SW Georgia GLRS
915 South McKinley Street
Albany, GA  31705
Phone:   (229) 431-1230


Sheila Swicegood


Sheila Swicegood contracts with SWGA-GLRS as an autism consultant. In her 41 years of experience with students with behavioral/emotional needs as well as autism, she began as a Crisis Intervention/BD teacher in Camilla for four years and then joined Oak Tree GNETS for the following 28 years. Since 2009, she has worked with JP Associates School Improvement Specialists of New York for four years, worked in Pelham Schools as CEIS Intervention Specialist for two years as well as consulting in classrooms for teachers and staff serving students with autism.
Sheila is a Certified Autism Specialist. Sheila received a Bachelor’s Degree from Appalachian State University in Emotional Disturbance and Mental Retardation, a Master’s Degree from Georgia Southwestern State University in Special Education with emphasis in Behavior Disorders and a Specialist’s Degree from
Valdosta State University in Behavior Disorders.

Sarah Ruddle


Sarah Ruddle has 8 years of experience in Special Education, primarily as a teacher for GNETS for children with emotional behavioral disorders and autism. Seven of her eight years were spent as a self-contained teacher. Sarah received her BA in Special Education from Georgia South Western State University. She has worked with children in the Lowndes, Cook, Valdosta, Brooks, and Echols County school systems. Currently, Sarah is the Special Education Director and Director of Character and Culture at Scintilla Charter Academy in Valdosta. Sarah has always enjoyed her trainings with the GATTAP. This will be her second year presenting at GATTAP with Sheila Swicegood. She is incredibly excited to bring training and collaboration to teachers of Georgia and to continue another year with the Georgia Autism and Behavior Support Initiative.