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Director of Special Programs

Hello, my name is Ria Michener, and I proudly serve as the Director of Special programs for the West Independent School District. With over thirty years in Texas public schools, I have previously served as a Special Education Teacher, Behavior Specialist/Special Education Counselor, and Education Diagnostician in Red Oak ISD for 19 years. I spent 3 years as an Educational Diagnostician in Mansfield ISD before moving to Waxahachie ISD where I served as the Lead Diagnostician and Special Programs Coordinator.  
My educational philosophy is to meet all children where they are and take them as far as they are capable of going through meaningful inclusive practices. 
Ria Michener
Director of Special Programs
West ISD 
254-981-2000 ext. 2261
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