Special Education

Phone: (719) 494-8609


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education, Kansas State University Master of Science - Special Education, Kansas State University Portland State University, University of Alaska – Anchorage, University of Alaska – Fairbanks, Alaska Pacific University, Central Washington University: Graduate Level Coursework in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavior as Language, Aggressive Behavior in the Classroom, Effective Methods of Reading Instruction (including the five essential components of reading), Alternate Assessment, Quality Learning Improvement, and Creating Culturally Responsive Schools. Trainings and workshops: Step-Up to Writing, 6 Traits, K-8 Dr. Swaby Reading, Effective Collaboration between Special Educators and Paraprofessionals in the Educational Environment, Effective Classroom Management, Effective Scheduling to Meet the Individual Needs of Students, Envision Math Training, Preparing to Write – Layers of Writing, Every Child a Writer, Local AIMSweb Manager (LAM) Training Course, Read Naturally, Wilson Fundations, Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes: Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing (LiPS), Seeing Stars, Talkies, Visualizing and Verbalizing, On Cloud Nine Math, Developing Mathematical Ideas: Making Meaning of Operations, Working with Data, Kim Sutton – Proportional Reasoning, TouchMath, Handwriting Without Tears, Kagan Cooperative Learning Strategies, Capturing Kids' Hearts

Ms. Amy Hoober

This is my 13th year at Springs Ranch, and I'm thrilled to work at such a great school. I'm very excited to be providing academic support to many students, even those without identified disabilities. As a school, we are constantly improving our approach to Response to Intervention, and are working together to meet the needs of any struggling students. This gives me to opportunity to work within grade level classrooms, integrating supports through a more inclusive model. 
I received my bachelor's and master's of science degrees in elementary and special education from Kansas State University. I've taught students in preschool through 8th grade in Kansas, Oregon, Alaska and Colorado. I have over  19 years experience in education. I also have extensive training beyond my degrees in Literacy and Mathematics instruction, assessment, and data collection/analysis.