Speech and Language — Kathy Smith
Behavior Development — Ellie Phillips and Megan Spellman
Primary & Intermediate Support — Susan Foster
Interventionist - Faith Biekarck
Learning Disabilities — Kim Mech
Occupational Therapy — Jessica Franco
School Psychologist — Joselyn Nesson
Social Worker — Emily Tomczak
Philosophy and Goals:
The mission of the Cherry Creek District is to educate each student to think, to learn, to achieve, and to care. We are committed to this mission and to collaborating with general education teachers to provide quality education for all students, including those with special needs. We recognize the critical need for all students to achieve their highest potential.
Area: Learning Disabilities
Provides assessments and services for students with perceptual and communication disabilities that significantly affect student achievement.
Provides assessments and services for students with communication disabilities that have an adverse affect on educational performance.
Area: Occupational Therapy
Provides assessments and services that help students with fine and gross motor needs as well as sensory needs that significantly impact classroom functioning.
Area: Mental Health Services - Psychologist
Provides Bullyproofing Your School Curriculum, classroom interventions, teacher/parent/student consultation, and assessment as part of special education evaluations, ADHD screenings and crisis assessments and interventions.
Area: Behavior Development Program
Provides a center based, self-contained classroom for children in grades K-3 who have an identified Emotional/Behavioral Disorder. It is a highly structured and systematic program with 1 teacher and 2 teaching assistants. Students are mainstreamed into general education classrooms when appropriate.
Area: Primary Support
By providing additional support to the primary grades, students receive differentiated instruction in a small group setting. These small groups are fluid and participation in these groups is based on teacher recommendation. Primary Support is offered to students in grades K-2 and addresses intervention and enrichment, based on student need.
Area: Intermediate Intervention
By providing additional support to the intermediate grades, students receive differentiated instruction in a small group setting. These small groups are fluid and participation in these groups is based on teacher recommendation. Intermediate Support is offered to students in grades 3 -5 and addresses reading, writing, and math.