565 NW Holly Street, Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 837-7000

Special Services

Issaquah School District Special Services programs serve students with disabilities from birth through twenty-one years who reside within district boundaries. As specified in federal and state law, students with disabilities are served in the least restrictive environment to the maximum extent possible. Thus, at all schools in the district, there are students with special needs participating as appropriate in general education classrooms and general education curriculum.

Special education services include individualized, specially-designed instruction in academic, self-help, communication, motor, vocational and social skill areas. Individual Education Programs (IEPs) are developed at least annually. IEP goals are written for each student based on the results of formal and informal testing and observations. Some student will also have objectives for each goal. The district carefully sequences instruction and maintains data about student progress.


The Issaquah School District provides equal opportunity in its programs, activities, and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin/language, creed/religion, sex, sexual orientation—including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, age, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status and HIV/Hepatitis C status. The employees below have been designated to handle questions and complaints of any such alleged discrimination:

  • Parent/Volunteer and Employee/Applicant-Related Issues
    Kathy Miyauchi, Executive Director of Personnel Services
    565 NW Holly Street
    Issaquah, WA 98027
  • Student-Related Issues
    Dennis Wright
    565 NW Holly Street
    Issaquah, WA 98027

Students and families are also entitled to the confidentiality protections available under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. (FERPA).

Special Services Administrators

Dr. Marilyn Holm, Executive Director
Melissa Madsen, Assistant Director, Elementary/Early Childhood
Susan Wolever, Assistant Director, Secondary

Department contact information

Barb Johnson at 425-837-7085 or Shirley Walsh at 425-837-7090

Student Records contact information

Luanne Toba (elementary) at 425 837-7088
Ursula Baba (secondary) at 425-837-7031
Please fax any records requests to 425-837-7029

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