The Columbia Public Schools Special Services department provides staff, resources, and supports throughout the district depending on the needs of students in each building. The broad range of special education services and supports allows most of our children with disabilities to be served in the student's home school. In the past, special educators were an isolated system of support. Today, regular educators and special educators work together with parents to teach children with and without disabilities in a variety of settings in each school.
Our Mission: To prepare our students with disabilities to be valued and contributing members of our community.
Our Vision: To individualize the instruction and supports necessary for students in special education to reach their educational goals.
Our Values: Trust, Integrity, Transparency, Collaboration, Empathy, Grace
Contact UsColumbia Public SchoolsSpecial Services1818 West Worley StreetColumbia, MO 65203Phone: (573) 214-3462Fax: (573) 214-3402Office Hours:7:30 am - 5:00 pmMonday - Friday
Director of Special Services:
Ms. Alyse Monsees, Director
Assistant Director of Special Services:
Ms. Liana Vessell, Assistant Director