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Special Education Team

Brenda Benoit
Ms. Benoit has been teaching for twenty-two 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
Mrs. Grover is married to Joe, a fellow educator in Caldwell. She is a furry baby mom to Baxter. Mrs. Grover is a University of Idaho graduate who loves to travel, quilt, and cook in her spare time. She serves the visually impaired students in our district. 

 Lisa Loosle
Mrs. Loosle is our school psychologist. 
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Cynthia Talbot
Mrs. Talbot loves the theatre, both being in the audience and on stage. She has been at the Van Buren for 3 years and has loved every minute of it. Ms. Goodwin is her hero. She also loves her pet pig.


Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, textRyan Habeck
Mr. Habeck is our Extended Resource (ERR) teacher.