brings unique expertise to create and launch new live online services
SAN FRANCISCO, February 18, 2014 - To help the company better meet the diverse needs of special education administrators, PresenceLearning appointed Debra Giacolone, the former Director of Exceptional Education and Student Services with the School District of DeSoto County, as its first Director of Special Education Services.
new role, Giacolone
will work with current and prospective PresenceLearning customers to create and launch new online services that bring the live expertise of highly sought-after professionals to students with special needs.
has first-hand practice managing an online special education services program, Debra
is the perfect candidate to help schools improve their student outcomes and manage their resources effectively."
Giacolone became acquainted with PresenceLearning and its services while she worked at the School District of DeSoto County in Arcadia, FL.
The district began using online speech therapy in 2012 to give students "anytime anywhere" access to PresenceLearning's
nationwide network of highly-qualified speech-language pathologists (SLPs).
In addition to overseeing the PresenceLearning implementation, Giacolone
also managed the district's IDEA, Homeless and Title 1 grants, coordinated Response to Intervention (RtI) and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) initiatives, and conducted Compliance Indicators and Department of Education reporting.
Prior to her role with the School District of DeSoto County, Giacolone was an assistant principal, Exceptional Education teacher and Inclusion specialist.
is able to discuss special education with a wide variety of audiences including educators, students, parents and clinicians," said Lynch.