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Special Education

Contact Us - We are here to help!

400 S. Pine St. 
Emmett, ID. 83617
Phone (208)365-5971
Fax (208)365-2961
Nicole Thomas - Special Education Administrator

Nicole Thomas: Director of Special Education Services

SPED Secretary

Paige Whitson: Administrative Assistant/Medicaid

School Psychologists:

Heather Hynes - School Psychologist

Heather Hynes: Emmett High, The Patriot Center

Alec Smith - School Psychologist

Alec Smith: Emmett Middle School, Shadow Butte, Butte View, Sweet and Ola

Vanessa Ghiglione - School Psychologist

Vanessa Ghiglione: Carberry, Black Canyon Junior - Senior High School

Procedural Safeguards Notice - download the document.

Vision Statement

We envision and commit ourselves to a system that advocates for the educational needs of all students through the provision of appropriate and effective instruction.

Therein, we are dedicated to learning best practices, utilizing scientifically research-based resources, and engaging in constant collaborative communication in school, home, and community environments, on behalf of our students.

Our united efforts will support a seamless district-wide integration between programs, ultimately empowering students to learn and achieve to the best of their ability. 

Children can have all sorts of difficulties growing up. Sometimes, problems are obvious right from the start, and sometimes they don’t appear until a child is in school. Some children have trouble learning to read or write. Others have a hard time remembering new information. Still, others may have trouble with their behavior.

When a child is having trouble in school, it’s important to find out why. The child may have a disability. Schools provide special help for eligible children with disabilities. This help is called Special Education and Related Services.

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For more information on our Special Education Preschool ~

Developmental Preschool

Special Education Preschool Screening!

Special Education Screener

Screening Available for 3-5- year-olds!

Children who demonstrate developmental delays in one or more of these developmental areas may qualify for services. Qualifying areas include:


✨Thinking Ability

✨Self-help Skills

✨Social Skills

✨Motor Skills

✨Emotional Concerns

✨Other Concerns

If you reside in the Emmett School District and have concerns about your little one's development, don't hesitate to schedule a screening appointment. Early intervention is key to ensuring every child reaches their full potential

I🗓 Screening Date: December 18, 2023

📍 Location: Butte View Complex

📞 Appointment: Call 208-365-5971