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Announcements: Welcome back! We are looking forward to seeing everyone for the 2016-2017 school year in our new building. There are some changes to the Learning Services Department this year. Due to the expansion we will have a different team of staff at the Elementary and Secondary buildings. The Occupational Therapy and Speech Language will be the same at both buildings.

About Learning Services

Services we provide:
The Learning Services Team provides individual and small group support to students that need additional support. The Team works with students to assist with academic, social, behavioral, articulation, speech language, fine and gross motor, handwriting, technology, sensory, organizational and study skills needs as well as provide classroom support. These services can be provided individually, in small groups or in entire classrooms. Students receive services when they are identified as having a disability, through the intervention process or when a need is noticed by teachers.

Elementary (K-5) Team:

Devon Lotkowski - Elementary Learning Specialist.

Wendy Day - Paraprofessional in the Elementary Learning Services Department.

Kimberly Kasper - Interventionist in the Elementary Learning Services Department.


Secondary (6-10) Team:

Carla Trevarton is the Learning Specialist. Carla graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Psychology. She went back to school to earn her license in the area of Special Education from Metro State College and graduated in 2004. She has taught in other school districts here in Colorado. This is Carla's 7th year at Stargate. Working at Stargate has been a very exciting adventure and she loves working with the students, families, and staff here. She has one child that attends Stargate and one that now attends high school. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her children, reading, seeing new places, and playing with her puppy.

Michelle Hensel is a Paraprofessional in the Secondary Learning Services Department.

Adam Hays is a Paraprofessional in the Secondary Learning Services Department.


Specialists:

Shelly Cox is the Occupational Therapist. She graduated from Colorado State University in 1992 and began her career working in rehabilitation at Craig Hospital in Englewood Colorado. After having kids of her own, Macy (17) and Derek (14), she decided that working for the school district was the way to go. She has been an OT for Adams 12 since 2004 and began working at Stargate in the fall of 2012. Outside of work she stays very busy watching her kids participate in sports, reading, cooking, running, and spending time with her family.

Kim Benson is the Speech Language Pathologist. Please note that Kim is only at Stargate every other Tuesday. Please email either Kim or Kristen with any concerns.

Kristen Matt is the Speech Language Pathologist Assistant and part time Paraprofessional in the Learning Services Department. She graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications and a minor in Nutrition. She holds a Speech Language Pathology Assistant Certification. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, rock climbing, cooking, and playing with her black lab, Bailey.

How to Contact Us

Devon Lotkowski - Elementary Learning Specialist
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Wendy Day - Elementary Student Support Paraprofessional
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Kimberly Kasper 
Elementary Student Support Paraprofessional
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Carla Trevarton - Secondary Learning Specialist and Special Education Coordinator
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Michelle Hensel - Secondary Student Support Paraprofessional
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Adam Hays - Secondary Student Support Paraprofessional
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Shelly Cox 
- Occupational Therapy
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Kim Benson - Speech Language Pathologist
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Kristen White - Speech Language Assistant and Student Support Paraprofessional
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“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” -Thomas Edison: Inventor
Study Skill Resources:

Teaching Study Skills



Parent Education Resources:

Lexia Reading:

Lexia Core 5 reading is a reading intervention program that adjusts to each child's needs and ability. The focus is on phonics, sight words, and reading comprehension. Lexia is now available on iPad and Android tablets. When you begin the program you will be prompted for a teacher email. You should use carla.trevarton@stargateschool.org. For the student user name it is the child's first name, last initial no spaces. For example: John Smith is "johns". The password to the student's account is "read". If your child is not set up in Lexia and you would like to use this resource please contact your child's literacy teacher. Note: Adobe Flash must be installed/active on your browser.

IXL Math:

IXL Math  - Available on the website or Tablet.

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