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Special Education

Welcome to Special Education Services

As parents/guardians, you know your children best. Your experiences provide valuable insight for school staff in developing and implementing appropriate programs for them. You, and when appropriate your children, are important partners in the learning process. As a member of the district’s educational team, your partnership is a key ingredient to determining appropriate services for your children.

As a vital member of your children’s education team, we look forward to developing a strong, collaborative working relationship with you over the coming years. If you have any questions regarding programs and services please do not hesitate to contact your building principal. If you still have questions please give one of the Directors a call at 425-204-2285.

The Special Education Department includes:
  • Birth-3
  • Preschool
  • K-21
  • Adult Transition Program (ATP)
  • Psychologists
  • Occupational/Physical Therapists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Home Hospital Tutoring
  • Head Start
  • Griffin Home
  • Renton Academy
  • Section 504

Vision of Instruction


In Spring 2022, we engaged over 1,000 stakeholders including students, teachers, families, classified staff, instructional facilitators, school leaders, and district leaders to help us develop a common understanding and language of what “Excellence in Learning and Teaching” means.  We summarized and synthesized feedback from all stakeholders to develop our updated Vision of Instruction.  We then developed the paragraph below it to better describe the Vision in action:

Inclusive and rigorous learning experiences in which each student is empowered and engaged in caring communities

We aspire to create learning experiences that value and embrace each student’s multiple identities, including but not limited to: culture, language, and ability. We pursue firm goals aligned to standards and driven by data through flexible, student-driven means. We seek to create conditions where students are intellectually active in learning that fosters their passions and curiosity. We strive to partner so that all students, staff, and families are connected, seen, known, and safe.


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Chief of Student Support
Special Education Budget and Contract Coordinator
Director, Secondary Special Education 
Director, Elementary Special Education
Program Specialist
Senior Data & Compliance Specialist
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