Special Education & Pupil Personnel

Meet the Special Education & Pupil Personnel Team!

Dianna Alliod

Dianna Alliod 
Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel
(937) 562-9050

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Trina Jones
Coordinator of Special Education
(937) 562-9048

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Brian Newell
Coordinator of Pupil Personnel
(937) 562-9029


Special Educational Services are provided to students with disabilities as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA). Xenia Community Schools ensures that a free appropriate public education (FAPE) is made available to all children with disabilities between the ages of three and twenty-one.

These services include integrated preschool programs for children with identified special needs aged 3-5 yrs; general education teachers working with Intervention Specialists to meet the needs of students grades K-12; individual/small group instruction; resource rooms and special classes. Services are based on the individual needs of the student as documented in the Individual Education Program (IEP).

Other special education related services such as occupational therapy, adapted physical education, physical therapy, speech/language therapy and interpreter services are available based on each student's IEP.

Xenia Community Schools is strongly committed to developing comprehensive, collaborative and individualized plans designed to meet unique needs and to ensure success for all students. 

Looking for resources and more information for families?
Visit our Special Education Parent Information page.

The Special Education Department includes school psychologist staff:

Pamela Thompson, located at  XHS, GCCC, GCLC, Non-Public
(937) 372-6983 ext. 9926

Maggie Longberry, located at McKinley, Cox, Shawnee, MVJRC
(937) 372-1251 ext. 9864

Julie Shrock, located at Arrowood, Tecumseh, WMS, MCLC
(937) 376-9488 ext. 1108

Angela Nickell, located at Preschool, Out-of-District
(937) 372-7635 ext. 9708


The Pupil Services department is designed to assist the instructional program and to help students achieve their physical, emotional, personal, social, educational, and career goals. This assistance is accomplished through support in the following areas:

  • Attendance
  • Alternate placement
  • Discipline
  • District policies
  • Health services
  • Home instruction
  • Student Records

It is the goal of the Pupil Services department to provide optimal teaching and learning conditions for students so that they may attain the knowledge and competencies necessary to derive the maximum benefit from the instructional program.

The Pupil Service Department also includes Health Services and the following staff: 

Alesha Stringfellow, R.N.

Darla Gray, L.P.N.

Allison Beach, R.N.