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Announcements: Welcome back! We are looking forward to seeing everyone for the 201-20187 school year. 

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 (6-11) Team:

Carla Dickens (Trevarton) is a Secondary 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 8th year at Stargate and 11th year teaching as a Learning Specialist. Working at Stargate has been a very exciting adventure and she loves working with the students, families, and staff here. She is a mother to four, one of which attends Stargate.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her children, reading, seeing new places, and crafting.

Linda Hunt is a Secondary Learning Specialist.

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

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

Morgan Vaughan is a Paraprofessional in the Secondary Learning Services Department.


Occupational Therapist

Speech Language Pathologist:  Kristen Smith

Kristen White is the part time Speech Language Pathologist Assistant. 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

Learning Specialist:

Carla Dickens - Secondary Learning Specialist
email -

Linda Hunt- K-12  Learning Specialist

Devon Lotkowski - Elementary Learning Specialist


Kristen Smith - Speech Language Pathologist

Kristen White - Speech Language Assistant 


Wendy Day - Elementary Student Support Paraprofessional

Adam Hays - Secondary Student Support Paraprofessional

Michelle Hensel - Secondary Student Support Paraprofessional

Kimberly Kasper 
Elementary Student Support Paraprofessional

Morgan Vaughan- Secondary Student Support Paraprofessional

“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 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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