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West Central GLRS


Empower school systems, teachers and parents to ensure that ALL students achieve academic and social success.


To provide professional learning, job-embedded coaching and technical support through data based decision making.
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Marie Yuran

GLRS Coordinator

I have been working in the education field since graduating from Brenau University in 1996. I began my career as a special education teacher with the Jackson County School System. I also served as a special education teacher and teacher leader in Missoula, Montana and Montgomery County, Maryland prior to returning to Georgia in 2011. In 2011, I continued my educational journey as the special education coordinator at Clarke Central High School (CCHS). During my seven year tenure at CCHS I served as the school’s Associate Principal and Principal. During my career, I have served as an advocate for students with disabilities and have worked to close the achievement gap related to student performance and graduation rate. At West Georgia RESA, I serve as the GLRS Coordinator, where I and the GLRS staff provide professional learning and other resources to educators and families of students with disabilities.

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Dawnyell King

MTSS Coordinator

Ms. King received her bachelors degree from Arizona State University, and completed her graduate studies in School Psychology at Michigan State University. She has worked in public education for over 15 years. Ms. King provides training and technical support in the areas of 1) Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), 2) the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), 3) Psychological Services, and 4) social-emotional & behavioral supports at the school level.


Hillary Christy

Instructional Coach

Mrs. Christy was born and raised in Grantville, Ga. She graduated from Valdosta State University in 2010 with her Master’s of Science in Special Education. Over the next 14 years, Mrs. Christy would spend time as a collaborative teacher, department chair, and district-level Behavior Specialist. In 2020, Mrs. Christy obtained a specialist degree from Thomas University with a focus of Teacher Leadership. She is committed to supporting other educators through dynamic coaching and effective leadership. Mrs. Christy looks forward to supporting the teachers of West Georgia RESA in all aspects of Special education. We are glad to have you as part of Team RESA!

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