• Special Education


    Marty Freel
    Rachel Holbrook
    Evie Klein - Department Chair



    School Psychologist: Carla Gala

    Speech & Language Specialist: Helen Chambers

    Instructional Assistants

    • Julie Bennett
    • Cindy Cook
    • Andrea Friedland
    • Mary Gehret
    • Elaine Greene
    • Sue Grossman
    • Brian Kernochan
    • Tracie Hansen
    • Patti Kreeger
    • Ellen Malovany
    • Debby McDermott


    • Bela Pflaum (ELD)
    • Erica Ramirez (Speech IA)

    Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist: Pat Schultz

    Vision Impaired Specialist: Linda Jacobsen

    Adaptive Physical Education Specialist

    • Carolyn Barnes
    • Bunny Peoples

    Occupational Therapist: Kimberly Thomson


    • Andrea Brown
    • Ramona Espinosa




    All students identified with special needs that have an active IEP receive vital encouragement and academic support through this department. Identified students are assigned to a special education teacher who acts as a case manager. The case manager tracks student progress, arranges for annual meetings and evaluations, and helps to implement each student's individual educational plan.  In addition, to the maximum extent reasonably possible, all special needs students receive instruction in the general education curriculum with modifications and accommodations as needed.