Special Education

  • Heather Creech

    Speech Therapist

     Heather Creech

    Education

    Arizona State University — B.A. Speech and Hearing Sciences

    University of Cincinnati — M.A. Speech-Language Pathology

    Certification: ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competency

    Endorsement: Special Education Generalist

    Favorite Quote

    “When you value people, accepting them and including them comes naturally.”  -unknown

     

    Kaitlin Frankhouser

    Occupational Therapist

     Clipart of Apple with a Heart

    Education

    Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University

    Master of Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University

    Favorite Quote

    “Loving-kindness and compassion are the basis for wise, powerful, sometimes gentle, and sometimes fierce actions that can really make a difference -- in our own lives and those of others.” -Sharon Salzberg

     

    Adam Parker

    Psychologist

    Adam Parker

    Education

    Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology (Ed.S)

    Favorite Quote

    “Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.”

     

    Valerie Manspeaker

    Learning Specialist

    Valerie Manspeaker

    Education

    BA History from Colorado State University

    MA Special Education University of Northern Colorado

    Favorite Quote

    “A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.”  — Chinese proverb

     

    Jen Gomez

    ILC Teacher

     Jennifer Gomez

    Education

    2007 BA in Special Education from Metro State College of Denver

    Generalist Licensure

    Favorite Quote

    “It's ok to be different!”  -Todd Parr

     

    Abbey Drevline

    ILC Teacher

    Abbey Drevline

    Education

    BA in Special Education from Northern Illinois University 

    License: Learning Behavior Specialist 1 

    Favorite Quote

    “Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding”  -Robert John Meehan

     


    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.

    Program Highlights

    Learning Disabilities

    Provides assessments and services for students with perceptual and communication disabilities that significantly affect student achievement.

    Mrs. Gomez provides services for students with significant support needs and Autism. The ILC classroom is a place where students learn life skills and instruction is driven by the student's individualized education plan. The ILC program also includes adaptations for general education curriculum, and provides opportunities for inclusion within the general education classroom for students with significant disabilities.

    Speech/Language

    Provides assessments and services for students with communication disabilities that have an adverse effect educational performance.

    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.

    Mental Health Services — Psychologist

    Provides individual, small group and classroom mental health interventions and supports so students can more readily access learning and be successful. Additionally, consults to support parents and teachers, administer assessments to understand how students learn best with the goal of teaching that builds on strengths and target areas of need.

Last Modified on August 29, 2019