|Director of Special Education
Dr. Kight began her role in special education as a teacher for students who are blind-low vision (BLV) with the Northwest Indiana Special Education Cooperative in Crown Point, Indiana. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University then moved to Indianapolis and taught for Indianapolis Public Schools working as an itinerant teacher for blind-low vision students. During that time, she enrolled at Purdue University and obtained her Master’s degree in special education for students with a specific learning disability. Dr. Kight worked for the Indiana Department of Education, Division of Exceptional Learners for twelve years. She relocated to Florida and worked for the University of South Florida providing and supervising the provision of professional development. When she returned to Indiana she taught at and provided ongoing professional development through Ball State University for seven years, where she obtained her doctorate in education. In 2007, Dr. Kight returned to work for the Indiana Department of Education and at the time of her departure was the Acting Director of Special Education for the State of Indiana. In 2010, she came to Franklin Township as the Director of Special Education.
Roles and Responsbilities:
As the Director of Special Education, Dr. Kight ensures district-wide compliance with all state and federal special education monitoring indicators. She provides ongoing professional development and awareness of current legislative issues pertaining to students with an identified disability. Dr. Kight also oversees the development of Section 504 learning plans, the provision of homebound and educational services to students with a disability who are expelled. She works closely with building administrators throughout the district to guarantee special education services are provided in a timely and reliable manner. Dr. Kight also provides technical assistance and guidance for parents of students who have an identified disability.