Valley School District

Special Education

Special education is a program that provides specially designed instruction (SDI) to address the unique needs of students. This instruction provides students with an education that will prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living. All students must be evaluated to determine if they are eligible for and in need of SDI before they can receive support through the special education program. Special education is provided at no cost to parents and this includes the related services a student needs to access their educational program.

Services

The district provides the following special education services:

Valley Early Learning Center
  • academic and behavioral intervention
  • speech and language pathology services
  • occupational therapy
  • physical therapy
  • school psychology services
Valley School
  • academic and behavioral intervention
  • speech and language pathology services
  • occupational therapy
  • physical therapy
  • school psychology services
Paideia High School
  • academic and behavioral intervention
  • speech and language pathology services
  • occupational therapy
  • physical therapy
  • school psychology services
Columbia Virtual Academy
  • academic intervention*
  • speech and language pathology services*
Valley Early Learning Center
  • academic and behavioral intervention
  • speech and language pathology services
  • occupational therapy
  • physical therapy
  • school psychology services
Valley School
  • academic and behavioral intervention
  • speech and language pathology services
  • occupational therapy
  • physical therapy
  • school psychology services
Paideia High School
  • academic and behavioral intervention
  • speech and language pathology services
  • occupational therapy
  • physical therapy
  • school psychology services
Columbia Virtual Academy
  • academic intervention*
  • speech and language pathology services*

*The special education team reviews special education information for students considering CVA to determine if their unique needs can be met appropriately from a distance. Special education instruction is provided by special education teachers, speech therapists, and para-educators during video chat sessions.

Referrals

If at any time you believe your student may need special education, you may contact your student’s teacher, special education staff, school psychologist, or principal. You can also contact the special education department below to request that your student be evaluated for special education.

Contacts

General Information or Record Requests

Caitie Klemish
Special Education Secretary
Phone: (509) 937-2616
Fax: (509) 651-7728
Caitie.Klemish@valleysd.org

General Information or Record Requests

Caitie Klemish
(509) 937-2616
Caitie.Klemish@cva.org

Special Education Co-Director

Janet Williams
Special Education Teacher
(509) 937-2859
Janet.Williams@valleysd.org

Special Education Co-Director

Ken Davis
School Psychologist
(509) 937-2642
Ken.Davis@valleysd.org

Special Education Teacher

Pamela Harrison
Valley School
(509) 937-2670
Pamela.Harrison@valleysd.org

Special Education Teacher

Karen Schaefer
Columbia Virtual Academy
(509) 937-2654
Karen.Schaefer@cva.org

Special Education Co-Director

Janet Williams
Special Education Teacher
(509) 937-2859
Janet.Williams@valleysd.org

Special Education Co-Director

Ken Davis
School Psychologist
(509) 937-2642
Ken.Davis@valleysd.org

Special Education Teacher

Pamela Harrison
Valley School
(509) 937-2670
Pamela.Harrison@valleysd.org

Special Education Teacher

Karen Schaefer
Columbia Virtual Academy
(509) 937-2654
Karen.Schaefer@cva.org

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