SPECIAL EDUCATION

Through an individualized educational program, prepare students to become productive citizens within our community.

The goal of the Special Services Department is to meet each student’s individual needs. Through collaboration with related services, general education, administration, and parents we are able to define and address the needs of our students. We are proud to be able to offer a full continuum of services beginning from birth through graduation. With an emphasis on inclusion, our teams proactively discuss each student’s needs within the least restrictive environment.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

DISTRICT
Shay Carter - Director

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Olivia Riscovallez - Special Services Coordinator

Missy Burling - MIS Clerk

  • Edgerton Elementary

  • Gardner Elementary

  • Grand Star Elementary

  • Madison Elementary

  • Moonlight Elementary

  • Nike Elementary

  • Sunflower Elementary

MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION
Kelly Edwards - Special Services Coordinator and Early Childhood

Rose O'Dea - Administrative Assistant for PK-12 Special Services (including ELL, 504 and Special Services)

  • Pioneer Ridge Middle School

  • Trail Ridge Middle School

  • Wheatridge Middle School

HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION
Lauren Averill - Special Services Coordinator

Angie Plank - Administrative Assistant for PK-12 Special Services (including ELL, 504 and Special Services)

  • Gardner Edgerton High School

CONTACT
Administrative Offices
231 E. Madison Street (physical address)
P.O. Box 97 (mailing address)
Gardner, Kansas 66030
Phone: (913) 856-2080

Department Information

USD231

Early Childhood

The purpose of the Early Childhood Special Education program is to provide early intervention services to children aged 3-5 (who are not yet kindergarten eligible) who exhibit severe developmental delays. These delays are addressed through an Individual Education Plan (IEP).

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USD231

Early Childhood

The purpose of the Early Childhood Special Education program is to provide early intervention services to children aged 3-5 (who are not yet kindergarten eligible) who exhibit severe developmental delays. These delays are addressed through an Individual Education Plan (IEP).

Learn More

USD231

Early Childhood

The purpose of the Early Childhood Special Education program is to provide early intervention services to children aged 3-5 (who are not yet kindergarten eligible) who exhibit severe developmental delays. These delays are addressed through an Individual Education Plan (IEP).

Learn More

USD231

Early Childhood

The purpose of the Early Childhood Special Education program is to provide early intervention services to children aged 3-5 (who are not yet kindergarten eligible) who exhibit severe developmental delays. These delays are addressed through an Individual Education Plan (IEP).

Learn More