As a Superintendent, it was my pleasure to have Dr. Cotton on my district administrative team as the ESE Director. I selected her for this position because she truly has a huge heart for students and their families. Although she is an industry expert in compliance and policy implementation for special needs students, Dr. Cotton goes far beyond these requirements in her unmatched enthusiasm and “people first” approach. I am a veteran educator with over 30 years in the field, and I’ve rarely seen the authenticity, dedication, and advocacy for the individual needs of students that Dr. Cotton consistently displays. I’m thrilled to recommend her to anyone seeking consultation and support from this talented and values-driven educator!
Dr. Lynn Wicker
I was impressed with Dr. Cotton’s expertise with the laws pertaining to 504 status for a high school student getting ready to enter college. She was very professional, and yet she was very firm in what was going to be done. My daughter and I walked away from the meeting, knowing that it had been handled well and that my grandson would receive the services needed to finish high school strong and enter college. My name is Paula Seal, I am a retired elementary principal and I would highly recommend Dr. Cotton as someone who knows the processes and laws of 504’s as well as a woman of integrity and compassion
Dr. Cotton is an amazing leader. As she piloted the special education program in a Metro Atlanta School District, I had the opportunity to work under her supervision for 3 years. She truly has a passion to help students with learning disabilities succeed. Dr. Cotton works extremely hard to provide teachers and staff with resources to ensure they are equipped with the tools for every scholar to excel. I truly do appreciate everything I have learned from Dr. Cotton.
Michael Ikuesan, Ed.S.
STEM Math Teacher
Thank you so much! your passion and knowledge really add to being able to digest and retain this VERY important information. All the information was amazing. appreciated gaining greater context for the how/why disability services are set up.
Dr. Cotton spoke at a Parent Night for my school. She was professional, she provided resources and connected with my parents. She donated additional copies of her books and connected with my family and staff.