As a member of the Educational Service District 112 Special Education ESA, Dayton School District conducts childfind activities for the purpose of locating, evaluating, and identifying individuals with a suspected disability who are residing within the district boundaries, whether or not they are enrolled in the public school system. Childfind activities apply to individuals birth through 21 years who are not currently receiving special education and related services. If your family is living in a temporary situation, you may contact the district where you are staying to attend a screening. Parents having concerns about their child's health, hearing, intellectual functioning, language, learning, movement, serious behavioral needs, speech, or vision can contact the principal in their child's school or contact the Educational Service District 112 at 800-233-0067

Click here for more information on the ESD 112

Special Education Policy

Special Education Procedure

Developmental Disabilities Administration Website

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Walla Walla Website

Special Education Support Staff:

Casey Herbst -
Sara Fortier -
Darby Souza -
Shannon Griffen -
Denise Strot -
Jennifer Finney -
Kristie Korslund -

Midge Crawford - Psychologist
Teresa Koppang - Speech Therapist
Kayla Lewis - Speech Therapist

Dayton School District No. 2

The Dayton School District is part of a special education cooperative through the ESD 112 (Educational Service District) located in Vancouver WA

Positions within the special education department are filled through the ESD 112. For more information please visit the ESD 112 website at At this time there is a position open for a special education para professional. To apply please use the following link:
Invitation to Apply

IDEA Federal Grant Information

The annual OSPI application for federal IDEA funds will be available for public review and comment for a period of 60 days, prior to the final May 21, 2021 submission to the USDOE Office of Special Education Programs. Comments may also be submitted in writing to OSPI Special Education no later May 12, 2021! (Please add "Comment for IDEA Federal Grant review" to the email's subject line.)

·        March 12 Public Comment Zoom Meeting - Scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

·        March 19 Public Comment Zoom Meeting  - Scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

·        Interactive Spreadsheet

·        Annual State Application

·        Certification of the Maintenance of Financial Support

For more information please refer to OSPI IDEA Federal Grant Review webpage at

Meet our Staff:

Emmy Kirk

Emmy Kirk - Special Education Director

Tanya Patton

Tanya Patton - HS Special Education Teacher

Danielle Veitenheimer

Danielle Veitenheimer - K-5 & Life Skills Special Education Teacher

Brooke Lovgren

Brooke Lovgren - Birth-3 Special Education Teacher