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12111 NE 1st Street,
Bellevue, WA 98005

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Phone Number

(425) 456-4144

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Sherwood Special Education Class

The vision of Special Education in the Bellevue School District is that students are, first and foremost, general education students. Our students:

  • Achieve their potentials and are as independent as possible in determining and living out their preferred futures.
  • Are prepared for their next step in continuing their education, career, and life.
  • Are supported in achieving their preferred futures by a cohesive network which includes their family, school district staff and resources, and a wide array of community partners and services.
  • Become self-fulfilled, self-determined, and productive members of the community.

When a child or young adult is identified as eligible for special education, the district provides education that is specially designed to meet the student’s unique needs and ultimately aimed at preparing the student for a post high school academic setting, employment and independent living. Special education is provided at no cost to the student or parent.

Special education must conform to the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). An IEP is a written plan for a child with a disability that includes specific information about areas needing additional or special support, and the services that will be provided. The IEP may include instruction conducted in the classroom, in the home, in hospitals, institutions and other settings.

Special Education Records

The Bellevue School District retains special education records six years from separation of services. If the student has not received services from BSD in more than 6 years, those records are no longer available.

Students currently enrolled:
Please contact your school for records.

Students no longer enrolled:
Please complete Special Education Records Request Form and return to

Special Education

Special Education Staff

All phone numbers begin with (425) 456-

Last NameFirst NamePositionEmailExtension
AustinMeganData Coordinatoraustinm@bsd405.org4155
AyarsSaraAT Coordinatorayarss@bsd405.org4649
CrookBeckyCoordinator Special Education Supportcrookr@bsd405.org4144
DeJongKarenDirector of Special Educationdejongk@bsd405.org4144
EdlundHeatherExecutive Director of Special Educationedlundh@bsd405.org4156
FarriaYasminAdministrative Assistant to Exec. Directorfarriay@bsd405.org4156
GilkeyKayDirector of Special Educationgilkeyk@bsd405.org4144
KhanSaminaAdmin Secretarykhans@bsd405.org4149
LangCarrieDirector of Health Serviceslangc@bsd405.org4144
Lolley LeaverCathyDirector of Special Educationlolleyc@bsd405.org4144
MayesRebeccaSpecial Education Preschool Coordinatormayesr@bsd405.org4232
RacicotRoseAT Coordinatorracicotr@bsd405.org4674
SchweitzerMelissaDirector of Special Educationschweitzerm@bsd405.org4144
StrehleJenniferTransition Coordinatorstrehlej@bsd405.org7331
Toy ChartierKrystianBudget and Staffing Analysttoychartierk@bsd405.org4148
Wong CallistoKristenDirector of Special Educationcallistok@bsd405.org4156
The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.