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Special Education

Sheridan School District 2 offers a continuum of special education programs and services in order to meet the needs of our students ranging from preschool through age 21. The program supports all children with disabilities in meeting their learning potential in order to achieve their post-secondary goals. Special education staff include: special education teachers, school psychologist, school social workers, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, early childhood special education teacher and other related service providers and support staff. Our staff members provide instruction and support for our students with disabilities through the IEP process.

The Special Education Director guides special education staff in compliance with state and federal regulations in providing services to all students with disabilities so that students receive a free and appropriate public education. Students will receive services in their least restrictive educational environment.

If you have concerns about your child, please contact your child’s school. Sheridan provides identification services to determine a student’s eligibility for special education services.

Jenny Pilger

Director of Special Education

(720) 833-6601


Parent Resources


Child Find

The Sheridan Child Find Program offers FREE developmental screenings for newborns and children up to five years of age who show delays in development that could interfere with their education and learning. Families must live within the Sheridan School District boundaries to access these services. The team may consist of an early childhood special education teacher, occupational therapist, speech/language pathologist, physical therapist, and/or a school social worker. The screening provides general information about a child's current speech/language, motor, social, and pre-academic skills.

Following the screening, parents will receive feedback from the Child Find Team. If screening results indicate possible delays in development, the Child Find Team will recommend further assessment. Screenings are not an assessment for Kindergarten readiness. Parents who have concerns about their child's development should contact Heather Porter at (720) 833-6636.

Screenings/Evaluations are held at:
Sheridan Early Childhood Center

4107 S. Federal Blvd.

Englewood, CO 80110

Phone: (720) 833-6600


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Gifted Education

Gifted children are those persons between the ages of five and twenty-one whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs. Children under age five who are gifted may also be provided with early childhood special educational services.  

Gifted students include those with disabilities (i.e. twice-exceptional) and students with exceptional abilities or potential from all socio-economic, ethnic and cultural populations. Gifted students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas of giftedness:

A student may be identified in one or more of the following areas:

  • General or Specific Intellectual Ability
  • Creative or Productive Thinking
  • Leadership Abilities
  • Specific Academic Aptitude which includes reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, science and world languages.
  • Specific Talent Aptitude includes visual arts, performing arts (drama/theater), musical, dance and psychomotor abilities.

If you have questions about Gifted Education, please review the Gifted Brochure and contact your child’s school. The Sheridan District Gifted Director is David Debus. His email is ddebus@ssd2.org. The District Gifted Teacher is Connolly Sherwood and her email is csherwood@ssd2.org.


Gifted Education Information and Resources


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Sheridan School District NO.2
4150 South Hazel Court
Englewood, Colorado 80110
email: info@ssd2.org
phone: (720) 833-6991
fax: (720) 833-6650