Elementary

Junior High

High School

Alternative

Special Programs Contacts

Essential Elements (EE), STRIDE, Academic Social Communication (ASC), Social Behavioral (SB), Medically Fragile

Special Programs Director - Patty Arbon

Patty Arbon

PARBON@dsdmail.net | 801-402-5151

  • Patty oversees the k-12 programs for students in special programs including: Essential Elements (EE) classes, Academic Social Communication (ASC) classes, Social Behavioral (SB) classes and Behavior & Communication Intensive Support (BCIS) classes.   She also oversees Medicaid and private nursing services. Patty collaborates with and provides guidance for school administrators and teachers as they work with families of students with disabilities.

Supervisor - Mary Cheney

Mary Cheney

MCHENEY@dsdmail.net | 801-402-5151

Her duties include: 
• Assist FS Classroom Teachers with curriculum, behavior, and sensory needs.
• Train FS Classroom Teachers on specific curriculum used in FS classrooms.
• Support FS Classroom Teachers by weekly on-site visits.
• Collaborate with FS Classroom Teachers on special projects.
• Collaborate and plan at weekly meetings with FS Team members.
• Work with parents and Administrators to support individual students.
• Assist Autism Team and preschool with transitioning kindergarten students.
• Plan and conduct monthly trainings for FS Classroom Teachers on a variety of topics specific to students and classroom needs.
• Human Rights Committee liaison for FS Classrooms. Follow up with teachers and school teams to help problem solve student behaviors, create visual supports and hold staff training needed for individual student’s success. 
• Safety Care Trainer-Teach positive behavior strategies and safe physical management procedures to school teams in DSD.

Supervisor - Lorie Coates

Lorie Coates

lcoates@dsdmail.net | 801-402-5151

As coordinator for the self-contained classrooms, Lorie provides technical assistance for the self-contained learning center teachers (preschool, elementary and secondary), in the areas of behavior, LRBI, individualized behavior plans, and other responsibilities as needed. She heads up the Human Rights Committee. Lorie is also responsible for directing the Davis Diagnostic Resource Center (DDRC)-(ext.25955). The center’s primary responsibilities include: performing second opinion assessments (referred by District Coordinators or Special Education Director), reviewing file information for students moving into Davis School District who have a self-contained level of special education services, processing treatment for students who have been recently placed in hospital settings for mental health considerations, providing general assessment resources and training to school teams.

Supervisor - Alice Richins

Alice Richins

ARICHINS@dsdmail.net | 801-402-5169

Her duties include: 
• Assist FS Classroom Teachers with curriculum, behavior, and sensory needs.
• Train FS Classroom Teachers on specific curriculum used in FS classrooms. 
• Support FS Classroom Teachers by weekly on-site visits. 
• Collaborate with FS Classroom Teachers on special projects. 
• Collaborate and plan at weekly meetings with FS Team members. 
• Work with parents and Administrators to support individual students. 
• Assist Autism Team and preschool with transitioning kindergarten students. 
• Plan and conduct monthly trainings for FS Classroom Teachers on a variety of topics specific to students and classroom needs. 
• Member of the Brain Injury and Assistive Technology Teams.
• Assists with Medicaid management for Special Education including teacher training. 
• Safety Care Trainer-Teach positive behavior strategies and safe physical management procedures to school teams in DSD.

This team conducts the following business in the special education department:

  • Alternative Case Management
  • CAN Training
  • School Specific Training
    • Time Out Training
  • Assign Staffing
    • TA’s
  • Parent Relations
  • Specialized Curriculum
    • PECS, STAR, DTT, Task Analysis, Essential Elements, Modifications to gen. ed. curriculum
  • School Administration Liaison
    • Problem solving, rules & regulations, procedure, technical assistance
  • Alternative Education Program
    • NUAP and Pingree, South Davis Community Hospital
  • Medicaid
    • Audits
    • Billing
    • Teacher/RS Service Logs
    • Time Studies
  • 1:1 Nursing
  • Classroom Student Lists/Locations/New Classroom Set Up
  • Preschool to Kinder Liaison
  • Teach Town
  • Higher Education Advisory Board 
    • Coaching and Observation
    • Recruitment
  • ESY
  • Human Rights Review
  • SPACE
  • Transportation
  • Alternative Assessment
  • Special Needs Family Grant
  • District Student Move-ins
  • Teacher Support/No teacher hired classroom
  • Student Support?
  • Liaison with Pre-school
  • YIC