Evergreen Public School District

Special Education

Children with physical, emotional, academic, or intellectual disabilities may be eligible for special services through the district’s Special Education program. Assessments are done at the school level, and parents are involved in the assessment process and in determining placement into the program. For more information, please contact an administrator at your child’s school or the Special Services Office at 604-6700.

Special Education Parent Events

Special Education Roundtable Discussion
Hosted by Parents of students in Evergreen School District and joined by Evergreen Public School Special Education Staff and Administration.

Dates for the 2013-14 School Year:

October 17th, 2013   -   Topic: Post Secondary Education/Services 

January 23rd, 2014 - Assessing and Planning for Behavioral Needs

March 13th, 2014 - Self Determination

May 29th, 2014  - Ask a Question...

All meetings are from 6:30-8:30

The meeting location is Innovative Services NE

Innovative Services NW is located at 9414 NE Fourth Plain Vancouver, WA


 Child Find

The Evergreen Public Schools conducts specific activities for the purposes of locating, evaluating and identifying students ages birth to twenty-one (21) with suspected disabilities and who reside within the district’s boundaries.  This includes students attending private schools within the Evergreen Public School’s attendance area.

Evergreen Special Services


Early Childhood Special Education

 Upcoming Community Events

These activities, links and trainings below are provided for information only.  Evergreen Public Schools, Evergreen Special Services and the employees thereof do not endorse or sponsor any of the activities, links, tranings and groups listed.

Washington Initiative for Supported Employment Webinars (select link to view and register)

Special Education PTSA of SW Washington  (select link for more information)

Sensory Friendly Cub Scout Pack  Boys from 1st - 4th Grade, Mill Plain Elementary School, Room 108. Contact: John Krejcha - Unit Commissioner at autismandscouting@gmail.com or 360-852-8369 for more details.

Columbia River Miracle League -  Register at http://columbiarivermiracleleague.org/registration/

Autism Social  Club - Contact: Shelly Brands   autismsocialclub@live.com or www.facebook.com/groups/93355201791

Salmon Creek TOP Soccer:  Email Julie at salmoncreektopsoccer@gmail.com if you are interested in information about TOP Soccer.  

BUILDING A BETTER AUTISM VILLAGE  PARENT SUPPORT GROUP We meet the first Tuesday of each month from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm at Applebees Restaurant. APPLEBEES RESTAURANT #5111 NE 112TH AVENUE VANCOUVER WA. (same parking lot as YMCA, which you can see from SR500 in Orchards)
Childcare not available but feel free to bring your children.
For more information and confirmation that we are meeting that month and to save you a seat, contact Susie Ringstaff @ susieringstaff@q.com

Grupo de Apoyo en Español Cada cuarto Martes de cada mes empezando el 26 de Marzo De 10am– 12pm   Donde: The Arc of SW Washington 6511 NE 18th St. Vancouver, WA 98661  Acompañenos a nuestro nuevo grupo de apoyo en Español. Conosca a otros padres quienes al igual que usted comparten la experiencia unica de estar criando a un niño quien experimenta necesidades especiales.

Para mas información comuníquese con Maria Rangel al teléfono 360-254-1562

DANA’s Dreamers - The D.R.E.A.M.E.R.S are an exceptionally spirited group who will take part in our Pom-pom, ribbon, hoop and flag corps. These teams will use sensory friendly equipment for our friends with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, ADHD, Autism, Arthrogryposis, and all other different abilities. The Dream Team will participate in fun events. Visit the website calendar for more information or  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Dionna at: (360) 693-DANA(3262) or Laura at: (360) 241-1753  Or email us at: differentlyAbled@dana2010.org





 Legal Assistance List for Special Education Due Process Disputes

The Office of Administrative Hearings maintains a list of attorneys, and agencies who have requested that they be included as a resource for parents. The list includes: 1) free or low cost legal service providers; 2) public (not for profit) organizations that assist parents but are not legal service providers; and, 3) attorneys who have experience and/or interest in special education law. This is the most recent list and is available for districts to provide parents upon request. It is also maintained on OSPI's website at: http://www.k12.wa.us/SpecialEd/pubdocs/legal_referral_list.pdf.

 Special Education Links


 Special Education Contacts

Jey Buno
Director Special Services
Phone:  360-604-6700
Fax:  360-604-6702

Aimee Taylor
Phone:  360-604-6700
Fax:  360-604-6702


Lisa Pitsch 
Assistant Director Special Services
Phone:  360-604-6700
Fax:  360-604-6702
 Matt Hill 
Coordinator Elementry Special Education Services
Phone:  360-604-6700
Fax:  360-604-6702
 Sara Paul 
Coordinator 49th St. Academy
Phone:  360-604-6720
Fax:  360-604-6702

Todd Karnofski                                           Coordinator Secondary Special Education Services
Todd.Karnofski@evergreenps.org                        Phone:  360-604-6700
Fax:  360-604-6702

 Joyce Scalice 
Coordinator Itenerant and Alternative Special Education Services
Phone:  360-604-6700
Fax:  360-604-6702
 Gaelynn Mills 
Coordinator Early Childhood Special Education Services
Phone:  360-604-6700
Fax:  360-604-6702