• Special Services

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



    Dedra Raines
    Special Services Director
    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 Cox

    Rhonda Denning

    Gary Mapes

    Craig Mehrhof

    Gina Roth


    Autism Specialist

    Josefa Ben-Arieh
    North Fairview Elementary


    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.