Exceptional Student Services (ESS)

Exceptional Student Services (ESS)

Exceptional Student Services (ESS)

The Exceptional Student Services (ESS) Department provides educational services to exceptional students through a continuum of services which include instruction in the general education classroom with supplementary aids and services, services integrated into the general education classroom, specialized instruction in a resource or pull-out setting, instruction in a specialized classroom, instruction in a special school, home instruction, and instruction in hospitals or institutions. The removal of students with disabilities from the general educational environment will only occur when the nature or severity of the disability is such that education in general education classes or in a building with non-disabled students, with the use of Special Education services, cannot be achieved satisfactorily. An exceptional student is defined as any student who, because of an identified disability, requires specially designed instruction in order to receive a free, appropriate public education. A Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation and an Individual Education Plan (IEP) can determine the student placement and level of required service. All courses meet graduation requirements. Substitutions may be accepted if the IEP team indicates it is necessary. Enrollment in these courses is determined and recommended by the IEP Team and/or case manager. These courses will only be offered if highly-qualified teachers are available.

Department Teachers

Rajie Apatan
Apatan, Rajie
ESS English/Mathematics Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3804
-English Fundamentals E
-English R
-Math Fundamentals E
-Reading System 44
Carmella Ash
Ash, Carmella
ESS Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3304
-Academic Resource
John Batina
Batina, John
PE/Health/ESS Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3008
-Adaptive PE
-Health (Boys)
-Health (Girls) 
-PE (Boys)
-PE (Coed)
-Weight Training (Coed)
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Michelle Bottomley
Bottomley, Michelle
Fine Arts/ESS Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3946
-AP Studio Art
-Art I
-Art II
-Art III
-Integrated Fine Arts (Adaptive)
April Brower
Brower, April
ESS Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3805
-Instructional Resource
Aubrey Cuevas-Ferguson
Cuevas-Ferguson, Aubrey
ESS English/Mathematics Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3911
-Algebra I
-English 9
-English 12 E
-English Applications E
Herman Edelson
Edelson, Herman
ESS Mathematics Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3300
-Algebra I E 
-Consumer Math E
-Math Applications E
Kerrie Gordon
Gordon, Kerrie
ESS Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3304
-Academic Resource 
-Instructional Resource
Nancy Hayes
Hayes, Nancy
ESS Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500
-Functional Academics
-Functional Life Skills
Sharon Leuthauser
Leuthauser, Sharon
ESS Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3806
-Functional Academics
-Functional Life Skills
Alexi Maestas
Maestas, Alexi
ESS Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3803
-Functional Academics
-Functional Life Skills 
-Instructional Resource
-Next Steps

Sandra McIntyre
McIntyre, Sandra
ESS Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3808
-Functional Academics
-Functional Workplace Skills
Seprina Packard
Packard, Seprina
ESS English Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3802
-English 9 E
-English 10 E
-English 11 E
Mark Salow
Salow, Mark
ESS Behavior Support Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3703
-Academic Resource
-American History 
-Biology
-English 10 
-English Applications
-Life Skills 
-Math Applications
-World History/Geography
Donna Telles
Telles, Donna
Fine Arts/ESS Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3005
-Adaptive Music
-Blue Notes 
-Chorus I
-Chorus II
-Drama I
-Drama II
-Stage Production

Department Chair

Carmella Ash
Ash, Carmella
ESS Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3304
-Academic Resource

Department Staff

Holly Adams
Adams, Holly
Speech Language Pathologist
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3800
Jerilyn Binkley
Binkley, Jerilyn
ESS Paraprofessional
Office: 520-836-8500
Laurence Bird
Bird, Laurence
School Psychologist
Office: 520-836-8500
Rhonda Carter
Carter, Rhonda
IEP Writer
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3598
Cindy Check
Check, Cindy
Occupational Therapist
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3702
Bruce Fulmer
Fulmer, Bruce
ESS Paraprofessional
Office: 520-876-9400
Sonya Hendricks
Hendricks, Sonya
Student Transition Specialist
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3907
Darrell Jackson
Jackson, Darrell
ESS Paraprofessional
Office: 520-836-8500
Sarah Jamerson
Jamerson, Sarah
ESS Medicaid Specialist
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3546
Nancy Johnson
Johnson, Nancy
ESS Paraprofessional
Office: 520-836-8500
Vicki Lawton
Lawton, Vicki
ESS Site Coordinator
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3545
Jessica Leary
Leary, Jessica
ESS Paraprofessional
Office: 520-836-8500
Jim Ludlow
Ludlow, Jim
Speech Language Pathologist
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3702
Walker McArthur
McArthur, Walker
ESS Paraprofessional
Office: 520-836-8500
Walker McArthur
McArthur, Walker
ESS Paraprofessional
Office: 520-836-8500
Corin Nieto
Nieto, Corin
ESS Paraprofessional
Office: 520-836-8500
Andrea Ortega
Ortega, Andrea
ESS Paraprofessional
Office: 520-836-8500
Deja Oswald
Oswald, Deja
ESS Paraprofessional
Office: 520-836-8500
Michelle Perez
Perez, Michelle
ESS Paraprofessional
Office: 520-836-8500
Donald Smith
Smith, Donald
ESS Paraprofessional
Office: 520-836-8500
Christopher Springer
Springer, Christopher
ESS Paraprofessional
Office: 520-836-8500
Aubrey Turner
Turner, Aubrey
ESS Paraprofessional
Office: 520-836-8500
Leslie Vasquez
Vasquez, Leslie
ESS Secretary
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3110
Our Non-Discrimination Commitment

Casa Grande Union High School District #82 prohibits discrimination in employment and educational programs based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, military status, genetic test information, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinator(s), Mary Ann Amerson, Human Resources Director at 520 316-3360 ext. 1104 or [email protected]

El Distrito Casa Grande Union High #82 prohibe la discriminación de empleo y programas educacionales basados en raza, color, religion, sexo, edad, descapacidad, origen nacional, estado militar, información de prueba genetica, orientación sexual o identidad de género, o expresion y provee acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados.

Preguntas, quejas, o solicitudes para información adicional de acuerdo a estas leyes deben ser dirigidas a la coordinadora designada, Mary Ann Amerson, Directora de Recursos Humanos al 520 316-3360 ext. 1104, o [email protected]

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