Welcome to the Department of Special Education

  • The Department of Special Education is dedicated to providing a safe, secure and positive learning environment for all students.  All students must have a voice and be empowered to reach their full potential through rigorous and engaging instruction focused on strengths and supporting needs. The Department of Special Education partners with families and staff to help students make connections that foster success in school, at home, and in the community. The Department of Special Education ensures that staff have the tools and resources necessary to create a learning environment that meets individual student needs and prepares students to be college and/or career ready.  Through courageous commitment, the Department of Special Education makes decisions in the best interest of students by breaking down barriers and supporting an inclusive environment. 

Students learning in a classroom

Contacts

  • Special Education Fax Number:
    (719) 382-0680

    Lisa Zimprich
    Director
    Department of Special Education

    (719) 382-1314

    Erika Zulkosky
    Assistant Director
    Department of Special Education
    Administrator, AIM Education Center (Phoenix Academy and Launch)
    (719) 304-3563

    Tish Watson
    Assistant Director
    Department of Special Education

    (719) 382-1314

    Erika Slaughter
    Assistant Director
    Department of Special Education
    (719) 382-1314

    Jason Crow
    Assistant Director
    Department of Special Education
    (719) 382-1314

    Valorie Trujillo
    Secretary to the Director
    (719) 382-1314

    Carol Costlow
    Administrative Assistant
    Department of Special Education

    (719) 304-3563