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Student Services

The Dieringer School District provides assistance to students with learning, communication, physical and other disabilities. We strive to educate each child in the district depending on individual student needs to our fullest capability.

Each special education student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) which is reviewed and updated annually. Every three years, or earlier if appropriate, a multi-disciplinary team is required to reevaluate a student to determine if his/her disability condition continues to warrant a need for Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) based on IDEA guidelines. The provision of these services requires special education teachers, school psychologists,  physical therapists and physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants, speech therapists, counselors, paraeducators, as well as contractual services with community agencies. Dieringer also provides remedial services in the area of reading for students who do not qualify for special education.

Calisa Castillo

Executive Director of Student Services
Dieringer School District

Special Education

Age 3 – Through Grade 8:

  • Resource Classroom
  • Inclusion Classroom
  • Life Skills Classroom
  • High Needs Classroom
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy-Counseling, Elementary and Secondary
  • Testing for Special Education Eligibility
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Hearing Interpreter/Tutor Services

Staff

Krista Ronish

Preschool
Dieringer Heights Elementary School

Heidi Clise

Preschool
Dieringer Heights Elementary School

Dan Barfoot

Special Education Instructor
Dieringer Heights Elementary School

Jeremiah Haynes

Special Education Instructor - Intermediate
Dieringer Heights Elementary School

Merissa Beek

Special Education Instructor - Intermediate
Dieringer Heights Elementary School

Kristen Hester

Speech Language Pathologist
Dieringer Heights Elementary School

Joan Ottinger

Occupational Therapist
Dieringer School District

Shawna Ford

Administrative Assistant - Student Services
Dieringer School District

Calisa Castillo

Executive Director of Student Services
Dieringer School District

Michelle Smith

Speech Language Pathologist
Dieringer School District

 

Sara Rakaric

Speech Language Pathologist
Dieringer School District

 

Heather Randall

Psychologist
Dieringer School District

 

Josh Brown

Special Education Instructor
Lake Tapps Elementary School

Ronda McGinnis

Special Education Instructor
Lake Tapps Elementary School

Pati Miller

Special Education Instructor
North Tapps Middle School

Jeanine Taylor

Special Education Instructor
North Tapps Middle School

Erin Meserve

Special Education Instructor
North Tapps Middle School

Student Services Department with DSD logo

Student Services

Email:  Student Services Email
Phone:  253-826-7011