Special Services

The Rio Rancho Public Schools Special Services Department is responsible for all Special Education programs in the district. We provide a wide range of services in a variety of settings.
We have employed some of the most qualified professionals in all service areas and enjoy seeing successful programs run at every school.

We provide services for children from 3 to 22 years of age, and address students' learning styles from a multi-modality approach. This means that services are integrated with emphasis on cooperative planning and intervention, coordination with the curriculum, and collaboration with the parents. 

Program Information

Special Education Announcements:

 Project SEARCH

The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program is a one-year unpaid internship program for students with developmental disabilities. It is targeted for young adults, ages 18 to 21 years of age who have completed all required graduation criteria (academic coursework and assessment) and whose goal is competitive employment. The Project SEARCH innovation school-to-work internship program gives young adults with disabilities the opportunity to learn marketable job skills to help them gain competitive integrated employment.

RRPS is now accepting Project SEARCH applications for the 2017-2018 school year.
Applications can be turned in
to the Project SEARCH Instructor:

Sandy Aschenbrenner, Project SEARCH Instructor
Rio Rancho Public Schools/Rust Medical Center
Phone:  505-225-9730
Email:  Sandra.Aschenbrenner@rrps.net

Click here to access the 2017-2018 Project SEARCH application

RRPS Special Services Newsletter SY 2016-2017

Please check back for our 2017-2018 School Year Newsletter!

Special Services Parent Resource Guide:

Click here for Parent Resource Guide: (pdf)
Download and Save a copy to your computer.
-- Referral and Identification Process
-- Procedural Safeguards/Parent Rights
-- Exceptionalities
-- Common Terms
-- IEP Process
-- School/Ancillary Staff
-- Service Delivery Models
-- More....!

Parent Resources

Special Education Policies and Procedures

1. Reeder, Jerry
Business: 505-896-0667 x51141
Executive Director of Special Services
2. Griffin-Golden, Theresa
Business: 505-896-0667 x51229
Director of Secondary Special Services

3. Wheeler, Tamara
Business: 505-896-0667 x51166
Director of Elementary Special Services
4. Denton, Jacqueline
Business: 505-896-0667 x51211
Director of Ancillary Special Services
 5. Department, Fax
Business: 505-994-4609
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