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Special Services

The Puyallup School District Special Education Department continues to connect with our community, the District, and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to provide families with up-to-date information regarding our school closure. We will be working on providing educational resources and activities that reinforce and maintain learning that has occurred to date.  Special Education staff will be communicating with families regarding resources and strategies that support individual students.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We maintain our concern for the health and well-being of our students, families, and staff during this unprecedented health situation. If you have questions you are welcome to reach out to the Special Education Director that supports the school your student attends via email or phone at (253) 841-8700 (see table below).

Karen Mool,
Executive Director, Equity and Special Education



Directors of Special Education


Karen Van Wieringen


Kelly Carrick

Brouillet, Carson, Dessie Evans, Maplewood, Stewart, Wildwood, & Zeiger 

Kim Leger

Karshner, Mt. View, Northwood, Ridgecrest, Shaw Rd., Spinning, Waller Rd, & P4

Lisa Rodside

Edgerton, Firgrove, Fruitland, Hunt, Meeker, Pope, Sunrise, & Woodland

Special education is part of the instructional continuum of services and programs provided to meet the diverse needs, interests, and abilities of all students. District curriculum is modified, supplemented, or differentiated to provide appropriate individually designed services.

The following lists various services and programs provided through Puyallup School District Special Services.

TITLE I/LEARNING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LAP) provides supplemental services in reading, writing, or mathematics to struggling students.

HEALTH SERVICES SUPPORT provides services to students having medical or health-related concerns. Currently our staff includes Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Nurse Assistants.

SPECIAL EDUCATION provides a full continuum of services for students with disabilities, ages 3-21 within an appropriate, individualized program for each student in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).

Karen Mool
Executive Director, Equity and Special Education

Stephanie Klumpenhower
Administrative Assistant, Special Education

Kelly Carrick
Director, Special Education

Kim Leger
Director, Special Education

Lisa Rodside
Director, Special Education

Karen VanWieringen
Director, Special Education

Alissa McCoy
Special Services Compliance Manager

Jamie Lee
Director, Title I and LAP

Michelle Oliver
Health Services Coordinator

1501 39th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98373

253-841-8655 (fax)