ESE Support Coordinator
Lindsey Granger has joined the FCI team through Collaborative Educational Network. Lindsey was Assistant Director of Exceptional Education and Student Services for a large school district in Florida. In this capacity, she supervised compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and she provided ongoing technical assistance and support to district and school-based administrators, parents, attorneys, advocates, and other stakeholders. She managed student-centered local resolution activities that limited the need for formal litigation proceedings, and oversaw charter school compliance with federal, state, and local special education requirements. Lindsey has been assigned by the DOE to serve as a neutral facilitator in IEP meetings throughout Florida. She has also been trained to facilitate state-sponsored mediation for special education cases in Florida.
Lindsey’s prior experience includes positions in the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services. First as a Program Specialist and then as Program Director, she supported the special education dispute resolution, compliance, and monitoring unit. While providing oversight for IDEA compliance activities at the state level, she also worked closely with other departments, including the Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice. Lindsey’s areas of expertise include the implementation of general education interventions and positive behavioral supports for all students within a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS). She is a skilled problem solver and facilitator, guiding teams through challenging circumstances and helping them communicate with focus and purpose to find common ground and resolution.
Lindsey has a Master’s degree in Behavior and Learning Disabilities from Georgia State University. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Psychology from Charleston Southern University. Her career has included special education and general education teaching positions in Georgia and Florida as well as educational leadership roles at the state and district level.