Contact Us

Leah Voorhies
Director
Assistant Superintendent of Student Support
State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)
Phone: (801) 538-7898 | E-mail

Coordinator

Kim Fratto
Effective Instruction, Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), and Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)
Phone: (801) 538-7716 | E-mail

Jennifer Slade
State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)
Phone: (801) 538-7546 | E-mail

Education Specialists

Vacant
Behavioral Supports, Emotional Disabilities, Mental Health, Other Health Impairments (OHI), School Discipline, and Youth-in-Custody (YIC)

Ellen Bailey
Literacy and Paraeducator to Teacher Scholarship (PETTS)
Phone: (801) 538-7522 | E-mail

Lindsey Cunningham
Utah Program Improvement Planning (UPIPS)
Phone: (801) 538-7806 | E-mail

Teresa Davenport
Preschool Special Education
Phone: (801) 538-7540 | E-mail

Naté Dearden
Dispute Resolution and Transportation
Phone: (801) 538-7884 | E-mail

Casey Dupart
Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Coach
Phone: (801) 538-7539 | E-mail

Sheryl Ellsworth
Meaningful Parent Participation, Indicator 8, Dispute Resolution, and Utah Parent Center (UPC)
Phone: (801) 538-7733 | E-mail

Tami Gear
Fiscal (Federal and State) and Data Reporting
Phone: (801) 538-7724 | E-mail

LauraLee Gillespie
Utah Program Improvement Planning
Phone: (801) 538-7866 | E-mail

Tracy Gooley
Accommodations, Alternate State Assessments
Phone: (801) 538-7887 | E-mail

Kelsey Gressmen
Utah Program Improvement Planning (UPIPS)
Phone: (801) 538-7585 | E-mail

Lavinia Gripentrog
Transition, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Assistive Technology, Occupational Therapy (OT)/Physical Therapy (PT)
Phone: (801) 538-7645 | E-mail

Christine Manning
Behavior Support
(801) 538-7775 | E-mail

Tanya Semerad
Autism, Significant Cognitive Disabilities (SCD), and Paraeducator to Teacher Scholarships (PETTS)
Phone: (801) 538-7726 | E-mail

Cole Shakespear
State Special Education Fiscal Accountability and Compliance Monitoring, and Teacher Salary Supplement Program (TSSP)
Phone: (801) 538-7576 | E-mail

Neil Stevens
Carson Smith Scholarship (CSS), Federal Special Education Fiscal Accountability and Compliance Monitoring
Phone: (801) 538-7819 | E-mail

Laurieann Thorpe
Dispute Resolution
Phone: (801) 538-7541 | E-mail

Becky Unker
State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)
Phone: (801) 538-7907| E-mail

Tony Zambrana
Carson Smith Scholarship (CSS), State Special Education Fiscal Accountability, and Compliance Monitoring
Phone: (801) 538-7589 | E-mail

Support Staff

Victoria Heaps
Office Specialist II for Teresa Davenport, Tracy Gooley, Cole Shakespear, and Becky Unker
Phone: (801) 538-7952 | E-mail

Meg Kallas
Administrative Assistant for Leah Voorhies, Emily Berry, and Casey Dupart
Phone: (801) 538-7677 | E-mail

Rebecca Lewis
Program Specialist for Ellen Bailey, Sheryl Ellsworth, Lavinia Gripentrog, Christine Manning, and Tanya Semerad
Phone: (801) 538-7874 | E-mail

Susan McRay
Financial Analyst
Phone: (801) 538-7795 | E-mail

Yuriko Murakami
Technical Support Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7705 | E-mail

Esther Navarrette
Executive Secretary for Kim Fratto, Naté Dearden, Tami Gear, and Laurieann Thorpe
Phone: (801) 538-7936 | E-mail

Emily Nordfelt
Program Specialist for Jennifer Slade, Lindsey Cunningham, LauraLee Gillespie, Kelsey Gressmen, and Tami Gear
Phone: (801) 538-7757 | E-mail

Amie Salazar
Office Specialist II for Neil Stevens and Tony Zambrana
Phone: (801) 538-7612 | E-mail