Special Education Updates

2017 ESY (Extended School Year)

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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.
Dr. Jean Rice
Director of Special Education
Phone: 719.495.1116
Linda Koch
Special Education Administrative Assistant
Phone: 719.494.8932
David Hurley
Special Education Coordinator iConnect Zone
Phone:
Emily Leschisin
Special Education Coordinator Falcon Zone
Phone: 719.494.8935
Tami Matthews
Special Education Coordinator Sand Creek Zone
Phone:
Sheryl Montoya
Special Education Coordinator Power Zone
Phone:
Meghan McEvoy
Child Find Coordinator
Phone: 719.494.8715
Lisa Amthor
Special Education Program Specialist
Phone: 719.495.1149 ext. 1050
Cyndi Little
Assistive Technology SWAAAC Coordinator
Phone: 719.210.2443
Patsy Prettyman
Special Education Nurse Team Lead
Phone: 719.452.1354
Jill Miller
Special Education Motor Team Lead
Phone:
Jane Moon
Special Education School Psychologist Team Lead
Phone:
Jamie Mendell
Special Education SLP Team Co-Lead
Phone: 719.495.1149 ext 4228
Heather Salas
Special Education SLP Team Co-Lead
Phone:
Dr. Nancy Lemmond
Executive Director of Individualized Education
Phone: 719.494.8933
Leatha Hansz
Records Requests
Phone: 719.495.1149 x1038