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Student Services Team

Heather Creech



Speech Therapist



Education: 
Arizona State University - B.A. Speech and Hearing Sciences
University of Cincinnati - M.A. Speech-Language Pathology
Certification:  ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competency
Endorsement:  Special Education Generalist


Favorite Quote:

"Everything is figureoutable."   --unknown


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Connie Lane



Occupational Therapy/Assistive Technology Team

Connie Lane

Education: 

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Master's Degree in Child Development



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Blair Mellon


 
Advanced Learner Support

Blair Mellon

Education: 
Masters in the Diverse Learner


Favorite Quote: 

Watch your thoughts, they become words.

Watch your words, they become actions.

Watch you actions, they become habits.

Watch your habits, they become character.

Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

    --Frank Outlaw

 

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Adam Parker

 

Psychologist
 

Education: 
 
Educational Specialst Degree in School Psychology (Ed.S) 


Favorite Quote: 
 
"Nothing you wear is more important than your smile."



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Heather Stevens



English Language Acquisition

Heather Stevens

Education: 

Colorado Teacher License Endorsements:

  • Elementary Education
  • K-12 Linguistically Diverse: Bilingual/ESL 

    Curriculum & Instruction Bilingual/ESL Elementary: University of Colorado/Denver – Master of Arts/School of Education & Human Development

    Bilingual/Bicultural Education in Spanish: University of Northern Colorado – Bachelor of Arts/Elementary Education


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Valerie Manspeaker

 
Learning Specialist

 

Education: 
 
BA History from Colorado State University

MA Special Education University of Northern Colorado

Favorite Quote: 

"A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark."

                -- Chinese proverb

 
 
 
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Amie Shaffner


 
Read Act Tutor

  

Education: 

Bachelor's Childhood Education 1-6

Master's Literacy Education Birth - Grade 6


Favorite Quote: 

"A book is a gift you can open again and again."

                --Garrison Keillor


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Jen Gomez



ILC Teacher



Education: 
 
2007 BA in Special Education from Metro State College of Denver

Generalist Licensure


Favorite Quote: 
 
"It's ok to be different!" --Todd Parr
 
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Taylor Hopp-Storey


ILC Teacher



Education: 



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​​ Philosophy and Goals:  
The mission of the Cherry Creek District is to educate each student to think, to learn, to achieve, and to care. We are committed to this mission and to collaborating with general education teachers to provide quality education for all students, including those with special needs. We recognize the critical need for all students to achieve their highest potential.
 
 
Program Highlights:  
 
 Learning Disabilities
 
Provides assessments and services for students with perceptual and communication disabilities that significantly affect student achievement.
Mrs. Gomez provides services for students with significant support needs and Autism. The ILC classroom is a place where students learn life skills and   instruction is driven by the student's individualized education plan. The ILC program also includes adaptations for general education curriculum, and provides opportunities for inclusion within the general education classroom for students with significant disabilities.
 
 Speech/Language
 
Provides assessments and services for students with communication disabilities that have an adverse affect on educational performance.
 
 Occupational Therapy
 
Provides assessments and services that help students with fine and gross motor needs as well as sensory needs that significantly impact classroom functioning.
 
 Mental Health Services-  Psychologist
 
  Provides individual, small group and classroom mental health interventions and supports so students can more readily access learning and be successful. Additionally, consults to support parents and teachers, administer assessments to understand how students learn best with the goal of teaching that builds on strengths and target areas of need.  

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