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Special Education


The Las Vegas City Schools strive to allow specialized education based upon the individual needs of each child as prescribed and defined by the Federal Individual with Disabilities Improvement Act and the State Exceptional Children's Education Act. Along with the expertise of our special education teachers, we also provide services from our paraprofessionals, nurses, mental health providers, speech, occupational, and physical therapists.


The Department of Special Education's goal is to provide adequate services to our students with disabilities to help them have independent lives and post secondary success.

STUDENT RECORDS:  All requests for student records may be submitted via fax to: (505) 454-5769 or via email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Contact Special Ed

Leslie Damon
Special Programs Director
Phone: (505) 454-5717
Fax: (505) 454-5716

Special Services Staff

Leslie Damon

Betty Martinez
Administrative Assistant

Denise Baca
Administrative Assistant
Leasa Martinez
Rosanne Dimas
Truancy Interventionist / Social Worker

Lorena A. Castro-Garcia
Social Worker
Social Worker

Rick Armijo
Social Worker
Dwinell Heverly
Occupational Therapist
Patricia Rodriguez
School Psychologist

Pamela Martinez
Speech Therapist

Verlee Garcia
Speech Therapist