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Special Education Team

Brenda Benoit
Ms. Benoit has been teaching for twenty-one years. She loves to go paddle boarding whenever she can.

 Doug Birkland
Doug has enjoyed working as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) in the Caldwell School District since 2011. When he's not helping students reach their Occupational Therapy goals in school, you may find him personal training clients, spending time with his family and friends, or training for, and participating in, Spartan obstacle course races. Aroo! 
Tom Dickman
Students give me energy!  I have enjoyed working with adults and youth in the areas of academic, social/emotional, and behavioral needs since 1985. My favorite activities include hiking, skiing, and cooking.
 Cindy Grover  

  Kaitlyn Hall

 Lisa Loolse  

Amanda Sandoval
This is Mrs. Sandavol's year as a Extended Resource Special Education Teacher. She has been working in the Human Services field for over 8 years, I have done personal care, case management and PSR work prior to finding my place as a Teacher. I enjoy spending time with my family, taking impromptu road trip and watching my kids compete in sporting events.


Cynthia Talbot
Mrs. Talbot loves the theatre, both being in the audience and on stage. She has been at the Van Buren for 2 years and has loved every minute of it. Ms. Goodwin is her hero. She also loves her pet pig.