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Special Education Services

Welcome to the Pasco School District Special Education Department  

Vision Statement Empowering diverse and unique students to recognize and reach their highest potential.

Mission Statement

Through collaborative partnerships with students, staff, parents and community we will provide experiences that support individual academic, social and emotional growth of all students in a safe and positive environment. Trained and dedicated staff will foster self-confidence and self-advocacy among our diverse student population to empower them to be a contributing member of their community.

The IDEA is a federal special education law that entitles eligible students with disabilities a free, appropriate, public education (FAPE) to receive specially designed instruction and at no charge to the parent. Special education is provided as a service to students along a continuum of settings, beginning in the general education classroom with a student’s peers. Considerations may also include a full continuum of settings based on the unique needs of a student’s disability.   

Department Contacts

Tracy Wilson

Executive Director of Special Services

509-543-6703 Ext. 2112

Juanita Kamphuis

Director of Special Services
509-543-6703 Ext. 2125

Liz Galvez

Secretary to Directors of Special Services

509-543-6703 Ext. 2174

Norma Cardoza

Secretary to Executive Director of Special Services

509-543-6703 Ext. 2023

Alicia Quackenbush

Director of Special Services Secondary Programs
509-543-6703 Ext. 2018

Christy Jones

Director of Special Services Elementary Programs
509-543-6703 Ext. 2120

Elizabeth Padilla

Secretary to Directors of Special Services

509-543-6703 Ext. 2666

Nasaria Santoyo

Secretary to Director of Early Learning Center

509-416-7848 Ext. 6101