About the Department

Who to Contact

Name Position Phone Email
Dr. Michaela Clancy Director of Special Education 583-5177 mclancy@cloverpark.k12.wa.us
Sarah Kahne Secretary to the Director 583-5177 skahne@cloverpark.k12.wa.us
Tom Betterbed Supervisor of Special Education 583-5170 tbetterb@cloverpark.k12.wa.us
Dr. Sue Ann Bube Supervisor of Special Education 583-5170 sbube@cloverpark.k12.wa.us
Vern Mills Supervisor of Special Education 583-5170 vmills@cloverpark.k12.wa.us
Dr. Holly Galbreath Supervisor of Special Education 583-5170 hgalbrea@cloverpark.k12.wa.us
Susan Kahn Clerk/Technician 583-5170 slkahn@cloverpark.k12.wa.us
  Clerk/Technician 583-5180 spedhelp@cloverpark.k12.wa.us
Susan Thompkins Technical Assistant, Records 583-5181 stomp@cloverpark.k12.wa.us

Child find

Child find is the process for locating, evaluating and identifying any children from birth to 21 years of age residing in the district (or non-resident children attending private school located within the district) who are in need of special education and related services. A team of professionals will review existing information and conduct screenings in the following development areas: cognitive, communication, physical, social or emotional and adaptive. Following the scheduled screening, a determination will be made regarding whether the child should be further evaluated for special education services. If you or someone you know suspects a child of having a disability, an appointment to attend a Child find screening can be made by calling 583-5180.

Records Requests

To order copies of special education records, please contact 253-583-5181. Fax number is 253-583-5188.

Special Education Programs and Services

The CPSD provides a free appropriate public education for eligible special education students as provided for in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Clover Park School District serves students with disabilities from ages 3 to 21 and offers a full continuum of placement options. Parents, students, and staff should work through their Individualized Education Program Team to determine the appropriate educational program for the child.

Please contact 253-583-5170 or 253-583-5180 for access to these policies and procedures.

Section 504

Special Education can assist you with accommodation plans and other supports for students with disabilities. Procedures and forms are available from the Special Education office. Click here to learn more about your rights under Section 504.