Special Education Overview

  • Our special education teams and services work to keep you informed of and supported in the educational trends related to standards-based instruction, accommodations, and classroom assessment for students with a disability.

    Highly effective school environments prioritize the academic achievement and social skills of all students.

     
    We identify research-based strategies and practices that support positive behavioral outcomes for all students. Implementation of effective strategies and best practices within a variety of host settings, improves school climate and student outcomes.

    Accommodations play an important role in educational settings, particularly for students whose disabilities interfere with performing learning task (such as reading a book, taking notes in class, or writing an essay) or testing tasks (such as getting through the items within the time limit or filling in the circles on a multiple-choice test). A critical part of teaching and assessing students with disabilities, then, is providing them with accommodations that support learning and that support their ability to show what they know and can do.”

    It is our goal to provide educators and administrators current information and resources in the areas of instructional accommodations and assessment for students with a disability. Please contact your district or school special education teams to take advantage of state guidance documents, professional development training opportunities and other resources designed to support all students with a documented need, including students with a disability.

Special Education Staff

Dr. Jean Rice
Director of Special Education
Phone: 719.494.8932
David Hurley
Special Education Coordinator, iConnect Zone
Phone: 719.963.7028
Tami Matthews
Special Education Coordinator, Sand Creek Zone
Phone: 719.491.3044
Sheryl Montoya
Special Education Coordinator, Power Zone
Phone: 719.310.8456
Emily Tucker
Special Education Coordinator, Falcon Zone
Phone: 719.494.8935
Marty Gordon
Special Education AdministrativeAssistant
Phone: 719.494.8932