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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:

  • August 7, 2020
  • September 11, 2020
  • October 2, 2020
  • November 6, 2020
  • December 4, 2020
  • January 8, 2021
  • February 5, 2021
  • March 5, 2021
  • April 9, 2021
  • May 7, 2021
  • June 4, 2021

Exceptional Student Services Staff

Marcella Clark
ESS Director
(928) 697.2403

Laverne John
Administrative Assistant
(928) 697.2400

Lenora Begay
SLP Assistant

Elvina Charley
School Psychologist
(928) 697.2405

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

Nora Neztsosie
School Psychologist

Keith White
O&M Specialist
(928) 774.6825

Jessica Winandy
Physical Therapist
(480) 339.9551