McKinney ISD


Special Populations

Evans Middle School student working with a elementary student as a part of the PALS program.

Evans Middle School student working with a elementary student as a part of the PALS program.

The McKinney ISD Special Populations Department believes that all individuals are born with inherent value and that all individuals need to feel safe and secure in their learning environment. Further, we believe that all individuals deserve an environment that is conducive to mental, physical and spiritual growth. We also believe that education is a shared responsibility and that personal relationships, especially with parents and adult students are vital to learning.

Department Responsibilities

The Special Populations Department seeks to develop educational programs for students with disabilities which are relevant and adaptable to the student’s needs. This department is also responsible for supervising and coordinating activities for the Office of Special Populations including Special Education Services, 504, and Dyslexia.

For general questions about any of our services, including 504 and Dyslexia, please email us at

Special Populations Resources

Information Meeting

The MISD Special Populations Department will hold an information meeting for potential Educational Diagnostician Practicum candidates and/or Licensed Specialist in School Psychology Internship candidates. This meeting is designed to review recruitment guidelines, role expectations, confidentiality, and MISD LSSP/Educational Diagnostician job descriptions.

These meetings will be held at the Greer Annex on April 17, 2019 at 3:30 and also on October 17, 2019 at 3:30. Questions can be directed to Brynne Riley ( or Maile Israelson (

HB 657

Please refer to the link below for additional information and guidance regarding students enrolled in MISD Special Education programs who fail to perform satisfactorily on 5th and 8th state assessment instruments.

Need Help?

If you need additional assistance with the content on this page, please contact McKinney ISD team member Sherri Winters by phone at 469-302-6304 or by email here .