all decisions are based on the best interest of our students.
students are whole beings, valued and respected for their uniqueness, fully capable of and expected to reach their maximum learning potential.
that meaningful learning occurs only in the presence of meaningful relationships.
in continual development of highly qualified staff utilizing evidence-based teaching practices and instruction.
that team collaboration and individualized planning for each student maximize student growth.
the responsibility for a successful education is shared by the student, teachers, administrators, the Board, parents, and community working together as a team.
that the learning environment needs to be safe, age appropriate, structured, and supportive of each student's learning and behavioral needs.
Special Education Department
Kim Buchanan, Coordinator of Student Services
Special Education Teachers
Haley Copeland, 3-5 Resource Teacher
Kara Spohr, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
Rachael Marmol, 6-8 Resource Teacher
Rachelle Sikes, K-2 Resource Teacher
Jeannette Gulledge, COTA/L
Sara Zielinski, MS, OTR/L
Nathan Jokiel, Social Worker
Kara Lampinen, Speech and Language Pathologist
Kristi Newman, Speech and Language Pathologist
Andrea Raffaele, Physical Therapist
Stefanie Rios, Reading Specialist
Stephanie Trusky, English Language Teacher
Alina Wanchoo, School Psychologist
Harrison School District: Physical Restraint, Time Out, Isolated Time Out Reduction Plan
Individualized Education Programs (IEPS)
Special Education Information for Parents/ Guardians
Developmental Milestones for Speech-Language:
- Birth to Five Years:
- Kindergarten to Fifth Grade: