Personalized Learning

About the Personalized Learning Department

The Personalized Learning Department, also called Instructional Support Services (ISS), provides support for students with a variety of identified disabilities. Services range from self-contained core academic classes (Personalized Learning students only) to co-taught general education classes to resource labs to consultative services. The level of service each student receives depends on his/her individual needs as prescribed by his/her current, active IEP (Individualized Education Program). In addition, post-secondary preparation services are provided. Personalized Learning staff consists of learning specialists, a speech/language pathologist, a job coach, a school psychologist, and several educational assistants. These specialists work together, along with general education teachers, counselors, and administrators, to provide students on an IEP with a positive and appropriate high school experience. The case managers, the mental health professionals, and the Personalized Learning Department Chair are available to the entire Ponderosa community to address questions and concerns.


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Personalized Learning Staff

Andee AhrensAndee Ahrens
Department Chair
Moderate Needs Teacher
andee.ahrens@dcsdk12.org

Kristen AndersonKristen Anderson
Social Worker
kristen.anderson@dcsdk12.org

Nicole BelangerNicole Belanger
Speech Language Pathologist
nicole.belanger@dcsdk12.org

Allison FabrizioAllison Fabrizio
Severe Needs Teacher
alfabrizio@dcsdk12.org
303.387.0770 x64076

Heather GoodrichHeather Goodrich
Personalized Learning Teacher
heather.goodrich@dcsdk12.org

Bethany HalpinBethany Halpin
Psychologist
bethany.halpin@dcsdk12.org

Katherine KitselmanKatherine Kitselman
Personalized Learning Teacher
kkitselman@dcsdk12.org

Tiffany KoenenTiffany Koenen
Social Worker
tdkoenen@dcsdk12.org

James LewisJames Lewis
IEP and Assessment Specialist (IAS)
james.lewis@dcsdk12.org

Julie LopezJulie Lopez
Personalized Learning Teacher
julie.lopez@dcsdk12.org

Mari LynottMari Lynott
Career Coach
mari.lynott@dcsdk12.org
303.387.0770 x64077

Ryan MillerRyan Miller
Severe Needs Teacher
rmiller4@dcsdk12.org    

Elaine StreeterElaine Streeter
Personalized Learning Secretary
elaine.streeter@dcsdk12.org

Lynn TrollopeLynn Trollope
Moderate Needs Teacher
lynn.trollope@dcsdk12.org
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