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Supervision of Special Education Staff in the Schools

Adapted Physical Education (Adapted PE) Teachers

Adapted PE Teachers are hired by the district Special Education Director who oversees adapted PE.  They are supervised as outlined below. If an Adapted PE Teacher is assigned to:

  • One school – supervisor is the school principal
  • Two schools – principals of both schools share supervision
  • Three or more schools – supervisor is the Special Education Department school contact assigned to the school.

If you have questions regarding Adapted PE, contact the district liaison at:

Adapted PE Liaison
Elizabeth Hudson 

 

 

Head Special Education Teachers

All Head Special Education Teachers are supervised by the school principal. The majority of schools elect their Head Teachers to serve in this position. The following schools do not elect Head Teachers, but hold interviews for the position:

  • Albuquerque HS
  • Atrisco Heritage Academy
  • Chaparral ES
  • Cibola HS
  • Dennis Chavez ES
  • Harrison MS
  • Hoover MS
  • LBJ MS
  • Mark Twain ES
  • McCollum ES
  • Painted Sky ES
  • Pajarito ES
  • Rio Grande HS
  • Rudolfo Anaya ES
  • Valley HS
  • West Mesa HS

For more information, visit:

http://www.aps.edu/special-education/specialized-staff-lists/head-teachers

 

IEP Specialists

All IEP Specialists are hired, supervised and assigned to schools by district level Special Education Department Directors. For more information, visit:

http://www.aps.edu/special-education/specialized-staff-lists/iep-specialists

 

Music Therapists

Music Therapists are contract employees who are supervised by an Instructional Manager from the Special Education Department, currently Costa Pavlakos. They serve students who require their services as identified in student  IEPs.

 

Related Service Providers

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Speech Language Pathologists

School based Related Service Providers are hired by the district Special Education Director who oversees Related Services.  They are assigned to schools by the district based on their caseload numbers. As a result, some Related Service Providers may serve two or more schools.  They are supervised as outlined below.

If a related service provider is assigned to:

  • One school – supervisor is the school principal
  • Two schools – principals of both schools share supervision
  • Three or more schools – supervisor is the Special Education Department school contact assigned to the school.

If you have questions regarding Related Service Providers, here is a list of district staff who can help:

Speech Language Pathology Liaison
Karla Kollasch
kollasch@aps.edu
855-9942

Speech Language Pathology Liaison
Shelly Kastler-Davis
kastler@aps.edu
855-9941

Occupational Therapy Liaison
Sydney Alley
alley@aps.edu
855-9935

Physical Therapy Liaison
Lucille Lopez
lopez_lu@aps.edu

855-9936

Social Work Liaison
Paula Sandoval
sandoval_p@aps.edu

855-9868

 

Special Education Educational Assistants (EAs)

Special Education EAs (including Preschool Special Education EAs) are hired and supervised by school principals.

 

Special Education Teachers

Special Education Teachers (including Preschool Special Education Teachers) are hired and supervised by school principals.

 

Transition Specialists

Transition Specialists are hired and assigned to a school site by the district Principal for Transition Services. They are co-supervised by the district Pricipal for Transition Services and the principal or designated administrator at the high school.

For more information, visit: http://www.aps.edu/special-education/specialized-staff-lists/transition-specialists

 

Work Study Educational Assistants (WSEA)

Work Study Education Assistants are hired and assigned to a school site by district Principal for Transition Services. They are supervised by the principal or designated administrator at the high school.

For more information, visit: https://www.aps.edu/special-education/specialized-staff-lists/work-study-educational-assistants-wsea/

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