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Special Education

Special education services are based on the individual needs of a student through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) developed by a team of professionals, including the parents and student (as appropriate). Fowler Elementary School District provides a full continuum of services for students who are eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The areas of eligibility for persons from ages 3-21, procedural safeguards notice, and other special education related information is found on the Arizona Department of Education website.

“Always moving forward!” is the motto of the students and staff of the Fowler Elementary School District Special Education Department. At FESD, we believe that by working as a team, every child can learn. Please contact us with questions or to set up screening for your child.

Our Mission

To provide high quality, research-based education in the least restrictive environment to enable all students to be successful to the maximum of their potential.

Vision

All Special Education students will meet or exceed the Arizona K–12 Academic Standards and will be successful members of society.

Child find

Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that requires districts to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities, aged 2.9 through 21, who are in need of special education services. Parents of preschool aged students, age 2.9-5 who have concerns about their child can contact the Special Education Department at (623) 474.7269 to request information on screening, evaluation, or eligibility. 

SPED Contact

If you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s progress in school or questions about a current IEP, you can call:

Rose Ann Wastjer
Director of Special Education
(623) 474.7271

Kristi Stewart
Special Education Specialist
(623) 474.7275

Patricia Partida
Administrative Assistant
(623) 474.7276

Teresa Najera
Special Education Clerk
(623) 474.7269