Special Services

The Special Education Department supports the Sunnyside School District's focus on academic achievement and student preparation for a successful post-secondary life.

This department emphasizes an educational system that combines a rigorous academic program with an exploration of career choices and preparation for all students with disabilities. General Education and Special Education teachers teach to the Washington state standards, adjust instruction, as appropriate, and meet the needs of all students.

This department supports the District primary focus on English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and differentiated instruction. Each school campus provides special education instructional support for special education students based on student need. Instructional services may be either direct to the student or consultation services to assist the teacher.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact our office for assistance.


Cody Gardiner
Director of Special Services
(509) 836-8732

Kristel Sanchez
Special Education Administrative Assistant
(509) 836-8732

Doug Rogers
Director of Student Support Services
(509) 836-8725

Cruz H Ramos
Student Support Services Administrative Assistant / Student Records
(509) 515-3299
Internal Ext. 8758

Marta Bott
Data Specialist
[email protected]

Ramiro Soto
Interpreter and Data Support
(509) 836-8730

Soraya González
Interpreter and Referrals
(509) 836-8738

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