Student Services and Special Education

Blake Martin
Co-Director of Student Services and Special Education


 Blake Martin, Director of Special Education and Student Services

Our Mission

The purpose of the Jacksonville School District 117 Special Services Department is to provide an appropriate education for students with disabilities, in the least restrictive environment, that will enable them to reach their potential, both academically and personally, and to become functioning members of society. 

The Special Services Department includes special education teachers, school psychologists, speech/language specialists, school social workers, related service providers and paraprofessionals. Together we work in partnerships with regular education staff, administration and parents to plan and provide specialized academic and behavioral supports and services in order to promote success for students with exceptional needs.

Barbie Davidsmeyer
Co-Director of Student Services and Special Education


 Barbie Davidsmeyer


Mrs. Gina Hurrelbrink
Administrative Assistant

 Gina Hurrelbrink

310 N. Clay Court, 
Jacksonville, IL  62650     Phone: 217-243-7402     Fax: 217-243-3155

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Student Services and Special Education Staff

School Social Workers

Mission Statement:Jacksonville School District 117 school social workers empower educational partners by building and enhancing social/emotional life skills for academic and personal success. 

Click on the name below to read each Social Worker's full biography.  Updates coming soon!

Meg Lorton   

Jami Jamieson    

Adrienne VanBebber

Kelsey Mierzwa

Transition Adult Program
Diane Storey

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