Contact Information

Special Programs Office Phone Number: 254-863-5615

Records and General Program Information:

Patricia Dancer, Administrative Assistant to the Special Programs Department, Special Programs Records Clerk-

Program Supervision and Accountability Information:

Lacy Hollingsworth, Director of Special Programs-

Testing/Evaluation and ARD Meetings:

DeAnn Engholm, Evaluation Specialist and WCY Sped Coordinator- Axtell JH/HS and Waco Center for Youth-

Krystal Dees, Evaluation Specialist and 504 Coordinator- Axtell Elementary-

Early Childhood and Post-Secondary Transition:

Allison Farrar, Early Childhood & Post-Secondary Transition Coordinator/Transition and Employment Designee and Speech ARD Facilitator- Axtell Elementary, Axtell JH/HS, Waco Center for Youth-

Speech Therapy:

Marcia Carter, Speech/Language Pathologist- Axtell Elementary, Axtell JH/HS, and Waco Center for Youth-

Allison Farrar, Speech ARD Facilitator and Case Manager- Axtell Elementary, Axtell JH/HS, and Waco Center for Youth-

Do you suspect your child may have a disability?

Axtell ISD provides services to persons with disabilities, ages 3-21, living within the boundaries of Axtell Independent School District who qualify. Contact Allison Farrar, Axtell ISD Transition Coordinator, at to discuss the school evaluation process and/or request to schedule a testing consultation with an Axtell ISD Evaluation Specialist.

Special Education Records Requests

To request special education records for a student transferring from any of our Axtell ISD Campuses, including Waco Center for Youth, please contact Patricia Dancer, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Special Programs, by phone at (254) 863-5616 or email at

SpedTex Description & Contact Info

The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families.

Contact information:

Phone: 1-855-773-3839