Special Education Department

Welcome to the Special Education Department of Paint Branch High School. Mrs. Christine Genua is the Resource Teacher for the Resource Program, Learning and Academic Disabilities Program (LAD), and Learning for Independence Program (LFI). Karla Calloway is the Program Specialist for the Bridge Program.

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Mission Statement

Through the collaboration of an interdisciplinary team including classes that provide specialized instruction by highly qualified teachers we empower students to strive toward academic success within the least restrictive environment.
For students with disabilities our goal is to:

  • Increase graduation rate
  • Increase life options
  • Provide opportunities to foster a community oriented spirit

Office Hours: 7:20 AM- 2:50 PM
Academic Support Hours: See individual classes on Edline (Edline link)


Special Education Staff Members

Christine Genua, Resource Teacher Special Education
Telephone LAD, LFI: 301-388-9958

 Karla Calloway, Secondary Program Specialist
Telephone ED Cluster: 301-388-9954



LAD Teachers 


Amanda Bowman

Richard Dorceus

Nicole Edwards

Daphne Hardin

Arjunia Oakley

Rachel Sharlin

Wayne See

Eric Sampson

Mike Schiller

Julia Schultze

Joseph Thomas



Special Education ParaEducators



    Ani   Aghguiguian

    Karen Bailey-Smith

    Janet Clay

    Michael Nesmith

    Isabel Olivencia

    Gwynethe Sanders

    Dorene Snyder

    Patsy Squire

    April Stfumph

    Dee Thoren


Learning For Independence Teachers



Gloria Cottman

Megan Kavcsak

Chitra Ramachandran

Carole Raymond


  LFI ParaEducators



Nisaa Abdul Karim

 Natalia Aviles

 Susan Kangabou

 Kieran Lally

Suzanne  Rahn

Denise Ross

Tom Sloane



Transition Teacher



Andrea  Schneider


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