Garfield Re-2 News You Can Use

May 14, 2019

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Director of Special Education Finalists Announced

Myra (Desha) Bierbaum

Desha is currently the Instructional Coach at Kathryn Senor Elementary. She taught at the elementary levels in both Garfield District 16 and Garfield Re-2. She is a former Assistant Principal at Bea Underwood Elementary in Parachute and former Principal at Wamsley Elementary. She holds Doctor of Education from the University of Northern Colorado, and a Master of Arts in Instruction and Curriculum from Lesley University.

Julie Goldberg

Julie is currently an Adjunct Professor at Colorado Mountain College Vail Valley and an Educational Consultant and Educational Evaluator. She is the former Director of Special Education for Eagle County Schools and Roaring Fork School District. She holds a Masters in Art in Educational Leadership, a Principal License K-12, and a Director of Special Education License all from Adams State University.

Diane Haupt

Diane is currently the Special Education Coordinator in Mesa Valley County School District 51. She served as the Director of Special Education in a variety of school districts in Wisconsin and as the School Psychologist in North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and in School District of Superior. She holds an Ed.S School Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa, a B. A. Psychology and Sociology from Wartburg College and completed the Director of Special Education program through the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Meet the Dir. of Special Education Finalists

Thursday, May 16th, 6:30pm

Re-2 School District Superintendent, Whiteriver Avenue, Rifle, Garfield, CO, USA

Come and meet the Director of Special Education finalists!

SSN (Significant Support Needs) Curriculum Fair

Wednesday May 22nd 4:00-6:00 pm Rifle Public Library

Sponsored by: Colorado River BOCES

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Learn about life skills and academic curriculums that can be used with children that have significant learning or cognitive delays. Featured curriculums will be: TeachTown - Exceptional Solutions for Exceptional Students Serving People with Disabilities, Unique n2y, Functional Academic Curriculum for Exceptional Students (F.A.C.E.S.) Instructional Resources

  • Audience: Colorado River BOCES member districts or schools within our region who work with students with academic and adaptive learning needs.

  • Dinner will be provided.

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Check out these opportunities through the Colorado School of Mines for educators.


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May is Mental Health Month

Mental health problems are common & burdensome. Complementary & integrative health approaches can include light therapy for seasonal affective disorder, mindfulness meditation, and relaxation techniques may relieve anxiety due to stressful situations.May is a stressful time for us in the District, remember to take care of yourself! NIH & Health Services


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