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Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Director

Glenna Gallo
State Director of Special Education
Phone: (801) 538-7757 | glenna [dot] gallo[at]schools [dot] utah [dot] gov(E-mail)


Leah Voorhies
State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)
Phone: (801) 538-7898 | leah [dot] voorhies[at]schools [dot] utah [dot] gov(E-mail)

Kim Fratto
Access to the General Curriculum, English Learners (EL), Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), Response to Intervention (RtI), and Utah Multi-Tiered System of Supports (UMTSS)
Phone: (801) 538-7716 | kim [dot] fratto[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(E-mail)

Education Specialists

Lindsey Adams
Results Driven Accountability (RDA)
Phone: (801) 538-7806 | Lindsey [dot] Adams[at]schools [dot] utah [dot] gov(E-mail)

Carol Anderson
Emotional Disabilities, Mental Health, Other Health Impairments (OHI), and Youth-in-Custody (YIC)
Phone: (801) 538-7727 | carol [dot] anderson[at]schools [dot] utah [dot] gov(E-mail)

Dawn Benke
Carson Smith Scholarships and Paraeducators
Phone: (801) 538-7576 | Dawn [dot] Benke[at]schools [dot] utah [dot] gov(E-mail)

Naté Dearden
Dispute Resolution
Phone: (801) 538-7884 | Nate [dot] Dearden[at]schools [dot] utah [dot] gov(E-mail)

Tracy Gooley
Phone: (801) 538-7887 | Tracy [dot] Gooley[at]schools [dot] utah [dot] gov(E-mail)

Lavinia Gripentrog
Transition and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Phone: (801) 538-7645 | lavinia [dot] gripentrog[at]schools [dot] utah [dot] gov(E-mail)

Patsy Milligan
Data and Finance
Phone: (801) 538-7724 | Patsy [dot] Milligan[at]schools [dot] utah [dot] gov(E-mail)

Rebecca Peterson
Phone: (801) 538-7694 | rebecca[dot]peterson[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(E-mail)  

Tanya Semerad
Autism and Significant Cognitive Disabilities
Phone:(801) 538-7726  | tanya[dot]semerad[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(E-mail)     

Betsy Sutherland
Phone: (801) 538-7948 | betsy [dot] sutherland[at]schools [dot] utah [dot] gov(E-mail)

Crystal Thomas
Sensory Impairments and Related Services
Phone: (801) 538-7589 | crystal [dot] thomas[at]schools [dot] utah [dot] gov(E-mail)

Becky Unker
Phone: (801) 538-7907 | becky [dot] unker[at]schools [dot] utah [dot] gov(E-mail)

Ellie Young
Phone: (801) 538-7866 | ellie [dot] young[at]schools [dot] utah [dot] gov(E-mail)


Special Education Services
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4200
Phone: (801) 538-7587
Fax: (801) 538-7991

Support Staff

Emily Bytheway
Program Specialist for Naté Dearden, Lindsey Adams, Tracy Gooley, and Patsy Milligan
Phone: (801) 538-7936 | Emily [dot] Bytheway[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(E-mail)

Sheri Johnson
Financial Analyst
Phone: (801) 538-7569 | Sheri [dot] Johnson[at]schools [dot] utah [dot] gov(E-mail)

Rebecca Lewis
Program Specialist for Carol Anderson, Lavinia Gripentrog, Rebecca Peterson. Tanya Semerad, and Ellie Young
Phone: (801) 538-7874 | rebecca [dot] lewis[at]schools [dot] utah [dot] gov(E-mail)

Yuriko Murakami
Technical Support Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7705 | yuriko [dot] murakami[at]schools [dot] utah [dot] gov(E-mail)

Emily Nordfelt
Administrative Secretary for Glenna Gallo, Kim Fratto, Leah Voorhies, and Cathy Callow-Heusser
Phone: (801) 538-7757 | emily[dot]nordfelt[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(E-mail)

Amie Salazar
Office Specialist II for Dawn Benke, Betsy Sutherland, Crystal Thomas, and Becky Unker
Phone: (801) 538-7612 | amie[dot]salazar[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(E-mail)