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Special Services Administration

Dr. Kim Heard

Dr. Kim Heard is the Director of Special Services for MPS. She has served in Moore for a total of 16 years as an elementary classroom teacher for students with autism, Special Services Coordinator, and now Director. Dr. Heard has also been a Special Project Coordinator at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, at Early Foundations, which is a model outreach program for toddlers and preschoolers with autism. In that capacity, she provided technical assistance, training, and consultation to teachers, parents, and students in districts across the state. Dr. Heard has her Master of Arts in Psychology and PhD from The University of Oklahoma. Mrs. Heard is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. 

Gyla Davis

Gyla Davis is the Assistant Director of Special Services. She has been part of the Moore Public Schools community for 46 years. Beginning as a student in kindergarten, she attended 13 years at MPS, graduating from Moore High School. Gyla went on to get a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Oklahoma City University. She went on to earn a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, followed by an additional master's degree in Public School Administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State. Gyla’s professional career began in Moore Public Schools in the fall of 2003. She served as a speech language pathologist until 2013, when she joined the administrative team. Gyla has a heart for children, their unique needs, and their families. She currently acts as the liaison for children/families transitioning to public school services from Sooner Start, coordinates Child Find services, monitors functional classrooms, oversees related service providers, and provides support for teachers, staff and families. 

Whitney Green

Whitney Green serves as an Academic Resource Coordinator for Moore Public Schools. She works with students, parents, general and special education teachers, counselors, and administrators to help ensure students are receiving appropriate services under IDEA. She holds a teaching certificate in mild/moderate disabilities and intermediate mathematics. Whitney has earned a Bachelor’s in Science from Oklahoma State University in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Master’s Degree from the University of Oklahoma in Special Education with an emphasis on Secondary Transition. She is a Certified Transition Specialist – helping students and families in Moore Schools learn to transition to life after high school with the most success possible. Whitney began her career in education as a paraprofessional at Southmoore High School for one year before becoming a special education teacher the following year at Southmoore. She spent 10 years as a lab teacher while also serving in other roles as the Special Education Department Chair, Sophomore Class Sponsor, Senior Class Sponsor, Model UN Sponsor, and Infinite Campus Site Coach. Whitney continues to work at the district level, helping students to be successful after high school. She co-founded the #EvenMoore Career Expo and hopes to continue working with the community to build partnerships that lead our students to become successful members of the Moore community.

Tera Underwood

Tera Underwood serves as an Academic Coordinator supporting School Counselors, School Psychologists, Related Services Providers, and Special Education Teachers. She earned her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Oklahoma State University, and M.A. in Speech Language Pathology from Wichita State University.  Tera has worked in early intervention, clinical, and public school settings.  In addition to Speech Pathology, she is certified in Early Childhood Education, Mild-Moderate Disabilities, and Autism.  Tera feels privileged to have served Moore Public Schools for over 20 years, and continues to work at ensuring students with all abilities achieve their highest potential.  

Amanda Bowers

Amanda is an Academic Resource Coordinator serving both students and teachers in Moore Public Schools. She holds a teaching certificate for Early childhood, Elementary, and Special Education in the areas of Autism, Mild/Moderate, and Severe/Profound.  She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Her career began as a special education teacher in the public school setting. After several years, she transitioned to a position that provided services to young children with Autism and training/consultation with schools across the state of Oklahoma. 

Breanna Martin

Breanna Martin is an Academic Resource Coordinator for Moore Public Schools. She earned her bachelor's degree in Sociology and master's degree in Special Education from the University of Oklahoma. She holds a teaching certificate in Special Education for Mild/Moderate. She is also a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Breanna has worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities and challenging behavior for 15 years. Her career began as a community-based teacher in the private sector across the state of Oklahoma. After nearly a decade in that position, she transitioned to public education, where she currently supports both teachers and students at the elementary and secondary level. 

Jasmine Justus

Jasmine Justus is a licensed (LBA) and board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) and a special educator. She earned a bachelor's degree in early childhood education and a master's degree in special education from the University of Oklahoma. For the past five years, she has taught in an elementary setting as a general and special education teacher. Currently, she serves students and educators within a public school system as an Academic Resource Coordinator. She serves as the student representative on the Oklahoma Association for Behavior Analysts (OKABA) executive council, where she advocates for students of behavior analysis within the state. Currently, she is pursuing a doctoral degree in special education at the University of Oklahoma, where she focuses her research on classroom management and IDEA compliance within rural public education.