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Staff Directory

Dr. Alison Walker, Director

TBD, Secretary 

Mrs. Connie Burchard, Clerk

Ms. Angelica Rodriguez, Clerk

Adapted Physical Education

Mr. Charles Watkins

Occupational Therapy

Mr. Alex Dakhl

Physical Therapy

Ms. Heather Anderson


Ms. Jessica Aldaco

Dr. Elizabeth Llanes

Mrs. Chermine Williams

Speech Team

Ms. Ashley Ironside, SLP

Ms. Ashley Paxton, SLP 

Ms. Sheryl Simek, SLP

Ms. Maureen Hardy, SLPA

Ms. Teresa Novy, E-Helper

Ms. Brenda Villavicencio, E-Helper

Special Education


Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Keppel School District to improve, through excellence and presumed competence, the education and quality of life for exceptional children while working collaboratively with staff and families to enhance progress.

The Special Education Department provides services and programs that include preschool, special education, and behavior support.  We support and serve students and families through a wide range of education professionals, including: special education teachers, adapted physical education teacher, occupational therapist, school counselors, psychologists, and speech and language specialist/pathologist.

Our multitiered system allows for a comprehensive system of differentiated supports that includes evidence-based instruction, universal screening, progress monitoring, formative assessments, and research-based interventions matched to student needs, and educational decision making via student outcome data. Successful implementation and maintenance of a multi-tiered system of supports improves the academic and social emotional outcomes of every student.


iep survey

IEP Resources

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) agenda is an outline of an IEP Meeting. While all IEP meetings are unique, there are legal requirements regarding the order of discussion items.

IEP Agenda-English

IEP Agenda-Spanish

The IEP Meeting is defined in federal law and state law.  However, the premise and value of assembling an IEP team is bringing together a group of people who are knowledgeable of and interested in a student’s education. The group is assembled to be active participants and to fulfill a variety of roles that are integral in making decisions designed to result in positive outcomes for the student.

Roles and Responsibilities-English 

Roles and Responsibilities-Spanish

Antelope Valley SELPA

 AV Special Education Local Planning Area

The AV SELPA and local school districts foster coordination between general and special education for prevention and early intervention of suspected disabilities.