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Cedar Rapids Community Schools 
Special Services Department 
2500 Edgewood Road NW 
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

Phone: 319-558-2575
Fax: 319-558-2579

Wendy Parker – Executive Director

Jodee Beck – Associate Director
Special Education administrative support for: Kennedy, Harding, Roosevelt, Hiawatha, Kenwood, Nixon, Pierce, Viola Gibson, Wright, Bertram-Four Oaks

Dawn Embretson – Associate Director
Special Education administrative support for: Jefferson, Taft, Wilson, Coolidge, Grant, Harrison, Hoover, Jackson, Madison, Taylor, Truman, Van Buren, District ABA Services

Michelle Lukavsky – Associate Director
Special Education administrative support for: Washington, Metro, Franklin, McKinley, Arthur, Cleveland, Erskine, Garfield, Grant Wood, Johnson, Transition Center, St. Luke's Hospital, ASAC (Area Substance Abuse Council)

Deb Scott – Associate Director
Phone: 319-558-2475
Special Education administrative support for: Polk AEC (Secondary Connections, AEC, SIAP), Elementary Connections at Harrison, Taft Alternative, and Phase Program

Anne Faber – Associate Director
Phone: 319-558-3710
Special Education administrative support for Tanager Place

Diane Ballard – Program Coach 
Provides IEP support and oversight for Medicaid reimbursement

Julia Hendred – Autism Facilitator
Supports Autism Spectrum Disorders programs, early childhood and K-12, with coordination of supports and services for students, teachers and families

Kay Karsten – Elementary Curriculum and Instruction Coach
Supports K-5 teachers in specialized instruction and curriculum needs

Rose Hays – Secondary Curriculum and Instruction Coach
Supports middle and high school teachers in specialized instruction and curriculum needs

Karla Grant McClure – Transition / Work Experience Coordinator
Assists secondary teachers in planning and implementing activities to support students’ successful transition from high school to post high school activities

Erin Appleby – Behavior Analyst
Supports communication and behavior needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder at Off-Site locations

Sandy Shapiro – Behavior Analyst
Supports communication and behavior needs of Preschool & Kindergarten students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Marta Hershner – Early Learning Program Coach
Coordinates the provision of services for preschool-aged students

Bonnie Kelly – Secretary for Medicaid and Power School
Phone: 319-558-1522

Julie Quandt – Confidential Secretary for Executive Director
Phone: 319-558-1147

Steff Wilkinson – Secretary for Data Management
Phone: 319-558-1918

Deb Gaeta – GWAEA IMS Data Entry
Phone: 319-558-3172

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