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Exceptional Student Services

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Exceptional Student Services and Special Populations


We are here to support you! Our department is here to serve our students, families, and staff in Weld 8 Schools. Our department provides oversight of Programming in: English Language Acquisition, Migrant, GT, 504, Out of District Services, and Special Education.


¡Estamos aquí para apoyarte! Nuestro departamento está aquí para servir a nuestros estudiantes, familias y personal en las escuelas Weld 8. Nuestro departamento supervisa la programación en: Adquisición del idioma inglés, Migrante. GT, 504, Servicios fuera del distrito y Educación especial.



Dr. Sarah Gould

Director of Exceptional Student Services and Special Populations

sgould@weld8.org


Heather Arzola

Executive Secretary to the Director of Exceptional Student Services and Special Populations

harzola@weld8.org


Joetta Vallejos-Forsyth

SWAP Coordinator

jvallejos-forsyth@weld8.org


Nereyda Williams

SWAP Enhanced Service Provider

nwilliams@weld8.org


 Kacy Little Owl

Transition Coordinator

klittleowl@weld8.org


Lindsay Surbrugg

Child Find Coordinator

lsurbrugg@weld8.org



SPED Resources

ELD Resources

GT Resources

504 Resources

Migrant Resources

PEAK Parent Center


Ability Connection Colorado


CDE Resources


Weld County Resource Guidebook

Educational Rights of Parents English

Educational Rights of Parents Spanish

Empowering ELL Parents and Families


Weld 8 ELD Q and A

WIDA Family Resources


CDE ELD Family Resources

CDE Gifted Education


Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented


National Association for Gifted Children

US Department of Ed- 504 Resource Page


CDE Resources

CDE Migrant Resources


CDC Migrant resources


BOCES Resources