• Special Services

    901 NW Lyman Rd
    Topeka, KS  66608
    Tel: 785-575-8670
    Fax: 785-575-8680



    Dedra Raines
    Director of Special Services
    Ext. 327


    Office Staff

    Ann Crask
    Administrative Assistant/MIS Clerk
    Ext. 325

    Kathrine Holloway
    Administrative Assistant/Medicaid Clerk/Para Clerk
    Ext. 329


    School Psychologists

    Christy Raines - Logan Elementary, 785-575-8700

    Rhonda Denning - Seaman High School, 785-286-8300 and Pleasant Hill Learning Campus, 785-575-8770

    Gary Mapes - West Indianola Elementary, 785-286-8550 and Northern Hills Elementary 785-286-2992

    Craig Mehrhof - North Fairview Elementary, 286-8500 and Mathes Early Learning Center, 785-286-7103

    Sam Bickel - Seaman Middle School, 785-286-8400 and Elmont Elementary, 785-286-8450


    Behavior Specialist

    Dr. Rich Harrison - Northern Hills Elementary, 785-286-2992


    Special Education Consulting Teacher

    Rachel Connett - Northern Hills Elementary, 785-286-2992


    Search for Special Needs Students

    Seaman Public Schools is seeking to identify every student from birth through age 21 living within our boundaries who has developmental delays or may be in need of special education.  If you have a child or know of a child who you think has developmental delays or special needs, contact:  Dedra Raines, Director of Special Education, at 785-575-8670.

    Areas of special education include:

    • birth through two (infant-toddler)
    • early childhood-disability
    • developmentally delayed
    • visual impairments including blindness
    • hearing impairments including deafness
    • autism
    • traumatic brain injury
    • emotional disturbance
    • specific learning disabilities
    • intellectual disability
    • multiple disabilities
    • orthopedic impairments
    • other health impairments
    • speech or language impairments
    • gifted

    Parents are advised that special education services are designed to offer appropriate educational opportunities for each qualifying student, as well as to provide assistance and support in areas of physical, mental, emotional, and social growth.  State and federal laws are followed by providing each student with a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.