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Director of Special Education


Ms. Averie Hatton

Director of Special Education 

Ms. Averie Hatton was born and partially raised here in Wharton. She has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a minor in Finance. She has a dual Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and Special Education from Texas Southern University. She is currently ABD- All But Dissertation in her Doctorate journey in Higher Education. She started her teaching career in HISD as a Lifeskills Teacher as well as a Resource ELA/Reading Teacher. She has also held various Special Education roles including: SPED Department Chair, Special Education Administrator, SPED Coordinator, ARD Facilitator, Diagnostician, Special Populations Director and Special Education Director. She is the proud President of the Averie Foundation, a non-profit foundation geared towards meeting the needs of people with disabilities. She is excited to be here and ready to further the work of our students and staff who serve our students with special needs.