Office of Student Services & Certified Personnel

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Office of Student Services & Certified Personnel

Director Student Services & Certified Personnel

Director Student Services & Certified Personnel

Gary Walker

Director of Student Services & Certified Personnel

306 E. Whittier Ave.

Fairborn, Ohio 45324

The Office of Student Services is responsible for the District's student population in the following areas: 

  • Attendance

  • Health Services

  • OGT

  • Special Education

  • Discipline/Consequences

  • Student Records

  • District Policies & Regulations

  • District Forms

  • Health Issues

  • Enrollment

  • Impact Aid & Federal Regulation

  • Special Education Services

  • Psychological Services

  • Guidance & Social Workers

  • Drug Free Workplace & Schools 

For Inquiries About Special Education Services, Please Contact:

Rebekah Ahrens

Administrative Assistant, Special Education Services


[email protected]

Jill Anon

Special Education Supervisor


Marchelle Lumpkin-Mucha

Special Education Supervisor


Danielle Wyen
Special Education & Pre-School Supervisor



Fairborn City Schools provides a variety of high quality preschool experiences for children ages 3-5. The programs adhere to a developmentally appropriate curriculum that is research based and aligned to Ohio’s Early Learning Content Standards. Instructional strategies are individualized in accordance with the diverse needs, abilities, interests, and backgrounds of the children. Encouraging each child’s self-worth is an important part of the learning process. Parent involvement is also a strong focus of our program.

All of Fairborn's programs are licensed through the Ohio Department of Education. All certified staff have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education or Early Childhood Education.


The FCS Preschool Program is located at Fairborn Primary School, and provides special education services through both itinerant services and center-based preschool services. Both services are free to children 3-5 years of age who qualify for special education services.

Center-based preschool classes: Our classes include both children with disabilities and typically developing peers. An early intervention specialist and teacher assistant are responsible for each class of children. Children from the community are invited to register as tuition students for a nominal fee. Typically developing students must be toilet trained. Students with special needs are enrolled after an evaluation by the Special Education Department. Related therapy services, include but are not limited to: speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adapted physical education. Transportation is provided to children as indicated in their IEP.

The preschool classes meet Monday through Thursday for 2 hours and 50 minutes, morning and afternoon. The morning session is from 8:55am – 11:45am. The afternoon session is from 12:30pm – 3:20pm. No classes are held on Fridays. The teachers use this day for preschool screenings, assessments, IEP meetings, team meetings, program planning/development, parent conferences, and staff development activities. 

Itinerant services: Itinerant special education services are available to identified students who are attending community preschool programs or whose parents prefer they receive services within their home. These services include, but are not limited to: direct services to the student, consultation and coaching to teachers/parents/support staff, technical assistance, and sharing of resources.

For further information, if you suspect your child may have a disability or delay, contact Betsy Spain at 937-878-3961. You will receive information and a packet to begin the screening process.

For general questions about special education services or for students transferring from another school district, contact Noelia Polanco at 937-878-3961 or by email at [email protected] .


The FCS Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program is located at Fairborn Primary School. The program provides a classroom based preschool program that is open to the community. The majority of students are typically developing with some students receiving itinerant special education services. A tuition sliding scale is provided for families. Students who are at least 3 years of age and not eligible for kindergarten are welcome to apply. Students must be toilet trained.

The preschool class meets Monday through Friday for 2 hours and 50 minutes, morning only. The morning session is from 8:55am – 11:45am. 

To enroll, contact FPS Administrative Secretary Kim Pardi, at Fairborn Primary School at 937-878-8668.

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Department Support Staff:

Tina Poulter
Administrative Assistant, Student Services

Contact Tina Poulter for the following:

Home Instruction Coordinator

Student Records of Non-Graduates

GED Testing

Policy/Regulation Manual Updates

FCS Forms

Enrollment Count

Rana Diehl

Administrative Assistant, Human Resources


[email protected]

Contact Rana Diehl for the following:

Personnel Records

Tuition Reimbursement

Employee Background Checks/Fingerprinting

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Bristen Wells

McKinney Vento Homeless Services Liaison


Responsibilities of the McKinney Vento Homeless Services Liaison: Coordinate homeless services for homeless students and families, support students experiencing homelessness including but not limited to transportation needs, social emotional supports and resources, housing needs, food/hygiene/personal wellness needs, and other areas of impact with homeless students.

Gretchen Wudke
District Attendance Officer

Responsibilities of District Attendance Officer: Attendance Issues, liaison with Greene County Juvenile Court, Enrollment issues, Foster enrollments, Residency, Custody, EMAD (Education Monetary Assistance Distribution), Community Schools Tracking, Impact Aid, SF14/Excess Costs Tuition, ADM

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