Exceptional Student Services (Special Education)

Our Exceptional Student Services (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 by providing supplementary services such as speech and language pathology and physical therapy.

Evaluation is an essential element in the Exceptional Student Services (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 to assist with navigating through the multidisciplinary evaluation process.

Child Find Screenings

For child find screening information, please visit the Arizona Department of Education website.

Exceptional Student Services (Special Education) Staff

Phone: (928) 475.2315 ext. 1108
Fax: (928) 475.2301


Roberta Brown
ESS Director
Ext. 1006
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Veronica Belvado-Kitcheyan
ESS Office Manager
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Jessica Natsyn
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Antonia Tohtsoni
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Marne Perez
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Amy Mallari
Kindergarten - Grade 1
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Anna Victor
Grades 4-6
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Sue Phillips
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Janet Gatewood
District Speech Pathologist
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Ramon Stembridge
Behavioral Teacher
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Middle School

Evelyn Opitz
ASL Interpreter
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San Carlos High School 

Grades 11-12