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Special Programs

Patty Kimmel - Special Services Director

Welcome! I am Patty Kimmel, Director of Special Programs for the Ellensburg School District. Please do not hesitate to contact our department and let us know how we can be of assistance to your family. I invite you to review our website, which provides up-to-date information for students and families.

(509) 925-8117

Our Mission

The mission of Ellensburg School District Special Program Department is to provide leadership, support, direction and specialized knowledge to students, staff and families in order to empower and inspire students to become creative, confident, contributing and respectful citizens.

Our Vision

The vision of the Ellensburg School District Special Programs Department is that all students will reach their individual potential/preparing them to live a meaningful and productive life as integrated community members.

We Are Committed To:
  • Providing a continuum of services
  • Providing early learning interventions
  • Providing options of instructional models to meet the needs of individual students
  • Collaborating with general education teachers to support and ensure access to general education

COVID-19 School Closure
The Ellensburg School District will continue to accept referrals for the possible need for a Special Education evaluation during the COVID-19 school closure.  Please contact the Special Programs Office at (509) 925-8119 for further information regarding the referral process.

Contact Us

Sue Foy

Special Programs Department, Secretary

Patty Kimmel

Director of Special Programs

Cathy Rutt

Special Programs Department, Records Secretary

Gemma Wolfenbarger

Special Programs Department, Compliance Secretary