Special Education

Our Special Education Department is dedicated to providing appropriate and effective educational opportunities for our students with learning or other disabilities.

We ensure each individual’s dignity and worth in our schools through Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s) and providing supplementary services such as Speech and Language Pathology and Physical Therapy.

Evaluation is an essential element in the special education process. The IDEA '04 regulations set specific requirements for conducting both an initial evaluation and any reevaluations. It is vital that public education agencies (PEAs) and parents of children suspected of having disabilities be knowledgeable about those requirements. We encourage school personnel and parents to download our Understanding Exceptional Student Services document (provided on the right side of the page) that we've developed to assist with navigating through the multidisciplinary evaluation process.

2017-2018 Child Find Screenings

Signups for child find screenings for the 2017-2018 school year begin on July 1, 2017 and continue through March 12, 2018. These screenings help identify students who may qualify for special education services. For more information, please see our child find flyer.

Special Education Staff

Special Education TUFA Building

Phone: (928) 475-2315 ext. 11108
Fax: (928) 475-2301

Karen Natsyn
Ext. 11111

Veronica Belvado-Kitcheyan
Office Manager
Ext. 11108


Elementary Campus   Secondary Campus


Jessica Natsyn
Antonia Tohtsoni
Marne Perez

Kindergarten - 1st

Amy Mallari

Grades 2nd - 3rd

Steven Rufe

Grades 4th, 5th, and 6th

Anna Victor


Maria Gamboa
Celeste Llanes
Sue Phillips

District Speech Pathologist

Janet Gatewood


Grades 7th - 8th

Jan Edward Ordonez

Grades 9th - 10th

Joseph Parolini

Grades 11th - 12th

Lynadette Terania


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