Exceptional Programs

 


Krysta VanHorn-Department Head
Courses: Inclusion Math
Numbers of years teaching: 18 yrs.
Degree: Associates of Arts, Bachelors of Science, Masters of Arts and Master of Science
College attended: Bethany College & Emporia State University
Hobbies: Reading, walking, puzzles and watching old movies

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Barb Cummins
Courses: Gifted and Talented, College Success I and II, Act Prep, LRNS III
Number of years teaching: 18 yrs.
Degree: M.Ed. and Bachelors in Teaching
College Attended: Adams State and Fort Lewis
Sponsor: Junior Class

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Erica Nakai-Clani
Courses: Transition Counselor
Number of years teaching: 6 yrs.
Degree: A.S. Mathematics, B.A. Psychology, M.A. Guidance and Rehabilitation Counseling.
College Attended: San Juan College, Ft. Lewis College, New Mexico Highlands University.
Hobbies:I enjoy traveling anywhere I can with my family. I love basketball, softball, baseball, hanging out at the library, the zoo, or museums. Most of all, I love teaching children how to learn and grow in this challenging world everday to obtain the quality of life one wants to live.

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Stephanie Poafpybitty
Courses: Special Education
Numbers of years teaching: Over 10 yrs.
Degree: Bachelors in Education/ Special Education
College attended: University of Wisconsin
Hobbies: Getting my masters in Applied Behavoir Analysis, Love acting, beading and pottery, playing War Hammer 40k and Malifaux. Most importantly I am a die hard Green Bay Packer fan.

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Andy Robertson
Teaches: Resource Math and Inclusion Geometry
Degree: BA in Criminal Justice, Master in SPED
Number of years teaching: 15 years of teaching
College: Edinboro University, University of New Mexico, Highlands Unviersity
Hobbies: Soccer Referee, Traveling, being a grandpa.

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Pat Quillen
Courses: Special Education Classes, supporting special education and students in all classes
Numbers of years teaching: 19 yrs.
Degree: BBA Bus. MGMT(NMHU), MA Education (UNM)
College attended: NM Highlands University, University of New Mexico
Hobbies: Love Sports, played college baseball and football, Coached high school football for 13 yrs. Loves Snowboarding.

"I love working with young adults and I'm a huge advocate for athletics. It keeps you focused, eases stress, helps you stay healthy, and it is super fun to be competitive!"

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Julio Rabago
Courses:Life Skills
Numbers of years teaching: 13 years
Degree:Bachelor of Elementary Education
College attended:Central Luzon State University
Hobbies:Dancing, Gardening and Theater Arts.

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Raidis L. Salvador
Courses: Special Education
Numbers of years teaching: 19 yrs.
Degree: Bachelor of Education in Special Education and Master of Arts in Education with a major in Reading Education.
College attended: University of the Philippines Diliman
Hobbies: Reading and attending son's school and sports activities.

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Steve Williams
Courses: Work Study
Coaching / Club Sponsor: Boys J.V. Basketball, Head Coach Girls Golf
Number of years teaching: 14 yrs.
Degree: Bachelor of Political Science, 30 hrs Special Ed.
College Attended: University of Colorado at Boulder, New Mexico Highlands University.
Hobbies: Golf and fly-fishing

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Exceptional Program Aids

Kim George
Courses: Special Education
Number of years teaching: 7 yrs.
Degree: Associates of Arts in Early Childhood Education Development & Associates of Arts in Psychology, working on BA
College Attended: San Juan College/ Highlands/ ASU
Booster Club Sponsor: Baseball, Golf, Prom dress exchange, Clothing exchange, Concession stand manager
Hobbies: "Being a team supporter and being a great mom to my kids."

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Jerry Golbe
Courses: Life Skills class assistant
Number of years teaching: 3 years sped teacher and also many years of subbing
Degree: Exercise Science/ Kinesiology
College Attended: Arizona State University
Coaching: Boy's assistant soccer coach, head coach for bowling, throwers coach for boys and girls track
Hobbies: Farming, camping, bowling,walking

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Lorritta Nez
Courses: SPED-C.B.I.
Number of years teaching: 20 yrs.
Degree: Early Childhood Education & Behavior Intervention
College Attended: Snow College, Ephraim Utah
Hobbies: Reading, traveling & being with my children & grandchildren.

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Shylasha Nunez
Courses:Educational Assistant for the Autism Program.
Number of years teaching: 1 year
College Attended: San Juan College
Hobbies: Eating, traveling, outdoors, sports.

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Megan Thurlo
Courses: Special Education
Number of years teaching: 1 year
College Attended: San Juan Community College
Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Music, Swimming, Scuba diving

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This page was updated November 14, 2018