Special Services

Welcome to Northshore where all children are special and where we believe in the potential of every student. Children develop and learn at different rates. Some have difficulty learning to read and write and need the assistance of a special education program. Others learn more easily and require program enhancements or a more challenging curriculum. Northshore offers a wide variety of specially designed programs to meet the unique needs of your child.

Special Services Beliefs:

  • Special services is an integral part of the total educational system.
  • All students learn when provided:
    • guaranteed, viable curriculum employing formative and summative assessments
    • tiered supports
    • rigorous and relevant instruction incorporating proven best practices
    • highly qualified staff who are supported by targeted professional development
  • Students should be active participants in their learning.
  • Students must be taught the necessary skills to become life-long learners and productive citizens.
  • Resources should be equitably allocated.
  • The provision of a continuum of services should be respectful, age appropriate, general curriculum accessible and conducive to learning in neighborhood schools.
  • Students are successful when parents, educators, administrators, and community members invest in each student, value one another’s contributions, and collaborate to provide a quality education.

The Northshore School District will make every effort to provide accessibility to events, meetings, and programs to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the building principal where the activity is occurring or Michael Tolley, ADA officer, at 425.408.7708, to request special accommodations.


Special Education Records

Please call 425-408-7734 or fax 425-408-7740

Contact Us

Director of Special Education,South Region
Kim Durkin


Director of Special Education,
North Region
Adra Davy


Director of Special Education, West Region
Julie Trembath Neuberger


Director of Special Education,
East Region
Shannon Phanhthavilay