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 5, 2022

  • September 2, 2022

  • October 7, 2022

  • November 4, 2022

  • December 2, 2022

  • January 6, 2023

  • February 3, 2023

  • March 3, 2023

  • April 7, 2023

  • May 5, 2023

  • June 2, 2023

Confidentiality

KUSD ESS adheres to ethical principles and acts in compliance with laws and regulations which protect children and their family's right to privacy and which control the use of confidential information regarding children.

Exceptional Student Services Staff

Nora Neztsosie - Acting ESS Director

(928)697-2403

Laverne John - Administrative Assistant

(928)697-2400

Elvina Charley - Psychologist

(928)697-2405

Nora  Neztsosie - Psychologist 

(928)697-2406

Paul Kionka - Occupational Therapist

(928)697-2417

Alissa Jones - Physical Therapist

(928)779-1679

Lauryn Maxwell - Physical Therapist

(480)250-7473

Edward Gervasoni - ASDB O&M Specialist

(928)774-0655

Shella Cramer - ASDB Teacher of Deaf/HH

(520)221-0778

Marilyn Brooks - ASDB Teacher of Deaf/HH

(928)414-1238

Jamie Strong - ASDB Teacher of VI

(298)774-0655

Nazgul Abuyalieva - Physical Therapist

 

Charlene Kee - SLP Assistant

(928)697-2300

Lenora Begay - SLP Assistant

(928)697-2300

Terry Redhouse - Technical Assistant

(928)697-2400

Laura Delmar - KECE Itinerant ESS Teacher

(928)697-2408

Leilani Howe - KES ESS Teacher

(928)697-2300

Teri Parrish - KES ESS Teacher

(928)697-2300

Judy Anagal - KES ESS Teacher

(928)697-2300

Samantha Harrison - Technical Assistant

(928)697-2300

Brenda Hoshnic - Technical Assistant

(928)697-2300

Terri Hall - KMS ESS Teacher

(928)697-2200

Charlotte Morris - KMS ESS Teacher

(928)697-2200

Armanda Gamble - KMS ESS Teacher

(928)697-2200

Eugenia Charley - KMS ESS Teacher

(928)697-2200

Terrisita Gamble - Technical Assistant

(928)697-2200

Cheryl Joe - Technical Assistant

(928)697-2200

Jessica Austin - Technical Assistant

(928)697-2200

Audrelia Dugi - MVHS ESS Teacher

(928)697-2100

Perry Francis - MVHS ESS Teacher

(928)697-2100

Caraleta Kescoli - MVHS ESS Teacher

(928)697-2100

Joan Tsosie - MVHS ESS Teacher

(928)697-2100

Bobbie Pettigrew - MVHS ESS Teacher

(928)697-2100

Keshia Crank - Technical Assistant

(928)697-2100

Lauriel Begay - Technical Assistant

(928)697-2100

Angela James - Technical Assistant

(928)697-2100