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 download the application here, and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Angel Jones, M.Ed
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
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.
Greg Stanford, BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Certication #1-17-27158
Applied Behavior Analysis certification coursework at Florida Institute of Technology.
Master of Education in the Art of Teaching from William Carey University
Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern Mississippi
Mr. Greg has over 13 years of experience working with children in need of behavior modification. He has served as a psychiatric technician with Memorial Behavioral Health, as well as a special education teacher and the teacher for the autism class at the CARES Day School. This experience has given him a passion to pursue early intervention, which has been his primary focus as a BCBA for the last three years. His desire is to see students succeed as they learn to function and communicate in multiple environments.
Ashlyn Fletcher, BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Northern Colorado
Ms. Ashlyn has been providing services for children on the autism spectrum for over two years as a Registered Behavior Technician. Her love for these services has driven her to continue her education, earn a masters degree, and become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, which she is planning to test for this fall! Ms. Ashlyn loves to watch all the small accomplishments that lead to great successes for our children and families!
Taylor Lee, OTR/L, MOT
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!
Preschool Director/Registered Behavior Technician
Bachelors degree in Child Development from the University of Southern Mississippi
Masters degree in Child and Family Studies from the University of Southern Mississippi
Ms. Chelsea has years of experience working in preschools and early intervention. She became an RBT to provide these children with skills they need to be successful in the school and home settings. She works closely with our preschool program as a co-director to ensure our students have superior services and are ready to leave us and enter their next educational environment with success!
Shelby Hancock, MA, BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Masters of Arts in Special Education: Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University
Bachelor of Science Recreation, Park, Tourism: Recreational Therapy from Redford University
Shelby comes to GCES from Richmond, VA, and has almost 5 years experience delivering ABA services both in Richmond and on the MS Gulf Coast. She recently earned her masters degree in 2020, and passed her BCBA exam. Shelby's undergraduate years learning how to "facilitate fun" set her up for a love of working with children, and her foundational years at the Faison Center in Virginia sparked her love of high quality ABA and helping childrenm and adolescents make great strides as individuals and families. Shelby's professional interests include using ABA to aid in building communication and watching how this can open up huge milestones for our clients and their families.
Honey Brooks, OTR/L, MOT
Master of Occupational Therapy from Bellmont University
Mrs. Honey has 21 years of experience helping individuals with occupational skills, sensory intergration, and motor skills. While most of her career was spent in geriatrics, she began her journey in pediatrics and has a passion for early intervention and helping our younger children reach their full potential!
Meaghan Lamey, BS
Special Education Specialist
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from William Carey University
Special Education Endorsement for Mild/Moderate Disabilities
Ms. Meaghan has 8 years of experience in education including general education, inclusion, specialized interventions, and leading a self-contained special education classroom. Ms. Meaghan takes her knowledge and experience to meet each child whereever they are in the current abilities and creates targeted instruction to help them grow and overcome academic obstacles. Our students at GCES have show amazing growth in her classes and we can't wait see what others will accomplish through her services here!