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KUSD Exceptional Student Services

The mission of the Kayenta Exceptional Student Services is to provide effective services to students while supporting the educational community that ensures lifelong learners.

Our Goal

 Our goal is to make general education accessible for all students that prepares them to be productive and well-rounded citizens, which includes: social/emotional, cognitive, physical, and spiritual well-being.

Special education is defined by the specially designed instruction developed to meet the unique needs of a student with a disability. Students with disabilities are those students evaluated and found eligible as having:

  • Autism
  • Developmental Delay (until age 10)
  • Emotional Disability
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Mild/Moderate Intellectual Disability
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Multiple Disabilities with Severe Sensory Impairment
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Preschool Severe Delay
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech/Language Impairment (including preschool age)
  • Severe Intellectual Disability
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment

KUSD Child Find

Child Find is a continuous process of public awareness activities, screening, and evaluation designed to locate, identify, and refer as early as possible all young children with disabilities and their families who are in need of Early Intervention Program (Part C) or preschool special education (Part B/619) services.

KUSD #27 Child Find Schedule:

  • October 25, 2019
  • November 15, 2019
  • December 13, 2019
  • January 24, 2020
  • February 21, 2020
  • March 27, 2020
  • April 24, 2020
  • May 15, 2020
  • June 26, 2020

Exceptional Student Services Staff

Marcella Clark
ESS Director
(928) 697.2403

Laverne June
Administrative Assistant
(928) 697.2400

Lenora Begay
SLP Assistant

Paulson Bronston
District Health Specialist
(928) 697.2402

Elvina Charley
School Psychologist
(928) 697.2405

Tom Cosner
Physical Therapist
(928) 380.7423

Laura Delmar
KECE SAT Chairperson
(928) 697.2408

Audrelia Dugi
MVHS SAT Chairperson
(928) 697.2119

William Gibson
Gifted Team Lead

Terri Hall
KMS Chairperson
(928) 697.2205

Anna Interpreter
Health KMS

Alissa Jones
Physical Therapist
(928) 779.1679

Ashley Jones
SLP Tele-Therapist

Charlee Kee
SLP Assistant

Paul Kionka
Occupational Therapist

Lauryn Maxwell
Physical Therapist
(480) 250.7473

Joanne Motko
HI Teacher
(928) 614.8016

Nora Neztsosie
School Psychologist

Tina Oliver
Health MVHS

Sophia Quotskuyva
VI Teacher
(928) 606.8349

Keith White
O&M Specialist
(928) 774.6825

Jessica Winandy
Physical Therapist
(480) 339.9551

Tracy Yazzie
Health KES