Special Services

                            What is a Special Education Program?

Special Education means specifically designed instruction, at no cost to the family, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. Individual special education programs are cooperatively developed by an individual education planning (IEP) team which includes parents, teachers, administrators and, when appropriate, other specialists. The IEP team reviews an individual student's functional and academic performance to develop appropriate individual long term goals and short term objectives for the child to achieve during a one year period. 

 To Our Community of Families, Students and Educators

  Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year! Our Special Education Team would like to thank our families for the privilege of serving your children. We are truly a learning community of friends, families and peers. Your team of special service providers, teachers, and support team intend to provide best service. It is your special education team's pleasure to welcome you to the district’s Special Education website. 

The goal for our website is to provide direction, guidance, information and support to our staff, parents, students, and community members. A wealth of information will be available on the website. We are in the process of revising the layout to provide easy access to the information.

Our first initiative is to provide Child Find services in partnership with Infant Early Learning, ILP. Our district team's Child Find Annual Public Notice is up on the front page of our district website. We look forward to working alongside our community families and students. Gunalchéesh!


Sheryl Ross
Sheryl Ross
Director of Special Education
PreK-12 SpEd Teacher, ESL, Type B
Currently UAF Ph.D. Indigenous Studies, Curric/Instruc.
907-945-3611 ext. 280

Steve Berry
Steve Berry
Special Education Teacher
PreK-12, Digital Teaching & Learning, Mod/Severe Disabilities
BCBA Program
907-945-3611 ext. 263

Aimee Smith

Aimee Smith
Special Education Teacher 
PreK-12 Special Education, Gr 3-8 Gen Ed Teacher, UAS Student of the Tlingit Language, OR Certs.
907-945-3611 ext. 222

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