Student Support Services


Michele Ferree, Director of Student Support Services

Michele Ferree is responsible for ensuring students with disabilities, attending New Albany Floyd County Schools, have access to educational programs and specialized services needed to be successful in school. Student Services is also home to school nursing/health services and social services. The department works closely with parents and members of the community to ensure children attending public schools are healthy and have all required childhood immunizations and resources needed to be successful in school.

Michele earned both her B.S. and M.S. in Elementary Education/Special Education from Indiana University Southeast. In 1996 Michele completed the required post-graduate courses to obtain her certification in Public School Administration and began her career as a school administrator in 1998. Michele obtained her Education Specialist Ed.S to obtain her  Director of Special Education License from the University of Louisville Graduate School in 2003.

Michele’s background includes teaching special education at both Floyd Central Jr. High School and Scribner Middle School prior to becoming a Special Education Facilitator in the district. After leaving the classroom, Michele went briefly to NAHS as an assistant principal and then back into special education in an administrative role.

Michele is a member of the Indiana Council for Special Education Administrators.

Student Support Services is committed to removing barriers to learning and to promote the total well-being of students. The department provides wrap-around services, school psychology services, special education preschool, nursing, social services, and special education.


We are in need of Special Ed “SUB” aides to fill vacancies when our aides are absent. Applicant questions can be directed to our office at the ESC, 812-542-2168.

Michele Ferree
Director, Student Support Services
2801 Grant Line Rd.
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 542-2168