Special Education

Mission Statement

The Rainier School District Special Education Department is dedicated to helping each student reach their potential in an inclusive, unified environment where their individual strengths are recognized.

Identifying Students with Disabilities
The Rainier School District seeks assistance in locating children with disabilities who have not graduated from high school and currently are not attending nor receiving other special services from public schools.

Oregon and federal law mandate educational services for children with disabilities. Rainier School District provides educational programs and services for eligible children from kindergarten through transition age (21). Services provided are appropriate to each child's disability.  

Parents, guardians, or anyone who knows of a child (ages 5 through 21) with a disability currently not receiving educational services are asked to notify the Special Education Department at 503-556-9121.

Staff

Heidi Schafer

Heidi  Schafer
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Melissa Pratt

Melissa Pratt
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Danielle Nelson

Danielle  Nelson, RN
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Shalana Harrison

Shalana  Harrison
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Special Education & Student Services Office

28168 Old Rainier Rd.
Rainier, OR 97048
Phone: (503) 556-9121 
Fax: (503) 556-1043

Tracy Collier
Tracy Collier
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Jeanie Cook, OT

Jeannie Cook
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Cindy Coughlin

Cindy  Coughlin
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Melissa Hood

Melissa Hood
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Andrea Hulegaard

Andrea Hulegaard
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Anne Montgomery

Anne Montgomery
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Cara Mortlock

Cara  Mortlock
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Leora Newton

Leora Newton
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Krystle Wheatley

Krystle Wheatley
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Casandra Brown
Casandra Brown

Brenda Cameron

Brenda  Cameron

Kristi Crape

Kristi  Crape

Keri Gray

Keri  Gray

Mary Harrington

Mary  Harrington

Sheila Heflin

Sheila Heflin

Jamie King

Jamie  King
Lisa Langner
Lisa Langner

Juliet Larson

Juliet Larson
Mica Lires
Mica Lires
Alyssa Nelson
Alyssa Nelson

Diane Pruyne

Diane  Pruyne

Kaitlynn Rhoads

Kaitlynn Rhoads

Northwest Regional ESD Support Staff

Laura Anderson, ASD

Laura Anderson

Elsje Collins, SLP

Elsje Collins

Allyn Kirnak, School Psychologist

Allyn Kirnak

Damon Massey, PT

Damon Massey

Allyn Kirnak