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Program Descriptions and Contacts


Teachers, please contact Paul Farmer by phone at (850) 595-0761ext. 238 or email at for help with PEER login username and password.

PEER Website


Single Sign On Guide.

Exceptional Student Services


Exceptional Student Education Mission

It is the mission of the
Exceptional Student Education Department
to support and sustain the educational structures
and practices, to be inclusive of all students
with or without disabilities, and to empower
them to become responsible and productive citizens
in today's global society. Each student will be
welcomed, valued, given access to rigorous teaching
and appropriately supported to access the
general education curriculum.



ESE IDEA Budget Input

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Grant requires parental input for the development of the budget.  Please help us by participating in a brief survey and provide us with any additional feedback at the end. 


Under Construction


In an effort to improve our ESE Webpages, we currently have some pages "Under Construction."  Please contact the district office at (850 ) 595-0761 if there is contact information you are unable to locate here, and we will point you in the correct direction. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve!

Life After High School

Life After High School

FDLRS Winter Webinar Series

FDLRS  Webinar Series

National Downs Syndrome Day

National Down Syndrome Day

Down Syndrome Day

ESE Director/ Program Coordinator

Teri L. Szafran, Director

Phone: (850) 595-0761 ext. 204


Sondra Hill, Program Planning Coordinator

Phone: (850) 595-0761 ext. 202


Compliance Corner Clips

Let’s start 2018 Compliant!


  • Gather your case load assignment data in FOCUS using the “Raymond Report” for IEP and Re-eval due dates in August!
  • Remember to mark the box listed as other and indicate one or both statements on the parent notifications if “Consideration of placement in ESE Center” will be discussed or “Consideration of instruction in access points and participation in Florida State Alternate Assessment” at an IEP review meeting
  • Inform and provide General Education Teachers student accommodation information

Our department has been temporarily relocated to the McMillan Center located at
1403 W St Joseph Ave, Pensacola, FL 32501.

Our phone has changed to 850-595-0761.

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Disability Rights Florida

Disability Rights Florida was founded in 1977 as the statewide designated protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities in the State of Florida. Disability Rights Florida is a not-for-profit corporation that has authority and responsibility under eight federal grants. Our services are free and confidential.