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RHMS seventh and eighth grade students received a tour of the Seattle Art Museum and then participated in an interactive program called “STEAM:  The Geometry of Perspective”.

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Student Academic Success Services

Contact information and organizational charts for Student Academic Success Services in LWSD

Paul Vine, Director

Paul Vine | Director
Special Services

425-936-1301 | pvine@lwsd.org

Mr. Vine provides leadership for the development, implementation, and management of district services and programs for students with special needs, including students with Individual Educational Programs (IEPs) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) qualifying for specially designed instruction and students qualifying for accommodations under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act. Mr. Vine assumes responsibility for ensuring successful collaboration between parents, school teams, and district teams to ensure that free and appropriate public education is provided for qualified students. He provides oversight of district special education services, 504 services, health services, district preschool, and birth-two programming. Mr. Vine serves as the district’s section 504/ADA coordinator, monitoring and coordinating the district’s compliance with matters pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Special Services Organizational Chart


Stacey McCrath, Associate DirectorStacey McCrath | Associate Director
Special Services, Eastlake Learning Community

425-936-1337 | smccrath@lwsd.org

Ms. McCrath works in collaboration with the director to provide leadership to ensure success for students receiving special education, preschool, and 504 services in the Eastlake Learning Community. She supports efforts focused on ensuring academic success for every student by collaborating with district leaders, school principals and teams to increase student access and engagement, close achievement and opportunity gaps, and support student learning and success. She works collaboratively with families and supports communications and conflict resolution efforts. Ms. McCrath coordinates district Section 504 services and provides support for school psychologists.


Wynn Spaulding, Associate Director

Wynn Spaulding | Associate Director
Special Services, Juanita Learning Community

425-936-1221 | wspaulding@lwsd.org

Mr. Spaulding works in collaboration with the director to provide leadership to ensure success for students receiving special education, preschool, and 504 services in the Juanita Learning Community. He supports efforts focused on ensuring academic success for every student by collaborating with district leaders, school principals and teams to increase student access and engagement, close achievement and opportunity gaps, and support student learning and success. He works collaboratively with families and supports communications and conflict resolution efforts. Mr. Spaulding provides support for Assistive Technology, occupational therapists (OTs) and physical therapists (PTs), and vision and mobility specialists.


Debbie Wagner, Associate DirectorDebbie Wagner | Associate Director
Special Services, Lake Washington Learning Community

425-936-1247 | dewagner@lwsd.org

Ms. Wagner works in collaboration with the director to provide leadership to ensure success for students receiving special education, preschool, and 504 services in the Lake Washington Learning Community. She supports efforts focused on ensuring academic success for every student by collaborating with district leaders, school principals and teams to increase student access and engagement, close achievement and opportunity gaps, and support student learning and success. She works collaboratively with families and supports communications and conflict resolution efforts. Ms. Wagner provides support for speech language pathologists (SLPs), interpreters for the Deaf and hard of hearing, and Extended School Year (ESY) services.


Jan Bakken, Associate DirectorJan Bakken | Associate Director
Special Services, Redmond Learning Community

425-936-1288 | jbakken@lwsd.org

Ms. Bakken works in collaboration with the director to provide leadership to ensure success for students receiving special education, preschool, and 504 services in the Redmond Learning Community. She supports efforts focused on ensuring academic success for every student by collaborating with district leaders, school principals and teams to increase student access and engagement, close achievement and opportunity gaps, and support student learning and success. She works collaboratively with families and supports communications and conflict resolution efforts. Ms. Bakken provides support for para educators, the district Transition Academy, and para educator and instructional assistant staffing.


Jen Rose, DirectorDr. Jen Rose | Director
Teaching and Learning

425-936-1351 | jerose@lwsd.org

Dr. Rose provides leadership the district’s adoption and implementation of standards-based teaching and assessing. She oversees the implementation of state student learning standards and the adoption, development, integration, and implementation of curriculum aligned to standards. Dr. Rose ensures staff participation, parent involvement, and community engagement in the processes pertaining to the adoption of instructional materials that increase student access and engagement, close achievement and opportunity gaps, and support student learning and success. She provides oversight of technology integration to support teaching and learning, manages textbook inventory processes, and provides oversight for district elementary music and physical education programs and staffing.

Teaching and Learning Organizational Chart


Mindy Mallon, Associate DirectorMindy Mallon | Associate Director
Teaching and Learning, Technology Integration

425-936-1217 | mmallon@lwsd.org

Ms. Mallon works in collaboration with the director to provide leadership for integration of technology tools, applications, and services to support and improve teaching and learning. She provides oversight of the district’s library-media program and supports efforts focused on ensuring academic success for every student by collaborating with district leaders, school principals and teams to appropriately use technology to increase student access and engagement, close achievement and opportunity gaps, and increase student learning and success. Ms. Mallon ensures staff participation, parent involvement, and community engagement in the processes pertaining to the adoption of teaching and learning technologies and works collaboratively with the Technology Operations department to develop and implement efficient and effective cross-departmental systems and processes.


Kelly Pease, Director

Kelly Pease | Director
Intervention Services

425-936-1276 | kpease@lwsd.org

Ms. Pease provides leadership to ensure success for students receiving academic interventions, services to help students acquire English language proficiency, services for Native American students, and services designed to help mitigate the effects of poverty on student learning and success in school. She supports efforts focused on ensuring academic success for every student by collaborating with district leaders, school principals, and teams to develop tiered instruction to increase student access and engagement, close achievement and opportunity gaps, and support student learning and success. Ms. Pease assumes responsibility for district and school compliance with federal Title I, Part A and Title III of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

Intervention Services Organizational Chart