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Special Education Team

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

Sean Blackburn
Mr. Blackburn is a veteran special education teacher. He has been doing it for 19 years! Mr. Blackburn also loves to cook, garden and hang out in the outdoors.

Amanda Sandoval


Laura Smith
This is Mrs. Smith’s 5th year teaching Extended Resource Special Ed at VB. She loves spending time with her wonderful four children. Mrs. Smith has her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Early Childhood Special Education from Northern Arizona University. She was born and raised in Arizona and moved to Idaho after college. And, she loves it here.

Cynthia Talbot