Special Services

Hot Springs County Special Services is committed to meeting the needs of our students with disabilities.

According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), special education means specially designed instruction, provided at no cost to the parent, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. This specially designed instruction involves adapting, as appropriate to the needs of an eligible student, the content, methodology or delivery of instruction:

  • To address the unique needs of the child that result from his/her disability; and
  • To ensure access of the child to the general curriculum, so that the child can meet the educational standards within the district that apply to all children.

Meet the Special Services Staff

  • Sierra Barber

    Speech Language Pathologist

    I was born and raised in Wheatland, WY and I love small-town life! I attended college in Casper, where I ...

  • David Duncan

    School Psychologist

    Hello, my name is David Duncan and I am the School Psychologist for HSCSD#1. I was raised in Worland, and ...

  • Kim Jones

    SpEd Department Secretary
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  • Jim Lash

    Special Services Director
    Jim Lash

    Mr. Lash graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He taught social studies and ...

  • Alyssa Mascorro

    SpEd Meeting Coordinator
    Alyssa Mascorro
  • Lonnie Music

    Occupational Therapist
    Lonnie Music

    I am the Occupational Therapist for Hot Springs County School District. I have worked for the district since 2009. I ...

  • Ryan O’Connor

    Speech Pathologist

    Hi there!  My name is Ryan O’Connor and I am a speech-language pathologist at Ralph Witters Elementary and Thermopolis Middle ...


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