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

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Special Education Policy

Special Education Procedure

Developmental Disabilities Administration Website

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Walla Walla Website


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

Meet our Staff:

Special Education Director - Emmy Kirk
509-382-2543 or

Tanya Patton - Special Education Teacher for grades 6-12
509-382-4775 or

Danielle Veitenheimer - Special Education Teacher for grades K-5 - 509-382-2507 or

Brooke Lovgren - Birth to 3 Special Education Teacher 509-382-2507 or

Special Education Support Staff:

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

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