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.

Course Offerings

18-19 Personalized Learning Course Descriptions

Unified Team 1Unified Team 2Unified Team 3Unified Team 4

Personalized Learning Staff

Andee AhrensAndee Ahrens
Department Chair/Moderate Needs Teacher

Kristen AndersonKristen Anderson

Social Worker

Jacquie BannecJacquie Bannec
Educational Assistant - Severe Needs

Nicole BelangerNicole Belanger
Speech Language Pathologist

Noelle DennisNoelle Dennis
Social Worker

Allison FabrizioAllison Fabrizio
Personalized Learning Teacher - Severe Needs
303.387.0770 x64076

Kathy FisherKathy Fisher
Educational Assistant - Severe Needs

Christine FrankChristine Frank
Educational Assistant - Severe Needs

Heather GoodrichHeather Goodrich
Personalized Learning Teacher

Bethany HalpinBethany Halpin

James LewisJames Lewis
IEP and Assessment Specialist (IAS)

Julie LopezJulie Lopez
Personalized Learning Teacher

Mari LynottMari Lynott
Career Coach
303.387.0770 x64077

Kim ShayKim Shay
Educational Assistant - Severe Needs

Elaine StreeterElaine Streeter
Administrative Assistant to Personalized Learning

Lynn TrollopeLynn Trollope
Moderate Needs Teacher
303.387.0770 x64097


Sharon ZahradnickSharon Zahradnick
Educational Assistant - Severe Needs

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