• Grapevine Middle School Special Services Department 

     

    Department Leader: Shannon Elkins

    Diagnostician: Amanda Acevedo
    School Psychologist: Audrey Riggs
    Speech Pathologist: Suzanne Rash 

    Literacy Intervention Specialists:  Amy Keith, Barbara Acosta

     

    Core Classes

    Inclusion/Aides

      

    RISE: Emily Matlock 

     
     

    Resource/Inclusion

     

    Nancy Arvidson 
    Leslie Kinunen 
    Rodney Williams 

    Amy Ritenour

    Chauncey Horn  
     
     

     

      

    Inclusion Aides:

     

    Diane Raymer 
     

    Christine Finlay
     

    Nikki Vertachnick

    Kathryn Smith

     

     

     

     

    GCISD Mission Statement:

    Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is committed to providing quality services to students with disabilities.  This commitment is based upon the belief that special education is a service and not a place. Each student identified with a disability and a demonstrated educational need for special education services is provided access to the general curriculum and opportunities to progress in the general curriculum.                                    

               GCISD Special Services
     

     

    The Special Education department employs two Inclusion Teachers per grade level, in addition to one Inclusion Paraprofessional.  We also have a Paraprofessional who moves throughout grade levels to work with students.  Inclusion personnel work in general education classrooms, offering assistance to special education students and all others who might need extra help with a concept. 

     

     

    Several Special Education teachers teach Resource classes in Reading, Writing, and Math to instruct students at their academic level.  These classes allow students to work in a small group setting on specific skills.

     

    GMS also provides services for students who need to learn life skills.  Many of these students participate and are quite successful in the Special Olympics program.

     

     

    The LEVELS room at GMS provides support for students who face behavioral or social challenges.  Some students may have an elective class in this setting to learn social skills.

     

     

Last Modified on November 15, 2017