Georgia Network for Education and Therapeutic Support


The Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support is dedicated to providing comprehensive, regional educational treatment services to students with severe emotional/behavior disorders and autism in order for them to become productive and contributing members of society.




GNETS Main Office:


  Greg P. McElwee

Assistant Director
  Amanda Oxford

Area Administrators:
  Alicia Jones
  Brian Johnson
  Heather Hightower
  Jennifer Carpenter
  Lori Whitehead
  Sandra Sherfield

  Andrea Riley

Therapeutic Counselor
Tatiana Miller

Support Staff
Keva Burchfield
  Sandra Boddie


Diagnostic Services

Diagnostic Services are available through the referral process. Assessments available through the program include:

  • Social History

  • Intellectual/Personality/Educational Evaluation

  • Psychiatric Consultation

  • This information is consolidated to form a comprehensive psychological evaluation



Consultation includes counseling and program management in classrooms on a limited basis.


Service Delivery Model

Our service delivery model provides a variety of programs including the following:

  • Comprehensive Affective Learning Model

  • Aggression Replacement Training

  • Mindset

  • Employment Training Program (Floyd County)

  • System-wide Academic Curriculum


Parent Services

Parent Services are provided with the focus of each student's Individual Educational Program. Parent Services include:

  • Parent Planning Conferences

  • Parent Workshops

  • Agency Collaboration

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Advocacy

GNETS Virtual Parent University



Referrals are made through the Local School System by parents, schools, community, and private agencies.

Services are available for children ages birth through 21. Children birth through three years of age are provided services through consultation. Children four years through 21 years of age are provided services based on their needs.

To request services for a student, please fill out our Request for Services form (found on the Intranet)


Systems Served

The Northwest Georgia Educational Program serves 17 school systems throughout Northwest Georgia. There are 33 classes located within this area. Of these classes, 28 are located in regular school settings, and 5 classes are located in alternative settings.