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In the Chandler Unified School District, we believe all students can learn! Some students may need more supports and services than others, but providing students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to be lifelong learners and responsible citizens is our mission for ALL students. For students with disabilities eligible to receive specialized instruction and related services, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team, which includes the student and parent/guardian, uses data to help determine the level and types of supports and services a student might need. It is always important to remember that special education is a service, not a “place.” The IEP Team considers the unique individual strengths, needs, and post-secondary goals (for students age 16 and older) when determining the appropriate service needs of each student.

CUSD provides a continuum of services to students, along with a variety of service delivery options. Teams must always begin program planning with the belief and expectation that students receive services in the general education setting. Data is used to identify if a student needs more intensive instruction as teams review options along the continuum of the least restrictive environment. A variety of options are considered as teams review reasonable accommodations and/or modifications, supplementary aids and services, and/or assistive technology in general education classes. In addition, related services are available, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, transportation, and counseling, if the IEP Team determines any to be appropriate.

Our Vision in the Chandler Unified School District as a safe, disciplined and productive environment where students and adults are meaningfully engaged in learning applies to all of our students, from our youngest learners in preschool to our young adult learners in our high school programs. We value our partnerships with parents, students and community stakeholders. Your input is important. Please feel free to contact our department with any questions, concerns and/or celebrations you may want to share. 

Thank you for choosing Chandler Unified! 

Kymberly A. Marshall, Ed.D.
Director of Student Services

Chandler Unified School District 


Please contact your child's school first with any questions by calling the campus and asking for the appropriate staff member: Special Education Teacher, Special Education Case Manager or Counselor/Student Services Coordinator, Principal, or School Psychologist.  At the Junior High and High School level, contact the Special Education Department chair or your child's special education teacher.
If you need more assistance or have further questions, please contact the special education facilitator who is assigned to your child's school:
Linda Dekruif 
Chandler High School
ACP( Erie)
ACP (Oakland)
Anderson Elementary
Anderson Junior High
Conley Elementary
Galveston Elementary
CTA Goodman Elementary
Hartford Elementary
Knox Elementary
Sanborn Elementary
Shumway Elementary
Joan Kern
Basha High School
Bologna Elementary
Carlson Elementary
Hull Elementary
Navarrete Elementary
Patterson Elementary
Payne Junior High
Riggs Elementary
Ryan Elementary
Lehua Clay
Hamilton High School
Basha Elementary
Bogle Junior High
CTA Independence Elementary
Frye Elementary
Fulton Elementary
Hancock Elementary
Jacobson Elementary
San Marcos Elementary
Tarwater Elementary
Willis Junior High
Behavior Support Facilitators:
Dolores Ulibarri
Kelly Cole
Michelle Stegg 
Perry High School
CTA Freedom Elementary
CTA Liberty Elementary
Haley Elementary
CTA Humphrey Elementary
Santan Elementary
Santan Junior High
Weinberg Elementary
Chief Hill Academy Alt. Ed.

Special Education Medicare/MIPS Specialist:           
Alberta Longacre
Contact the special education office, for general information, utilizing the following contact information: Instructional Resource Center, 500 W. Galveston, Chandler, AZ 85225.  Phone: 480-2247-3735 Fax: 480 224-9154 

Director of Student Services~Special Education        Dr. Kymberly Marshall            480-224-3732
Assistant Director of Special Education                      Stephanie Strobel                    480-224-3732
Administrative Support Staff
Administrative Assistant                                               Lisa Gress                                480-224-3732
Special Education Secretary                                        Donna Bowser                          480-224-3735
Special Education / Preschool Clerk                           Janice Gorence                         480-224-3733

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