Special Education

LEARNING SUPPORT SERVICES (LSS): This program combines a staff of professionals that may include general educators, special educators, a speech therapist, a school psychologist, an occupational therapist, a certified occupational therapy assistant and paraprofessional educators to meet the needs of each student who has qualified for an IEP.  Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) are developed for all students who have been identified as having an educational disability which impairs their learning ability and/or performance to a marked degree, within the classroom environment. A continuum of services and adaptations to curriculum, instruction and/or environment are based on student needs and the IEP and are provided to each identified student.

Benjamin Baroch

SubjectResource Teacher

Education: B.A. in Psychology from Fort Lewis College & M.A in Teaching Special Education from Metropolitan State University 
 
Bio: Though I wasn't born in Colorado, I was raised here since I was two years old. I enjoy getting outside with friends and have completed several full moon hikes over the summer in the beautiful mountains around Colorado. When I am not hiking, I can be found either biking or working in my wood shop. I have been working with students in the realm of special education for the past 8 years in a variety of roles, though I found my calling as a teacher 3 years ago.  I am excited to be at Euclid Middle School this year and I look forward to working with your students to make it the best year that we can!
 
Please feel free to reach out to me at any time with questions, comments or concerns.
 
Voicemail: 303-347-6112

Karen Berg

Subject: Speech/Language Pathologist

Education: B.S. and Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology/Communication Disorders from Eastern Illinois University.

Bio: I’ve lived in beautiful Colorado since graduating from college in 1986. Prior to coming to LPS in 2013, I was a speech pathologist in a small mountain community for 18 years, taking off nine years in the middle to stay home with my children. During my time in that district, I worked with students ranging from preschool to high school. While in LPS, I have held positions at the elementary level and look forward, now, to more time with middle school students!  My husband and I met and raised our four children here in the Denver area. We are active in our church community and enjoy anything related to music! We also enjoy traveling, camping, and hiking.  I’m currently at Euclid two days a week (Monday and Tuesday) and spend the remainder of the week at Runyon Elementary. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns.

Voice Mail: 303-734-5739
Email: kberg[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us


Rebecca Bossert 

Subject: Co-Teacher SpEd

Education:  I have a B.A. in psychology from CU Boulder and an M.A. in special education from UNC Greeley.

Bio:  I have a passion for teaching language arts and math at the middle school level. This year will be like no other year and I am ready to learn and grow together as we navigate these unprecedented times. Outside of school, my hobbies include reading, comedy, hiking, and rock climbing.

Voice Mail: 303-734-6129

Email: rbossert[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us


Bri Engle

Subject: School Psychologist

Education: B.S. in Psychology and an Ed.S. in School Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado.

Bio: I've lived in Colorado since I was six years old and I absolutely love it here. I received both my degrees from UNCo - Go Bears! Between undergrad and graduate school, I spent some time supporting students at The Tennyson Center for Children and at a middle school in Douglas County, where I discovered a passion for the uniqueness that is middle school students and the middle school experience. This is my second year in LPS and first year at Euclid - it's a wonderful place to be!

Outside of school, I love to create/craft and spend as much time outside as I can. I enjoy hiking, playing tennis, camping, snowshoeing, and long walks on the trail with my dog Maisy. 

I am part-time at EMS (All day Monday and Tuesday, 12-4 on Wednesdays) and part-time at the LPS Transition Services program. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Voice Mail: 303-347-3814
Emailbengle[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us


Anna Lamers

Subject: Speech Pathologist

Education: B.S. and Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Tulsa.

Bio: I lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma my entire life up until I moved to Colorado in June 2014. In Tulsa, I worked as the Speech Pathologist at a local Middle School for 6 years and then ventured into the private practice realm for 3 years. When I came to Denver to visit lifelong friends in January 2014, I absolutely fell in love with the city and its people. When I started looking for jobs in Colorado, I knew I would only interview for a job where I had the opportunity to work with middle school children again. Luckily, Euclid Middle School recognized this devotion and hired me as the school’s Speech Pathologist. Before moving to Colorado, I have always been an avid runner participating in many 5K’s and half marathons. Now that I am in Colorado, I have developed a passion for hiking, climbing, and camping. I completed two “14ers” this summer, both of which included big sections of Class 3 level hiking- yep, I just jumped right in there! I also enjoy nice long biking trips and could probably play golf every day of my life! Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions, comments, or concerns. I look forward to an exciting year at Euclid!

Voice Mail: 303-734-6107
Email: alamers[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us


Michelle Menzor

Subject: Math

Education: Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Biola University. Master’s Degree in Masters of Teaching Special Education from the Metropolitan State University. 

Bio: I was born and raised in Colorado. I enjoy hiking, camping, and anything out doors. I moved to California for my undergraduate years of college. From there, I studied abroad at an International school in Guatemala and volunteered at an orphanage for a few months. I have built relationships with the kids and I go back every year since 2014. Because of that experience, it grew my passion for working with students in Special Education. When I moved back to Colorado, I started my Master’s degree in a Masters of Teaching and concentrating in Special Education. I taught at Shiloh House for a few years and then transitioned to Euclid Middle School.  I love the students and staff at Euclid and it has been a great opportunity to be a part of this team! 

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions, comments, or concerns. I look forward to an exciting year at Euclid!

Voice Mail: 303-734-6110
Email: mmenzor[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us


Erin Mittoo

Subject:  Resource Teacher

Education:

Bio:  I have worked in Littleton Public Schools for several years, starting in 2003, and have worked in the Summit Program at Heritage High School  and at Transition Services. I have two daughters, ages 13 and 15, and love being outdoors doing pretty much anything!  

Voice Mail: 303-734-6160

Email: emittoo[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us

 

Chris Peil

Subject: School Psychologist

Voice Mail: 303-347-7824

Emailcpeil[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us


Colleen Rondinelli - Special Education Department Chairperson

Subjects: Special Education grades 6-8 in the LSS/PACE program; 

Education: B.S. degree Recreation Specialist with an Emphasis in Recreation Therapy from University of Northern Colorado. A Master’s degree in Special Education Severe Cognitive K-12 from University of Northern Colorado.

Bio: I received both of my degrees at the University of Northern Colorado. I worked as a Recreation Therapist at the Rehabilitation Institute of San Antonio for 6 years. I worked mainly with traumatic brain injury, stroke, and spinal cord patients. I decided to go back to school full time and receive my masters in special education. I have been teaching for 21 years at Euclid Middle School in the Special Education Department as the LSS/PACE teacher. 

My father was in the Air Force so I have traveled extensively throughout the country and some parts of the world. I enjoy traveling, being outdoors and spending time with my family and friends.  I have a wonderful son Anthony.

Voice Mail: 303-734-6144
Email: crondinelli[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us


Carol Terranova

 

Subject: Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

 

Education: Associates Degree of Applied Science Occupational Therapy Assistant from Arapahoe Community College

 

Bio: I was born and raised in Colorado and attended Littleton Public Schools as a child.  I took a 12-year hiatus living and working in New York City.  I moved back to Colorado when I was 30 years old.  After attending College I started a new career in Occupational Therapy in the school district I grew up in.  I have been providing Occupational Therapy services to students in Littleton Public Schools for 21 years now.  Outside of work, I enjoy traveling to tropical destinations and always have a USA road trip planned during the summer break.  I am also an avid fisherwoman of the beautiful mountain streams and rivers of Colorado.  I am grateful to be back this school year to work with students in person. 

 

Voice Mail: 303-347-3842

Email: cterranova[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us