The Aurora R-8 Special Education Staff is committed to serving the students in the district.  Our goal is to ensure all students become productive members of society.  

Special Ed Staff

Special Education Office- 417-678-7742

Brenda Lakin

Director of Special Education

Lacey Medlin

Administrative Assistant

Ann Boles

Process Coordinator

Emily Holman

Process Coordinator

Jessica Braman

Process Coordinator

Pate Early Childhood Center   417-678-1552

Sara Siegrist (ECSE)

Erin Unverferth (ECSE)

Ivy Carpenter

Elizabeth Daughterity

Amanda Lancaster

Faith Cline

Robinson School 417-678-5651

Jennifer Brown

Maria Campbell

Heather Lawrence

Johnna Christensen

Tabatha Looney

Jr. High 417-678-3630

High School   417-678-3355

Alternative School 417-678-1180

Speech/Language Pathologists

Jada Smith

Pate (ECSE)

Amy Hodges


Courtney Reel


Heather Coverdell

High School and Jr. High