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Special Education


The Special Education Department provides eligible students with a continuum of services (universal, moderate, targeted, and intensive) specifically designed to assist with academics and behavioral challenges through specialized instruction through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The Special Education Department staff partner with students and families to ensure that students with disabilities have access to learning that will assist these students become successful in school and in the community. 

Our service providers include teachers, paraeducators, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists/assistants, physical therapists, school psychologists, school social workers, audiologists, and teachers of the deaf.

Special Education Coordinators

Heidi Derr

Child Find Coordinator

Pauline Avis

Special Education Elementary Coordinator

Sarah Neyman

Special Education Secondary Coordinator

Special Education IEP Support
Samantha Valenzuela

Individualized Educational Plan Support Specialist

Lynnette Steinhoff

Director of Special Education