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Who Are We?

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is committed to providing quality services to students with disabilities. This commitment is based upon the belief that special education is a service and not a place. Each student identified with a disability and a demonstrated educational need for special education services is provided access to the general curriculum and opportunities to progress in the general curriculum.

A team of stakeholders, including parents, teachers, administrators, and other specialists, work together to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) to address each student’s educational needs, followed by consideration of the type and level of support each student needs to meet IEP goals.

GCISD adheres to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and ensures that every student with disabilities is placed in the Least Restrictive Environment needed to allow success in achieving IEP goals.

Additional Information

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GCISD Transition and Employment Designee (TED)

Mary Marion
Special Services Coordinator
[email protected]


Texas Education Agency - Special Education

Resources on Special Education in Texas 

The Dyslexia Handbook 2021 Updates
TEA Flyer: Information for Families to Understand (English)
TEA Flyer: Cambios que las Familias deben Entender (en español)

TEA Supplemental Special Education Services
SSES English Resource Flyer
SSES Resource Flyer - en español

TEA Updates in Special Education
Information Flyer (English)
Information Flyer (en español)
Information for Families - English
Information for Families - en español

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Legal Framework

Procedural Safeguards
Procedural Safeguards - English
Procedural Safeguards - en español

Texas Transition and Employment Guide

SPEDTEX: Special Education Information Center
The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families
Phone: 1-855-733-3839
Email: i[email protected]

Staff/District Contacts

Dr. J. Wiechmann
JoAnn Wiechmann, Ed.D.
Executive Director of Special Services
[email protected]
Audrey Thomas
Audrey Thomas, M.A.
Director of Special Services
[email protected]
Ticia Trelouw
Ticia Terlouw
Coordinator of Special Services
[email protected]
Mary Marion
Mary Marion
Coordinator of Special Services
[email protected]
  Lara Cantu
Lara Cantu
Coordinator of Special Services
[email protected]


Parent Access to Special Education Documents
Parents and guardians will receive access to their child's special education documents through our secure eStar Parent Portal. Parents will be notified by email when a document is shared with them. They can then log into eStar to view the documents. For additional information on Parent Access to Special Education Documents, click here.

House Bill 657 puts into law procedures that are currently in place under the Student Success Initiative for the state of Texas as follows:

  • HB 657 applies to students receiving special education services.
  • When a student is not successful on a state assessment an ARD meeting is required prior to the second test administration.
  • The ARD committee will determine if the student has made sufficient progress in the measurable academic goals in the student's IEP.
  • The ARD committee will consider the student's progress when determining if additional assessment is required.
  • The ARD committee will determine the accelerated instruction necessary to address the student's needs.

Record destruction schedule set by state regulations

Consistent with the notification requirements set forth in federal and state regulations regarding the destruction of confidential records, Special Education records for students withdrawn, dismissed or graduated on or before June 2017 will be destroyed June 01, 2023 (34 CFR 300.624).

If you have any questions about this process or about student specific records, you may contact personnel at GCISD's Special Services Department at (817) 251-5488.