Special Education 

2883 S Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

719-622-2080

719-380-9685




Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Shearer, Deirdre Director of Exceptional Students 719-380-6205
Reitinger, Trish Assistant Director of Exceptional Students 719-360-2237
Teigen, Sonya IEP/ Transition Coordinator 719-380-6255
Manuszak, Caryl Autism Coordinator, Preschool and Child Find Coord 719-380-6244
Griffin, Samantha Special Education Executive Assistant 719-622-2080

Audiology 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Carroll, Leanne Audiologist 719-622-2085
Collins, Pattie Audiologist 719-380-6204
Hill, Melanie Audiologist 719-622-2090
Miller, Juliene Audiologist 719-330-3974

Autism 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Manuszak, Caryl Autism Coordinator 719-380-6244

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program 



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Drago, Julie DHH Teacher 719-505-4363
Giron, Karla Sign Language Interpreter 719-217-1257
Hosmer, Beverlee Sign Language Interpreter 719-502-7699
Kurth, Candace Sign Language Interpreter 719-229-9261
Love, Deborah Sign Language Interpreter 719-237-6927
Thomas, Neil DHH Teacher/ Associate Member
Thompson, Diane Sign Language Interpreter 719-459-7123
Vendetti, Lisa- Marie Sign Laguage Interpreter

Early Childhood 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Manuszak, Caryl Chid Find Coordinator 719-380-6244

Mental Health Team 



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Bennett, Deborah Psychologist/ Member
Burke, Patty Social Worker/ Fremont
Cyr, Lori Psychologist/ Member
Langford, Kelvin Psychologist 719-570-7474 x1714
Giannini, Sally Psychologist 501-994-4324
Watt, Erin Psychologist/ Member
Michelle, Wright Psychologist/ Member

Motor 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Meagher, Sandra OT 719-439-8035
Namminga, Kristen Occupational Therapist
LaCroix, Susannah Physical Therapist/ Assoc. Member
Kerstein, Norine OT
Nelson, Katie COTA 719-380-1705
Empaces, Elzbieta COTA 719-964-8137
Stegner, Brenda Physical Therapist 719-433-0219

Nurses  

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Kotcher, Laura School Nurse - Ellicott 719-683-2700 x1120
Manderay, Mary Beth School Nurse - Miami Yoder, Hanover 719-660-7387
Myers, Breanne School Nurse - Calhan, Edison, Elbert, Peyton 217-316-9504
Orcutt, Lena Nurse/ Member

Severe Special Needs (SSN) Ellicott 



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Hiebert, Kimberly Teacher

Speech Services 



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Anderson, Amber Speech & Language Pathologist/Member
Bruntz, Lindsey Speech & Language Pathologist/Member
Kortum, Claire Speech & Language Pathologist/Member
Sommers, Carol Speech and Language Pathologist 719-351-6263
Daniel, Jerry SOE Speech & Language Pathologist 719-380-6230
Gilliam, Julie Speech & Language Pathologist
O'Brien, Brande Speech & Language Pathologist 719-648-4622

Transition 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Teigen, Sonya Transition Coordinator 719-380-6255

Vision 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Wood, Karen Teacher of the Visually Impaired 719-338-9168