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Special Education Support

Special Programs Office
1005 Springhill Dr NW
Albany, Oregon 97321
Phone: (541) 967-4624
Fax: (541) 924-3785

Programs

Organizational Information

Staff

  • Vicki Bielenberg - Secretary to Special Programs Director
    Phone: 541-967-4518
    Email

  • Kathleen Boatwright - School Support Specialist
    Lafayette, Liberty, Oak, Periwinkle, South Shore, Takena, Red Zone, YST
    Phone: 541- 967-4624
    Email

  • Rebecca Copeland - School Support Specialist (.5)
    Charter/Private/Home School Students, Jail IEPs, 504, Out of District Placements, SLP Professional Development and Technical Assistance, Special Projects
    Phone: 541- 967-4624
    Email

  • Christine Cornell - Records Clerk
    Phone: 541-967-4518
    Email

  • Jason Crow - PBIS Behavior Support
    Phone: 541-967-4624
    Email
  • Jill Dixon - Secretary to Special Programs Coordinator
    Phone: 541-967-4624
    Email

  • Jackie Eberhart - School Support Specialist
    Albany Options School, Calapooia, North Albany Middle, South Albany High School, Timber Ridge, West Albany High
    Phone: 541- 967-4624
    Email

  • Michele Eddy-Malott - School Psychologist and Autism Consultant
    Phone: 541- 967-4624
    Email

  • Deanna Frantum - PBIS Behavior Support
    Phone: 541-967-4624
    Email

  • Kelley Guilliot - School Support Specialist (.5)
    Memorial, Tangent, SPED Data, TieNet Contact, Professional Development, ODE Procedural Compliance Review
    Phone: 541-967-4624
    Email
  • Shelley Marrone - K-8 Autism Specialist (except NAMS)
    Phone: 541- 967-4624
    Email
  • Susan Reedy - School Support Specialist (.5)
    Central, Clover Ridge, North Albany Elementary, Oak Grove, Sunrise, Waverly
    Phone: 541- 967-4624
    Email

  • Kate Rey - Secondary Student Support Specialist (LBL ESD)
    Phone:  541-812-2714
    Email

  • Al Ross - Elementary Student Support Specialist (LBL ESD)
    Phone:  541-812-2713
    Email

  • Linda Uhden - Autism Specialist (.5)
    High School and North Albany Middle
    Phone: 541- 967-4624
    Email

  • Donna Walker - Autism SEA
    Phone: 541- 967-4624
    Email

  • Sandi Washburn - Behavior School Support Specialist
    Positive Behavior Supports (PBS), Oregon Intervention System (OIS), Structured Support Classrooms (SSC), Red Zone
    Phone: 541- 967-4624
    Email

  • Sharon Wills - Secretary
    TieNet Support
    Phone: 541-967-4518
    Email

Families and Community Together (F.A.C.T.)

F.A.C.T. is a team of specialists who link schools, students and families together with available community services in the Albany area. F.A.C.T. works in partnership with local schools to help students be successful in school and to make resources available to them at both home and school.

Address:
701 19th Ave. SE
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: 541-924-3720
Fax: 541-924-3776

Albany Youth Services Team (YST)

Albany YST brings social services and law enforcement together at the community level for planning interventions and/or treatment for youth with multiple needs. F.A.C.T. coordinates these efforts as well as offering case management to the student and family involved.
Contact: Tara Dixson

Phone: 541-924-3720
E-mail: Tara.Dixson@albany.k12.or.us

YST Forms

Mckinney-Vento Liaison

F.A.C.T. Team member Tara Dixson is the Mckinney-Vento Liaison for Greater Albany Public School District. She coordinates services for those students experiencing a homeless situation as defined by the McKinney-Vento Act. She is responsible for reporting and tracking homeless students and ensuring they have access to District services.
Contact: Tara Dixson
Phone: 541-924-3720
E-mail: Tara.Dixson@albany.k12.or.us

Crisis Response Team

F.A.C.T. provides coordination of our district's Crisis Network. A network of trained staff provides assistance to GAPS and inter-district schools in the aftermath of the loss of a student(s), staff member(s), or other tragic event. The network may assist in buildings as consultants, lead and/or assist in debriefing, or carry out specific roles to the team.

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Greater Albany Public Schools has been training district staff and responding to district requests for Crisis Response Team (CRT) services since 1994. At present, 92 district employees available to serve in this capacity.

In their regular positions, these individuals are counselors, teachers, secretaries, administrators, behavioral specialists, special education staff, nurses, and family services consultants. They have completed curriculum designed to address such topics as developmental states of grief, pragmatics of crisis response, parent support, media relations, care rooms, special circumstance (suicide, trauma, missing child) communication, and effective listening.

Families and Agencies Coming Together (FACT) coordinates the team and dispatches the responders. Responders for GAPS include: all counseling staff (five elementary and 12 secondary), 33 certified and classified secondary staff, 28 certified and classified elementary staff, four migrant education staff, two nursing staff, three district office staff, and five family services consultants.

Not included in these numbers are our building administrators. Many have completed the course provided by FACT and/or have completed other administrative preparedness classes. Each year a 24-hour class is offered by the FACT team, either at the GAPS District Office or at Linn-Benton-Lincoln ESD. Approximately 300 staff have completed this curriculum. These professionals are willing to provide volunteer services in this capacity, and usually serve three years.

During a typical year, CRT receives three to five requests. Since its inception our crisis response team has responded to district events 67 times.

Contact Us

Cheryl Wilkinson
Crisis Response Team
cheryl.wilkinson@albany.k12.or.us
Phone: 541-924-3720


F.A.C.T. Staff

Staff Assignments List PDF

  • Jessica Barriga
    E-mail: Jessica.Barriga@albany.k12.or.us
    South Shore, Sunrise, Waverly
    Special Projects: Red Zone
  • Holly Creager
    E-mail: Holly.Creager@albany.k12.or.us
    West Albany, AOS (West Albany attendance area), Periwinkle
    Special Projects: Teen Parent Program, FACT Point Person, Data
  • Tracie Johnson
    E-mail: Tracie.Johnson@albany.k12.or.us
    Central, Takena, Clover Ridge, Timber Ridge, North Albany Elementary, North Albany Middle
    Special Projects: Survey Coordinator
  • Meg Jones
    E-mail: Meg.Jones@albany.k12.or.us
    South Albany High, AOS (South Albany attendance area)
    Special Projects: Teen Parent Program
  • Gene Vey
    E-mail: Gene.Vey@albany.k12.or.us
    Lafayette, Liberty, Oak, Oak Grove, Tangent
    Special Projects: OIS, New Solutions

LBL ESD Staff

  • Maria Highberger, School Support Liaison
    Memorial Middle School
    Phone: 541- 967-4624
    E-mail: Maria.Highberger@lblesd.k12.or.us

  • Bonnie Ray, School Support Liaison and Regional Homeless Liaison
    Calapooia Middle School
    Phone: 541-812-2712
    Fax: 541-926-6047
    E-mail: Bonny.Ray@lblesd.k12.or.us

District Nurse Staff

  • Jeannie Watts, School District Nurse
  • Kathy Noakes, Clerical Secretary

Contact Us

District Nurse
701 "B", 19th Ave. SE
Albany, OR 97322
Phone: 541-967-4554
Fax: 541-924-3776
Email