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Davis School District Student
& School Support Team

The School and Student Support Team provides consultation to school teams who are in need of assistance to determine what additional interventions (academic, behavioral/social, autism, assistive technology, adaptive) or supports are needed for students to access the least restrictive environment (LRE).  The team provides consultation and training to school teams upon request.  

Image of student smiling as completing school work


Prior to a support team professional completing an observation or discussing student specifics,

  1. Parent Permission (Spanish version) must be obtained and a
  2. Referral form (updated: June 2019) must be submitted. 

 


Contacts

School & Student Support Director - Suzanne Clayton

Suzie Clayton

SCLAYTON@dsdmail.net | 801-402-5151

Suzie oversees the District Support Teams, including Behavior Support Team, Professional Development and Induction of New Special Educators.

Support Team Specialist - Autism Team - Terri Drca

TDRCA@dsdmail.net | 801-402-5151

Consult with and/or mentor preschool, elementary, secondary, and post high school teams to address behavior, academics, social skills, and communication for students on the autism spectrum in both the general education and special education settings. As part of the Davis School District support team, we work closely with the following teams:
• Behavior 
• Special Programs
• Mild/Moderate (elementary & secondary)
• Preschool
• 504
• Assistive Technology 

Parent support:
• Connect to community resources
• Transition from private or charter school to public school
• Transition from out-of-state
• General questions 
• MAKS- (Moms of Autistic Kids)

Autism specific staff development for:
• School faculty
• Related service providers 
• LEA's
• 1st-3rd year educators
• Outside agencies (neighboring school districts, pediatricians, etc.)

Staff development for police, fire, EMT’s

Support transitions between preschool and kindergarten

ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule)
• Team Lead
• Administration/feedback

STAR curriculum training (Strategies for Teaching Based on Autism Research)

Partner with Davis Enhanced Education Program to provide support for twice exceptional students and staff development for teachers specific to autism spectrum disorders

Autism Council of Utah 

Lead a team of Behavior Interventionists and Teacher Assistants who support students on a rotating basis

Picture Communication System Training

LEA

Support Team Specialist - Autism Team - Alyson Gilson

Alyson Gilson

AWILLEY@dsdmail.net | 801-402-5151

Teacher Specialist: Autism Team

Consult with and/or mentor preschool, elementary, secondary, and post high school teams to address behavior, academics, social skills, and communication for students on the autism spectrum in both the general education and special education settings. As part of the Davis School District support team, we work closely with the following teams:
• Behavior 
• Special Programs
• Mild/Moderate (elementary & secondary)
• Preschool
• 504
• Assistive Technology

Parent support:
• Connect to community resources
• Transition from private or charter school to public school
• Transition from out-of-state
• General questions 
• MAKS- (Moms of Autistic Kids)

Autism specific staff development for:
• School faculty
• Related service providers 
• LEA's
• 1st-3rd year educators
• Outside agencies (neighboring school districts, pediatricians, etc.)

Other:
• Support transitions between preschool and kindergarten
• ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule)
- o Administration/feedback
• STAR curriculum training (Strategies for Teaching Based on Autism Research)
• Partner with Davis Enhanced Education Program to provide support for twice exceptional students and staff development for teachers specific to autism spectrum disorders
• Autism Council of Utah 
• Lead a team of Behavior Interventionists and Teacher Assistants who support students on a rotating basis
• SafetyCare trainer 
• Autism Website administrator
• LEA

Support Team Specialist - Assistive Technology Team Leader - Erek Engar

Erek Engar

eengar@dsdmail.net | 801-402-5959

DATT Team Leader: Davis Assistive Technology Team

Erek heads up the Assistive Technology Team. This support team provides students with assistive technology and options for unique communication needs. Student support is solicited by written referral to the DAT team. Staff support and follow up support for students can be obtained by email to Erek. Erek's additional esponsibilities include coordinating Extended School Year (ESY) services for students with severe disabilities.

Support Team Specialist - Assistive Technology Team Leader - Bradie Ormond

Bradie Ormond

bormond@dsdmail.net | 801-402-5399

DATT Team Leader: Davis Assistive Technology Team

Bradie has a BS and MA in Speech Language Pathology and an Endorsement in Educational Leadership. Her passion is ensuring all students have appropriate access to instruction through assistive and instructional technology. She works with teams to facilitate low-tech and high-tech solutions for educators, learners and parents. In addition to her work with Davis School District, she’s a member of the State Assistive Technology Leadership Team and teaches an Assistive Technology course for Utah State University.

Support Team Specialist - Behavior Specialist - Katrina Burg

Katrina Burg

kspangenberg@dsdmail.net | 801-402-5169

Her duties include providing support to school teams and students in Preschool through High school 

Katrina and her team of Behavior Interventionist provide training and support for schools on how to best meet the behavior and/or academic needs of students.  Our focus is on determining what strategies and interventions will work the best for each individual student to maintain the least restrictive environmental setting. 

Katrina also oversees our most behaviorally intense program STRIDE.  In addition to this she sits on the Support Team, Human Rights Committee, Elementary Case Management and is the lead with Safety Care Trainings.  She also currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Northern Region System of Care. 

Support Team Specialist - Bethanie Monsen-Ford

image of Bethanie Monsen-Ford

bford@dsdmail.net | 801-402-5134

Adapted Physical Education Teachers
Psychometrists
Career School Psychologists

Hearing Teachers
School Psychologist for Sand Springs Elementary
Professional Development/MIDAS
Recruitment

Support Team Specialist - Maria Ellis

mellis@dsdmail.net | 801-402-5158

Maria's primary responsibility is to assist new secondary special education teachers working with mild/moderate disabilities.  She assists new teachers with compliance requirements, instructional materials/methods, classroom and caseload management.  She teaches and facilitates the new teacher trainings, as well as the IEP training strand.

Behavior Interventionists