CGCSC names Directors of Elementary & Secondary Special Education

Khailey Brown    Reneae Staley 

Khailey Brown (L) & Reneae Staley, Ed.D (R)

(August 19, 2021) - Center Grove Community School Corporation has chosen Khailey Brown to serve as Director of Elementary Special Education and Reneae Staley, Ed.D. to serve as Director of Secondary Special Education.

"Khailey and Reneae bring diverse experiences and expertise to their new roles, which will make stronger our Special Education program and Teaching & Learning department,” said Nora Hoover, Ph.D., assistant superintendent of Teaching & Learning. “By reorganizing our district staff, we anticipate the ability to enhance and add new supports for students, staff, and families. I am thrilled to work with Khailey and Reneae as we continue to strive for our vision of Exceptional Education Experiences for ALL students.”

Brown has served as Coordinator of Special Education in Center Grove since February 2018. Brown started her career in education as a teacher at RISE Learning Center in Perry Township. She taught special education for grades 6-8 in Manhattan Beach, CA before moving to Noblesville Schools where she taught gifted and talented for grade 5 and behavior support and adaptive skills for grades K-5. She moved to Clark Pleasant Community Schools to serve in program support before coming to Center Grove.

Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, director of exceptional needs licensure, and master’s degrees in special education and education leadership, all from Indiana University. 

Staley comes to Center Grove from MSD of Martinsville where she most recently served as the director of special services. She started her career as a health education teacher in Martinsville schools before moving to Clark Pleasant Community Schools, first as an elementary physical education teacher, and then as student services coordinator and assistant principal of Clark-Pleasant Intermediate School. She moved to Martinsville schools as Martinsville West Middle School’s dean of students/athletic director. She has also served as an elementary principal and assistant director of special services in Martinsville. 

Brown and Staley will replace Ali Chance who resigned her position as Director of Special Education in July.