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.

Special Education & Student Services Office

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

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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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
Bio
Cara Mortlock
Cara  Mortlock
Bio
Leora Newton
Leora Newton
Bio
Krystle Wheatley
Krystle Wheatley
Bio
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