Govalle Elementary School

Special Education

Henry Jaeger - Bilingual Resource Teacher

This is my third year officially at Govalle and my 12th year in education. I have lots of pets and love spending time in my yard. I hope that all Govalle kids feel confident and ready for their life after Govalle Elementary school.

Henry Jaeger - Bilingual Resource

Mistty Walmsley - Bilingual Resource Teacher

This will be my second semester with the Govalle roadrunners! I have taught for four years. I love to dance, read, be out in nature and listen to stories :-) I hope our Govalle students feel welcome and supported to reach their highest goals.

Mistty Walmsley - Bilingual Resource Teacher

Melanie Toth - ESL Resource Teacher

Hi I am Ms. Toth! This year I will be a resource/inclusion teacher. I have taught 1st grade at Govalle for two years. Outside of school, I love to watch sports, go camping & hiking, and eat delicious food! I hope all Govalle kids feel at home in our community.

Melanie Toth - ESL Resource Teacher

Yared Carlos - Bilingual Resource Teacher

This is my 2nd year teaching and 1st year in Special Education! I enjoy hiking, drawing, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family, friends, and cat!  My hopes and dreams for my students are for them build friendships, set personal goals and have fun while they learn. 😊

Yared Carlos - Bilingual Resource Teacher

Laura Arevalo- Resource TA

Laura Arevalo - Resource TA

Pamela Williams- Resource TA

Greetings to All:: I have been at Govalle as a T/A for 6 years. One of my part time jobs includes working as a 25/40 second clock operator. I have been a clock operator for over 20 years. I have been a member of TASO for over 6 years. My hopes for each student is to excel to your potential.

Pamela Williams - Resource TA

Brenda Regalado- Bilingual Resource TA

Brenda Regalado - Bilingual Resource TA

Claire Reutter - SCORES Teacher

Elisabeth Meyer - Life Skills Teacher

Kasey Felter - Life Skills TA

Kasey Felter - Life Skills TA

Christopher Sherman - Life Skills TA

Christopher Sherman - Life Skills TA

Tommie Soliz - General Education TA

Hello everyone, I'm Ms. Tommie. I have been at Govalle going on my 14th year TOTAL! I was also a Roadrunner and have many memories of my school days as a student, my heart is at Govalle, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Outside of work, I love to spend time with my family and friends as much as I can and I enjoy relaxing on my hammock with a good book! My hopes and dreams for our students this year is just to keep in mind that with all the craziness in this world, we are in this together and we will get through this TOGETHER! Keep your heads up and make this year the BEST that we can, you got this ROADRUNNERS!

India Carroll - General Education TA

This is my first year as a TA and I am so excited to be at Govalle Elementary! In my free time I like to hang out with my best friend and 2 kitties, roller-skate, exercise and learn! My hope for the Govalle students is that they learn and practice self-love and confidence. Teaching and raising empowered children is the key to a healthy society for the future!

 

Mission:

The Special Education team exists to support the Austin ISD mission of ensuring children who receive special education services are provided with access to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) in order to ensure they receive a quality education that enables them to achieve their potential and participate fully in future social, economic, and educational opportunities.

Guiding Philosophy

Austin ISD is committed to providing quality services for students with disabilities. The term “special education” refers to specially designed instruction to meet the needs of a child with a disability. The Special Education team believes that special education is a service that is individually determined based on identified student needs throughout the school day. The primary instructional goal for all services is that students with disabilities are able to access and progress in the general curriculum through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) built on a standards-based framework and implemented with fidelity each and every day. Parents have the right to understand their child's IEP and advocate on their behalf. See resources below!

Contact

Special Education Team 

(512) 841-1077

Special Education Office: (512) 414-1731

Resources:

https://www.austinisd.org/special-education/resources