Hello Exceptional Education family,


Mitzi Delker, Special Education Supervisor for high schools in Hamilton County, will be our new Director of Special Education. Mrs. Delker has worked in education for over 40 years, and this year marks her thirteenth year as a Special Education Supervisor here in Hamilton County. During her tenure in Hamilton County, she has held a variety of roles in the special education arena at the elementary, middle, and high school level as well as early intervention services for birth to 3 years of age. She served as a special education resource teacher, inclusion teacher, alternate achievement class teacher, 504 Coordinator, in-home parent educator, parent trainer and community liaison, transition facilitator for students aged 14 to 22, and worked with juvenile detention centers to provide services for school-aged youth. At the state level, she was a member of the Occupational Diploma workgroup, a member of the Transition Task Force, and a member of the Work-Based Learning Leadership Council for Special Education, Southeast CORE Region.

Mrs. Delker earned her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and her Master of Arts degree in special education from Tennessee Technological University.

Mitzi Delker, MA
Director of Exceptional Education

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3074 Hickory Valley Road | Suite 315
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421|
(P) 423.498.7124 |extension 20109|
(F) 423.498.6706


All students currently attending an out of zone school will be grandfathered in through the highest grade available for the 2019-2020 school year. Special transportation for students with disabilities will be provided to the student’s home zoned school. Exceptions for transportation include the following

blue_checkSpecialized programs (CALMM, DCC, deaf, and multi-handicapped)

blue_checkPlacement concerns due to limited accessibility to the educational facility
blue_checkExtended School Year
blue_checkPre-K and Developmental Programs
blue_check Current high school students