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Meet Our Administrative Team

Trey Ferguson
Trey L. Ferguson
Director of Exceptional Education

Trey Ferguson is the Director of Exceptional Education for Monroe County Schools. Before joining the district administrative team in 2013, Mr. Ferguson worked for McMinn County Schools as a School Psychologist (2003 – 2013) and as a School Counselor at Madisonville Middle School (1997-2003). He holds degrees from Vanderbilt University, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and Tennessee Technological University. Mr. Ferguson oversees all facets of the exceptional education department, including programs, services, personnel, and budget.  Drawing on his years of experience in education, Mr. Ferguson provides support to principals, teachers, and parents all across Monroe County regarding issues related to the education of students with disabilities.

Rachael Dalton
Rachael Dalton
Administrative Assistant

Rachael Dalton began her career in education as an Instructional Assistant at Rural Vale Elementary School in 2016. In February 2023, Ms. Dalton assumed the duties of Administrative Assistant to the Exceptional Education Director. Ms. Dalton is excited to provide support to Monroe County Schools' administrative staff, teachers, support staff, students, parents, and community members. 

Zach Hitson
Zach Hitson
School Psychology Assistant

Zach Hitson began his career as a School Psychology Assistant with Monroe County Schools in 2014. In this role, Mr. Hitson manages all exceptional education inventories and compiles data for students undergoing reevaluation. Prior to his role with Monroe County Schools, Mr. Hitson spent seven years as the nursing administration assistant at Sweetwater Hospital Association working in a diverse range of roles, including quality control inspections of medical testing equipment, performance improvement analysis, and record reviews in medical charting. In his role as psychology assistant, Mr. Hitson has been able to carry over valuable skill sets from his former occupation. Mr. Hitson assists the school psychologists in retrieving data and data entry.