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Special Education Department Directory

The easiest way to get in touch is through the Special Education contact form:

Special Education Program Teams

Sensory Services

Ann Curry
Student Support Services Supervisor

Early Childhood (Child Find/Preschool/Birth-Three/EEU)

Tim Moynihan
Director of Early Learning

Meredith Fourre
Special Education Early Childhood Specialist

Barbara Roman
Special Education Early Childhood Specialist

Private School Referrals and Service Plans

Robin Olney
Student Support Services Supervisor

Stephanie Rincon
Private School Program Specialist

Lexi Garberg
Private School Admin Specialist

Transition/BRIDGES (Ages 16-21)

Rob Vander Stoep
Student Support Services Supervisor

Chelsea Palmer
Program Specialist

Skills Center

Rob Vander Stoep
Student Support Services Supervisor

Dr. Laura Davis Brown
Director of Schools

Students assigned to a nonpublic agency

The supervisor of the student’s neighborhood school should be contacted with questions, even when their student is assigned full-time to a NPA.

Special Education Supervisor School Assignments

Amanda McNaughton
Special Education Supervisor

Schools supported:

  • Bailey Gatzert Elementary
  • Catharine Blaine K-8
  • Coe Elementary
  • Franklin High School
  • Garfield High School
  • John Hay Elementary
  • John Muir Elementary
  • Kimball Elementary
  • Lawton Elementary
  • Leschi Elementary
  • Lowell Elementary
  • Madrona Elementary
  • Magnolia Elementary
  • McClure Middle School
  • McGilvra Elementary
  • Meany Middle School
  • Montlake Elementary
  • Nova High School
  • Queen Anne Elementary
  • Seattle World School
  • Stevens Elementary
  • Thurgood Marshall Elementary
  • Washington Middle School

Caitlin O’Shea
Special Education Supervisor

Schools supported:

  • Aki Kurose Middle School
  • Beacon Hill Elementary
  • Cleveland High School
  • Dearborn Park Elementary
  • Dunlap Elementary
  • Emerson Elementary
  • Graham Hill Elementary
  • Hawthorne Elementary
  • Interagency
  • Maple Elementary
  • Martin Luther King Elementary
  • Mercer Middle School
  • Orca K-8
  • Rainier Beach High School
  • Rainier View Elementary
  • Rising Star (Van Asselt) Elementary
  • South Shore K-8
  • Sugiyama(South Lake) High School
  • Wing Luke Elementary

Chad Barnes
Special Education Supervisor

Schools supported:

  • Bryant Elementary
  • Cedar Park Elementary
  • Decatur Elementary
  • Eckstein Middle School
  • Green Lake Elementary
  • Hazel Wolf K-8
  • Jane Addams Middle School
  • John Rogers Elementary
  • Lauerlhurst Elementary
  • Nathan Hale High School
  • Olympic Hills Elementary
  • Olympic View Elementary
  • Roosevelt High School
  • Sacajawea Elementary
  • Sand Point Elementary
  • Thornton Creek Elementary
  • TOPS K-8
  • View Ridge Elementary
  • Wedgewood Elementary

Gordon Fowlds
Special Education Supervisor

Schools supported:

  • Alki Elementary
  • Arbor Heights Elementary
  • Boren STEM K-8
  • Cascade Parent Partnership
  • Chief Sealth High School
  • Concord Elementary
  • Denny Middle School
  • Fairmount Park Elementary
  • Gatewood Elementary
  • Genessee Hill Elementary
  • Highland Park Elementary
  • Lafayette Elementary
  • Madison Middle School
  • Pathfinder K-8
  • Roxhill Elementary
  • Sanislo Elementary
  • Skills Center
  • West Seattle Elementary
  • West Seattle High School

Teresa Swanson
Special Education Supervisor

Schools supported:

  • Adams Elementary
  • Bagley Elementary
  • Ballard High School
  • B.F. Day Elementary
  • Broadview-Thomson
  • Cascadia Elementary
  • Center School
  • Greenwood Elementary
  • Hamilton Middle School
  • Ingraham High School
  • James Baldwin Elementary
  • John Stanford International Elementary
  • Licton Springs K-8
  • Lincoln High School
  • Loyal Heights Elementary
  • McDonald International Elementary
  • Middle College
  • North Beach Elementary
  • Robert Eagle Staff Middle School
  • Salmon Bay K-8
  • Viewlands Elementary
  • West Woodland Elementary
  • Whitman Middle School
  • Whittier Elementary


Rocky Torres, Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services:

Devin Gurley, Interim Executive Director of Special Education and Inclusion:

Mike Bylsma, Director of Special Education:

Ivory Stewart, Interim Director of Special Education: