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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien,WA 98166

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Special Education

Phone: 206-631-3009

The Special Education team is committed to helping families and staff identify and deliver the services students need. We offer screening clinics that provide parents with information about their child's academic, vision, hearing, language, cognitive, and motor skill development.

Team Members

Gaye Bungart

Gaye Bungart, Director of Special Education

Email: gaye.bungart@highlineschools.org 

Gaye oversees our special education programming across the district. Contact her with questions related to contract language in relation to special education programs, program placement, and general questions related to special education. Contact Gaye regarding special education staffing, processes, and procedures.

Darren Spencer

Darren Spencer, Assistant Director of Special Education

Email: darren.spencer@highlineschools.org

Darren supports schools and teachers with student placement decisions, including families in the Evaluation/IEP process, legal compliance, and professional learning in support of students with IEPs. Contact Darren with questions around individual IEPs, IEP processes, and secondary programming and transitions.

Amy Chamberlin

Amy Chamberlin, Early Childhood Program Manager

Email: amy.chamberline@highlineschools.org

Amy supports our developmental preschool teachers with raining, compliance, and instructional support. This position also leads Child Find and Birth to 3 transitions.

Brad Cole

Brad Cole, Technology Support Manager

Email: bradley.cole@highlineschools.org

Brad offers technical support and manages the equipment and materials needed for special education staff and students with IEPs. Contact Brad for material and resource needs for special education classrooms.

Reeba Miller

Reeba Miller, Differentiation Specialist

Email: reeba.miller@highlineschools.org

Reeba supports the collaborative efforts of both special education and general education teachers toward student success in general education settings. Contact Reeba with questions around approaches to differentiating and adapting instructions to meet the needs of individual students. 

Carol Hamos

Carol Hamos, Special Education Program Specialist

Email: carol.hamos@highlineschools.org

Carol supports special education teachers and related services staff with Safety Net and Goalview. Contact Carol with questions on Goalview use and training opportunities and IEP writing.

Krista Friar

Krista Friar, Special Education Program Specialist

Email: krista.friar@highlineschools.org

Krista provides support for our special education program, including programming for our self-contained settings. Contact Krista for information related to our various service delivery models for special education.

Laurie Giddings, Special Education Program Specialist

Email: laurie.giddings@highlineschools.org

Laurie provides support for our special education program, including programming for our self-contained settings. Contact Laurie for information related to our various service delivery models for special education.

Ingrid Chan

Ingrid Chan, Fiscal Specialist

Email: ingrid.chan@highlineschools.org

Ingrid manages budget and staffing information for inclusive education as well as outside contracts and extra service for staff.

Kim Gasneder

Kim Gasneder, Records Specialist 

Email: kim.gasneder@highlineschools.org

Kim is a Records Specialist. She manages student records requests for students with IEPs and maintains our central file. Contact Kim with requests for records for students with IEPs.

Laura Lumsden

Laura Lumsden, Compliance Specialist

Email: laura.lumsden@highlineschools.org

Laura works closely with school staff to ensure timely and accurate completion of IEPs. She manages monthly student counts and IEP compensation. Contact Laura with questions related to IEP submission.

Gina Venditti

Gina Venditti, Receptionist

Email: gina.venditti@highlineschools.org

Gina serves as the receptionist for Inclusive Education. She plays a number of roles in support of student with IEPs, including transportation and interpreter requests, home/hospital instruction and tutors, and Childfind appointments and preparation. Contact Gina for questions related to these topics and general information related to Inclusive Education.