Welcome to TUHSD Special Education

  • Welcome to the Tempe Union High School District Special Education Department. Our goal is to ensure students with disabilities are given every opportunity to access a free and appropriate education. We believe in supporting a culture of high expectations to promote excellence for the future of our students. 

    A team of highly qualified professionals, families, and students collaborate to make individual educational decisions through the IEP process. We believe that everyone brings a valuable perspective that deserves representation when developing and implementing best practices. It is our intent to provide an equitable education that fosters student assets by highlighting successes. Addressing gaps is done through comprehensive evaluations and data review so the necessary specialized instruction can take place. The education of your child, through access to appropriate programs and services, is our highest priority.  

    We are excited to bring more events to students and their families so that they have access to community and state resources as they get ready for that next step after graduation. Please see below for a link to find out more about our Positive Outcomes Transition Series. Keep an eye out for regular email updates on these events and also to submit questions to the Special Education Information Advisory Council each quarter.

    We genuinely care about the health, safety, and education of your student and encourage you to contact your child’s Case Manager or school site’s Student Services Coordinator (SSC) if you have any questions or concerns regarding the individual needs of your student. If you need to reach me or my team at the District Office, please contact Rene Delgado at cdelgado@tempeunion.org or 480-345-3706.

    Dr. Sarah Boyle, Director of Special Education

Special Education Contacts

  • Dr. Sarah Boyle
    Director of Special Education
    (480) 839-0292 x12032
     
    Dr. Virginia Shuss
    Co-Assistant Director of Special Education
    (480) 839-0292 x12038
     
    Katherine Minard
    Co-Assistant Director of Special Education
    (480) 839-0292 x12034
     
    Jesus Contreras
    Data and Compliance Analyst
    (480) 839-0292 x12033
     
    Carmen "Rene" Delgado
    Administrative Assistant to the Director of Special Education
    (480) 839-0292 x12031
      
    Douglas Prentice
    Transition from School to Work Coordinator (Success University)
    (480) 839-0292 x12035

    District Office Special Education Department Fax: 
    (480) 345-3775

    For site-specific questions, please contact your Case Manager.

    If you need further assistance please call the school site and ask for the site Student Service Coordinator.

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