OUR MISSION

The mission of the Galena Park ISD Special Education Department is to provide students with special needs a nurturing environment that provides valuable educational experiences designed to meet their unique needs.  This mission will be accomplished through developing a unified, collective vision for learning through the collaboration of parent, school personnel, and community members.

WE BELIEVE:

  • All students can learn
  • In high expectations
  • In the value of respect and diversity
  • Positive reinforcement and encouragement nurture self-confidence
  • In educating students in the least restrictive environment

 

Special Education Department Contacts

 

Executive Director for Federal Programs and Compliance

Amy Cole

Nelia Garcia 832-386-1028

 

Federal Programs Assistant

Michael Immel 832-386-1072

 

Director of Special Education - Curriculum & Instruction

Tammy Kennedy Takeda

Sonia Sandoval 832-386-1069

 

Director of Special Education - Psychological Services

Andrea (Andy) Sellers

Maria E. Martinez 832-386-1080

 

Director of Special Education - Assessment and Compliance

T.K. Dunbar

Florinda Renteria 832-386-1182

 

Coordinator of Special Education - Support Services and Compliance

Eric Kirchner 832-386-1026

 

Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Supervisor

Amy Sterling 832-386-1156

 

Special Education Instructional Specialist - Elementary

Jackie Fournier 832-386-1397

 

Special Education Instructional Specialist - Middle School

Allison Bowers 832-386-1398

 

Special Education Instructional Specialist - High School

Christina Sampson 832-386-1368

 

Special Education Instructional Specialist - Elementary Life Skills

Jennifer Boudreau 832-386-1369

 

Special Education Instructional Specialist - Secondary Life Skills

Christy Poe 832-386-1399

 

Special Education Instructional Specialist - Structured Learning and FOCUS(Autism)

Blair Overman 832-386-3569

 

Special Education Instructional Specialist - PPCD

Stephani Garza

 

District Behavior Specialist

Renee Martin 832-386-3640

 

District Behavior Specialist

Chari Burnett 832-386-1364

 

Transition Specialist

Anne Eaves 832-386-1186

 

Program Director of Social Services

Karen Haynes 832-386-1280

 

Special Education District Records Clerk

Elsa Solano 832-386-1514

 

Special Education Materials Clerk

Sofia Cantu 832-386-1071

 

SERS Materials Aide

Maria Serna 832-386-1075

 

Forms:

Texas Transition and Employment Guide - English

Texas Transition and Employment Guide - Spanish