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Special Education Services



Southwestern Consolidated Schools provides special education services to all students with disabilities; and, they are supported through a continuum of services and programs. Southwestern Consolidated Schools collaborates with Earlywood Educational Services (EES) in supporting all students with disabilities. EES supplements local programs by providing specialized training, personnel, and services. EES is a special education cooperative serving six school districts just south of Indianapolis, including Southwestern Consolidated Schools.


If you have questions regarding special education services you may contact your child’s building principal, the district’s special education coordinator, your child’s teacher of record, or staff at Earlywood Educational Services.  


Principals at Southwestern Consolidated Schools include:

  • Curtis Chase, Southwestern Jr./Sr. High School Principal  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Joshua Edwards, Southwestern Elementary Principal  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special Education Staff at Southwestern Consolidated Schools includes:

  • Laura Kohrman, Special Education Coordinator and Speech-Language Pathologist  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Cara Bentham, Jr/Sr High 7th grade Resource Teacher and 7-12 Life Skills Teacher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Emily Haugh, SWE Pre-K Teacher of Record and K-6 Life Skills Teacher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Denise Mitchell, 8-12 Resource Teacher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Kassie Utley, K-6 Resource Teacher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The administration at EES includes:

  • Dr. Angela Balsely, Executive Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mrs. Stephanie Lawless, Assistant DirectoThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Some additional resources that are available regarding special education include:

Article 7 (English)

Article 7 (Spanish)

Navigating the Course: Finding Your Way Through Indiana’s Special Education Rules

Procedural Safeguards and Parent Rights (English)

Procedural Safeguards and Parent Rights (Spanish)

The Indiana Department of Special Education


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    • District Office

      Southwestern Consolidated School District
      3406 W 600 S
      Shelbyville, IN 46176

      Dr. Paula Maurer, Superintendent
      Phone: 317-729-5746
      Fax: 317-729-5330

      Jr./Sr. High School

      Southwestern Jr./Sr. HS
      3406 W 600 S
      Shelbyville, IN 46176

      Mr. Curtis Chase, Principal
      Mr. Brady Days, Asst. Principal
      Phone: 317-729-5122
      Fax: 317-729-2424
    • Elementary

      Southwestern Elementary
      3406 W 600 S
      Shelbyville IN 46176

      Mr. Joshua Edwards, Principal
      Phone: (317)-729-5320
      Fax: (317)-729-5370

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