Anthony is looking forward to working with her new staff in the Exceptional Services Department and serving the students and families of the district.