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Special Education Staff


Special Education is specialized instruction provided for children from birth to age 22 who qualify according to the laws and regulations outlined by the state and federal government. A student may qualify for special education services as an individual with special needs in one of thirteen areas identified by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).These are:

  • Autism
  • Deaf
  • Deaf-Blind
  • Emotionally Disturbed
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Intellectually Disabled 
  • Multiple Handicapped
  • Orthopedically Impaired
  • Other Health Impaired
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech-Language Impaired
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visually Impaired
Contact Jennifer Barnes  Jennifer Barnes Math
Contact Heather Broberg  Heather Broberg Science
Contact Toby Crone  Toby Crone World History
Contact Cynthia Diekemper  Cynthia Diekemper Life Skills
Contact Jude Dreisbach  Jude Dreisbach English 10
Contact Tina Garrison  Tina Garrison APEX/ASLC
Contact Tracy Gibba  Tracy Gibba Life Skills
Contact Veasna Keo  Veasna Keo English 10
Contact Anita Lish  Anita Lish Social Studies
Contact Sara Lyon  Sara Lyon Math
Contact Laurie Novella  Laurie Novella Speech-Language Pathologist
Contact Shannon Olsen  Shannon Olsen Life Skills
Contact Adam Olson  Adam Olson Business Math/PE 9A
Contact Alan Rawlins  Alan Rawlins Earth Science
Contact Teresa Vallete  Teresa Vallete US History