Department Information

Department Directory

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)

Heather Brown
Director of Early Learning

Meredith Fourre
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

Teresa Swanson
Special Education Supervisor

Schools supported:

  • Adams Elementary
  • Bagley Elementary
  • B.F. Day Elementary
  • Cascadia Elementary
  • Catharine Blaine K-8
  • Coe Elementary
  • Green Lake Elementary
  • Greenwood Elementary
  • John Hay Elementary
  • John Stanford International Elementary
  • Lawton Elementary
  • Loyal Heights Elementary
  • Magnolia Elementary
  • McDonald International Elementary
  • North Beach Elementary
  • Queen Anne Elementary / VOPP K-5
  • Salmon Bay K-8
  • Viewlands Elementary
  • West Woodland Elementary
  • Whittier Elementary

Glenna Luiten
Special Education Supervisor

Schools supported:

  • Beacon Hill Elementary
  • Boren STEM K-8
  • Broadview-Thomson
  • Concord Elementary
  • Dearborn Park Elementary
  • Dunlap Elementary
  • Gatewood Elementary
  • Graham Hill Elementary
  • Hawthorne Elementary
  • Highland Park Elementary
  • Lowell Elementary
  • James Baldwin Elementary
  • Rainier View Elementary
  • Roxhill Elementary
  • Sanislo Elementary
  • South Shore PK-8
  • West Seattle Elementary
  • Wing Luke Elementary

Gordon Fowlds
Special Education Supervisor

Schools supported:

  • Alki Elementary
  • Arbor Heights Elementary
  • Bryant Elementary
  • Cascade Parent Partnership
  • Cedar Park Elementary
  • Decatur Elementary
  • Fairmount Park Elementary
  • Genessee Hill Elementary
  • Lafayette Elementary
  • Maple Elementary
  • McGilvra Elementary
  • Montlake Elementary
  • Olympic View Elementary
  • Thornton Creek Elementary
  • Sand Point Elementary
  • Stevens Elementary
  • View Ridge Elementary
  • Wedgwood Elementary

Amanda McNaughton
Special Education Supervisor

Schools supported:

  • Bailey Gatzert Elementary
  • Emerson Elementary
  • Hazel Wolf K-8 at Pinehurst
  • John Muir Elementary
  • John Rogers Elementary
  • Kimball Elementary
  • Laurelhurst Elementary
  • Leschi Elementary
  • Licton Springs K-8
  • Madrona Elementary
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary
  • Olympic Hills Elementary
  • Orca K-8
  • Pathfinder K-8
  • Rising Star Elementary
  • Sacajawea Elementary
  • Thurgood Marshall Elementary
  • TOPS K-8

Rob Vander Stoep
Special Education Supervisor

Schools supported:

  • Skills Center

Caitlin O’Shea
Special Education Supervisor

Schools supported:

  • Alan T. Sugiyama at South Lake
  • Center School
  • Chief Sealth High School
  • Denny International Middle School
  • Madison Middle School
  • Middle College
  • Nova High School
  • Seattle World School
  • West Seattle High School
  • Aki Kurose Middle School
  • Cleveland High School
  • Franklin High School
  • Garfield High School
  • Meany Middle School
  • Mercer Middle School
  • Rainier Beach High School
  • Washington Middle School

Chad Barnes
Special Education Supervisor

Schools supported:

  • Ballard High School
  • Eckstein Middle School
  • Hamilton International Middle School
  • Ingraham High School
  • Interagency High School
  • Jane Addams Middle School
  • Lincoln High School
  • McClure Middle School
  • Nathan Hale High School
  • Robert Eagle Staff Middle School
  • Roosevelt High School
  • Whitman Middle School


Concie Pedroza, Associate Superintendent:

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: