Special Education

  • Chapel Hill ISD provides specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities.  This includes adapting as necessary to meet the appropriate needs of an eligible student, the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction to address the student's unique needs and to ensure access of the child to the general curriculum.  An admission, review and dismissal (ARD) committee makes decisions regarding eligibility and placement.

    To be eligible for special education and related services, a student must meet the federal definition in one of the following areas: autism, blindness, deafness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impaired, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, or visual impairment.

    Philosophy for Special Education Services

    We Believe:

    •that all children can learn and that instructional services should be determined by the individual needs of students.
    •that students with disabilities will be educated with their non-disabled peers as much as possible.
    •that given appropriate educational services, students with disabilities will achieve academic performance commensurate with their non-disabled peers.
    •that students with disabilities should have access to the total school program, including non-academic and extra-curricular activities, and that services delivered should meet standards of accessibility, accountability and quality.
    •that parents are valued partners in the educational process and that they should be provided with the necessary training and education to ensure full participation.
    •that collaboration among all stakeholders is a critical element in providing quality services to students with disabilities.
    •that intervention assistance is a key prerequisite to locating and identifying students who may have a disability and that should be appropriately identified.
    •that quality staff development, based upon student data, research-based practices and promising practices is of critical importance to providing quality services for students with disabilities.


  • Joe Bob hall

    Joe Bob Hall
    Special Education

    Office Hours: 
    Monday - Friday
    7:30AM - 4:30PM

    11134 County Road 2249
    Tyler, Texas 75707-5304

    Joe Bob Hall has served as Director of Special Education for Chapel Hill ISD since January 2012.  Joe Bob will complete 8 years in this role this school year.  He will also complete a total of 46 years in various special education jobs this year.  Those include 21 years in public school special education positions and 25 years at Northeast Texas Mental Health Mental Retardation Center with 20 of those years serving in the capacity of Executive Director of that agency.

    Joe Bob has been blessed to be married to his beautiful wife, Diana, for 16 years.  He is also blessed with two daughters and five grandchildren.  He also has three stepsons and two stepdaughters along with six step grandchildren.  They are scattered across Texas, Minnesota, Virginia and North Carolina. 

    During their time away from work, Diana and Joe Bob like to spend time with family and check state and national parks off their bucket lists.  They enjoy combining hiking with photography.  Diana is a long distance hiker with daily distances adding up to twenty miles or more. 

    Joe Bob grew up in Hooks in far northeast Texas.  After graduating from high school there, he attended college at East Texas State University (now Texas A&M University-Commerce) where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.