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The Student Services Department coordinates programs and resources for students with special needs. This includes needs that might be academic, behavioral/emotional, or physical/medical. Programs or resources that are coordinated out of the Student Services Department include: Title 1, Special Education, Talented and Gifted program, Resources for Homeless Students, School Nurses, Behavior Specialists, Testing Specialists, Family Services, & Alternative Education (tutoring). 

The Student Services Department also coordinates the services of specialists such as Autism Specialists, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Speech Language Pathologists, Hearing Impaired Specialist and a Vision Impaired Specialist.


Thad Holub - Director of the Student Services
Phone: 541-367-7115

Suzi Graville - Administrative Secretary
Phone: 541-367-7115

Trisha Van Eck - Scheduling Secretary
Phone: 541-367-7119

Special Education Testing

Testing is coordinated for all programs so that a student is placed in the proper program when testing is completed.  Parent permission is necessary before doing any individualized testing on a child which may result in the child’s placement in special education.

Any parent or staff member who suspects that their child may have a disability is encouraged to speak to the child's teacher, building special education teacher or principal.

Other Special Education Alternative Programs

For students who have such significant educational needs that they cannot be appropriately served in the regular classroom or Resource program, the District offers placement in one of several self-contained classrooms in the District.  For students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, the District runs self-contained classrooms at Hawthorne Elementary and Sweet Home High School.  A classroom for elementary students with significant behavioral needs is housed at Oak Heights. 

Miscellaneous Services

Homebound services for ill students, home schooling coordination with the ESD, Youth Services Team coordination, English Language Learners, Alternative Learning Options development, Early Intervention referral and consultation for special needs students 0-4 years of age, and development and coordination of the District’s Behavior Management plan are provided.

Child Find

If you have or know of any child from age birth to age five with any kind of a disability, please contact Student Services.  There is help available through Early Intervention to assist these children long before they enter the school system. 

Health Services  

Click here to learn about our District nurse services, immunization guidelines, and other health related information. 

Special and alternative Education Teachers

School: Name: Phone: Email:
Holley     Tina Tressel 541.367.7162 Tina.Tressel@sweethome.k12.or.us
Oak Heights  Kelley Deckard   541.367.7165 Kelley.Deckard@sweethome.k12.or.us
Oak Heights  Joan Tolle   541.367.7165 Joan.Tolle@sweethome.k12.or.us
Hawthorne Kayla Hunt  541.367.7167 Kayla.Hunt@sweethome.k12.or.us
Hawthorne Teresa Wilson 541.367.7167 Teresa.Wilson@sweethome.k12.or.us
Hawthorne Lisa Collins 541.367.7167 Lisa.Collins@sweethome.k12.or.us
Foster Brandi McMahand 541-367-7180 Brandi.McMahand@sweethome.k12.or.us
Junior High Donna DiPietro 541-367-7187 Donna.DiPietro@sweethome.k12.or.us
Junior High Dana Allen 541-367-7187 Dana.Allen@sweethome.k12.or.us
Junior High Kathy Parsons 541-367-7187 Kathy.Parsons@sweethome.k12.or.us
High School Tifinie Hadley 541-367-7198 Tifinie.Hadley@sweethome.k12.or.us
High School Ramona Perez 541-367-7142 Ramona.Perez@sweethome.k12.or.us
High School Michael Rolph 541-367-7142 Michael.Roph@sweethome.k12.or.us
High School Misty Triplett 541-367-7142 Misty.Triplett@sweethome.k12.or.us