Gulf Coast Education Solutions, LLC
Gulf Coast Education Solutions, LLC  

Service Providers

GCES service providers are highly-trained, experienced and dedicated to the success of our students. Our team members are part of a strong support system that uses a multidisciplinary approach by working together in order to create customized solutions to help all students achieve their goals.  Each provider is encouraged and enabled to pursue continuing education courses in order to grow and develop professionally.  We never stop learning!

 

If you are intertested in joining our team and making a difference in the life of a child, please apply here.

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Angel Jones, M.Ed

Owner/Teacher/Dyslexia Therapist

 

Masters of Education in Special Education from William Carey University

Masters of Education in Dyslexia Therapy from William Carey University

 

Mrs. Jones has over 10 years experience as a Special Education Teacher and Case Manager in the public school system and providing private services.  This includes teaching students with a wide range of learning disabilities. She has numerous hours of continuing education credits in the area of Autism and Related Developmental Disorders.  She also has training and experience in a variety of specialized interventions and programs designed to address specific learning needs.  Mrs. Jones is able to help families navigate through the special education system and help get their child the services that are most beneficial for their development and education in and out of school.

 

Billi Sumrall, MS CCC/SLP

ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist

 

Master of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Southeastern Louisiana University

Bachelor of Science in Speech & Hearing Science from the University of South Alabama

 

Mrs. Billi has 25 years experience working as a speech-language pathologist.  She has provided services for students in Pre-K through high school.  

 

She currently provides services for after-school and summer sessions.

Dr. Becky Turner

Psychologist

 

Bachelor of Science in Special Education from University of Wisconsin

Master of Science in Specific Learning Disabilities from University of South Alabama

Education Doctorate in School Psychology from Auburn University

 

Dr. Turner has 14 years experience as a special education teacher and 28 years experience as a school psychologist.  She spent one year as the Director of a mental health clinic, Children's Health Fund, and 4 years as an adjunct professor for the University of Southern Alabama.  She has conducted countless assessments for students with suspected learning disabilties to help determine achievement and functional levels, eligibility for special education services, and the presence of other learning deficits.

Jill Geertsema, CCC/SLP

ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist

 

Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology/Audiology from Delta State University and

Masters of Arts in Communicative Disorders from the University of Lousiana.

 

Mrs. Jill has over 20 years of experience working with individuals with speech and language disorders.  She has a passion for early intervention and loves to see the success of her students are they learn to communicate!  

Taylor Lee, OTR/L, MOT

Occupational Therapist

 

Master of Occupational Therapy from University of Mississippi Medical Center

 

Mrs. Taylor has one year of pediatric experience behind her, and is excited to help children reach their potential for many years to come. She is passionate about utilizing play as means to engage children in mastering the occupations of childhood in their everyday lives!

 

Rachel Sims, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

 

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Lousinana at Monroe

Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Southern Mississippi

 

Ms. Rachel has three years experience treating children and adolescents with mental health and behavioral disorders.  She is also a Nationally Board-Certified Counselor who is trained in TFCBT and EMDR therapy for those living with PTSD.  She has personal experience with children with special needs and is excited to be part of a team that works together to treat the "whole" child and help them reach their full potential!

 

Lauren Nemer-Kaiser, MS, BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

 

Masters Degree in Psychology-Applied Behavior Analysis

 

Lauren is the founder of Hoomhouse Online Autism Therapy.  She has a passion for helping others. After serving individuals with disabiliities in both a clinical and home setting, she is excited to be able to provide applied behavior analysis service through technology by supervising Registered Behavior Technicians with our on-site therapy.

 

Jamie Farnham, M.Ed

Special Education Specialist

 

Masters of Education in Special Education from William Carey University 

 

Mrs. Jamie has eleven years experience in teaching life skills and Special Education. Throughout her career, she has worked extensively with students with intellectual disabilities, brain injuries, and many on the autism spectrum. She has had multiple opportunities to gain experience helping students use AAC devices. She has also received training and gained knowledge in many specialized areas of education including: how to work with students with vision impairments and who are deaf or hard of hearing; the TEACCH approach, ABA, and conscience discipline.  She has a genuine passion to find ways to help every child and individual succeed!

Mrs. Jamie is currently obtaining her certification as a Registered Behavior Technician and is pursuing a second Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis to come a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

 

 

Sarah Beaugez, PT

Physical Therapist

 

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center

 

 

 

While she has always worked in many different therapy settings over the last thirty-five years, she continues to remember her first love; pediatrics.  Since the fourth grade, Helen Keller has been her hero, along with her teacher, Annie Sullivan.  Why? Because Ms. Beaugez understands what can happen when a patient and instructor work hand-in-hand to reach the goals put forth in a plan of care agreed upon by the patient/family, PT, and the primary care provider.          

Among other educaitonal opportunities within the realm of physical therapy, Ms. Beaugez has studied via the Brain and Sensory Foundations, which implements "Movements that Heal".  Combined with neuro re-education for gross and fine motor sensory integration, she is capable of recognizing and addressing absent, or decreased, integration or normal developmental reflexes.  

 

Contact Us

Gulf Coast Education Solutions, LLC

 

15489 Dedeaux Rd.

Gulfport, MS 39503

 

(228) 357-5671

ajones@gulfcoastedsolutions.com

 

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