SpEd Staff

USD 457 offers quality Special Education programs through the following delivery models: Inclusion, Resource, Self-Contained, Alternative Site, Homebound, Therapeutic Education Program, and Hospitalized services.

Within those possible settings the following services may be provided: Speech, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Adaptive Physical Education, Learning Disabilities, Behavior Disorders, Hearing Impaired, Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Visually Impaired, Other Health Impaired, TBI, Gifted and Early Childhood.

The special education office is located in the Educational Support Center at 1205 Fleming, Garden City, Kansas  67846. 

Special Education ESC Office Staff


 Glenda LaBarbera
Director of Special Education

‚ÄčGlenda LaBarbera

620.805.7141
 Jina Arellano SpEd Coordinator for the District-
Early Childhood, Behavior,  & Compass Liaison
Jina Arellano
620.805.7142
 Traci Shellenberger SpEd Coordinator for the District
Traci Shellenberger
620.805.7143
 Tracey Percival Office Manager
Tracey Percival
620.805.7147
 Jackie Messenger MIS Secretary
Jackie Messenger
620.805.7146
 Rosa Rosales Castorena  Receptionist/Translator-Spanish Rosa Rosales-Castorena
620-805-7144
 Wanda Dougherty  Assistive Technology
Wanda Dougherty
 620-805-7150
 Laura Pahls   School Psychologist  Laura Pahls
 620-805-7124
 Jenna Rycek
  School Psychologist  Jenna Rycek
 620-805-7126
 Rhonda Stuvick   School Psychologist  Rhonda Stuvick
 620-805-7128
 Shane Trentman   School Psychologist  Shane Trentman
 620-805-7129
 Erica Turano   School Psychologist  Erica Turano
 620-805-7127
Kristen Heiman
 School Psychologist Intern/Para  Kristen Heiman
 620-805-7125
 Janell Heiman  School Psychologist Paraprofessional  Janell Heiman
 620-805-7122
 Jeanne Bradstreet  School Psychologist Paraprofessional  Jeanne Bradstreet
 620-805-7121
 Lesa Peitz  Behavior Consultant/Champs/Autism Lesa Newberry
 620-805-7151