Overview of Our Department & Description of Staff Roles

  • About Special Services at CPS

    Special Services is the largest department within Columbia Public Schools. With approximately 500 employees, it can be difficult to navigate "who's, who" as well as understand specific staff roles within our department. The following link provides an overview to these questions.  We hope you find the presentation helpful!  

    Special Ed Department Overview and Staff Roles Presentation

    CPS Special Services Department Staff



    Alyse Monsees Director of Special Services
    Liana Vessell Assistant Director of Special Services
    Kristina Rollins Special Services Compliance, Monitoring and Support
    Dr. Molly Stebbins Supervisor of Psychological Services & Evaluations
    Shae Collier 504 Coordinator
    Allison Archibeque Assistant 504 Coordinator
    Heather Ferguson Assistant 504 Coordinator        
    Jaime Kerpash District Classroom Coordinator
    Lukin Murphy District Classroom Coordinator, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
    William Rosen District Classroom Coordinator  
    Patrika Brown Behavior Support
    Kristina Friedrich   Behavior Support, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)  
    Candice Malveaux Behavior Support, District Classroom Coordinator
    Claire Slama Behavior Support
    Becca Townlain Behavior Support
    Lauren Powell Behavior Support, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)    
    Dr. Katie Siegel Post-Secondary Transition Coordinator
    Katie Fry Special Services Curriculum Coordinator
    Lora Hinkel WRS Instructional Mentor
    Sally Becker Supervisor of Motor Services
    Wendy Gruber Assistive Technology - Learning
    Katie Maddox Assistive Technology - Physical Skills
    Christi Obermeier Assistive Technology - Communication Deficits (AAC, etc)
    Claire Willard Coordinator of Speech Language Pathologists
    Amanda Malone   Roseta Avenue Site Administrator (Quest East & BLIS)  
    Dr. Raina Martin Bethel Street Site Administrator (Quest South & Connections)


    Effective Practice Process Coordinators Building Assignments

    Sally Bloom Dr. Laura Browning   Angie Rogers Emily Surapaneni
    Parkade Elementary Beulah Ralph Elementary   Alpha Hart Elementary Cedar Ridge Elementary  
    Paxton Keeley Elementary Blue Ridge Elementary   Benton Elementary Derby Ridge Elementary  
    Shepard Elementary Fairview Elementary   Mill Creek Elementary Eliot Battle Elementary
    West Boulevard Elementary Midway Elementary   New Haven Elementary Grant Elementary
    Great Circle Roseta Avenue Center Rock Bridge Elementary Locust Street Elementary
    High Road Bethel Street Center Russell Elementary Ridgeway Elementary
        Juvenile Justice Center Two Mile Prairie Elem.


    Special Services Administrative Assistants



    Trish Delcourt Special Transportation, Medicaid
    Doreen Grubicy Records Requests, Office Manager, Homebound
    Debbie Purdum Activating IEPs, Sending IEPs to Parents
    Ryne Brown Accountant for Special Services