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.

Britany Borel

Subjects: Math, Reading, and Study Hall.

Education: B.S. in Criminal Justice and K-6 and Special Education Credentials from California State University Sacramento. Currently working on my MEd in reading at Regis University.

Bio: I originally hail from Orange County, California. After graduating from high school, I attended the California State University Sacramento where I played softball and received my B.S. in Criminal Justice. My first job was at Stone Lake Elementary School in Elk Grove, California. After my first exciting year of teaching, I got married, and my husband and I packed up all of our belongings and made the trek out to greener pastures. This is my eleventh year teaching and my fifth year at EMS. I truly believe that when students, teachers, and parents work together amazing things can be accomplished.

Outside of school, I love spending time with my wonderful husband, Clint, my two children, Opal and Jax, and our dog Callie. Together we love to go for walks, camp, fish, and wheeling. In my solo time, I like to sew, craft, garden, and read.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason. Email is the best way to get in contact with me.

Voice Mail: 303-734-6106
Emailbborel[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

 


Natalie Marquis

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Bio:

Voice Mail: 303-734-6134
Email: nmarquis[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

 


Chris Peil

Subject: School Psychologist

Voice Mail: 303-347-7824
Emailcpeil[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us

 


Floren Rager

Subjects:  8th grade Fundamentals of Language Arts, 8th grade Fundamentals of Math, Langauge Arts intervention teacher for REACH program, Study Center for 8th grade.

Education: Elementary Education, University of Maine, Orono; Special Education degree received from the University of Maine, Orono.

Bio: Born and raised in New York, moved to New Jersey where both my daughters were born, moved to Maine in 1980, moved to Colorado in 2001. This will be my tenth year teaching at Euclid. I have been teaching in the field of Special Education since 1992. I have been married since 1973. I have two daughters, two dogs, two horses and three parrots. I enjoy horseback riding, camping, hiking, live music and traveling.

Voice Mail: 303-734-6133
Email: frager[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