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.

 


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


 

 

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: Resource Teacher

Education: B.A. in Elementary Education from Biola University. M.A.T in Special Education from the Metropolitan State University. 

Bio I was born and raised in Colorado. I enjoy hiking, camping, and anything outdoors. I moved to California for my undergraduate years of college to study Elementary Education with an emphasis in Spanish. After college, I taught 5th grade at an International school in Guatemala as well as volunteered at an orphanage for a few months. Because of that experience,  I developed a passion for working with students who have special needs. When I moved back to Colorado, I started my Master’s degree in Teaching that focused on Special Education from MSU. During my graduate program, I got my job at Euclid. I love working with the students and staff here at Euclid.

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


 


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