Special Education

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Resource team at Creekside Elementary consists of Resource Teachers​, a School Psychologist, Behavior Analyst,  Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, and SPED Para professionals. 

    The team provides services to students identified with special needs through a legal document called an Individual Education Plan (IEP) that is mandated within the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). 

    Students receive support for a variety of reasons, which may include learning challenges, Autism Spectrum Disorders, speech and language difficulties, physical and/or emotional disabilities.


    ​According to Federal law, students are provided with support services in their regular classroom whenever possible. However, in some cases, children may need additional or alternative instruction to improve their skills outside of the general education classroom.​ 

     Meet our Staff



    Stephanie Ballhttps://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/stephanie_ball.aspxhttps://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/stephanie_ball.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Stephanie BallTEACHER, SPECIAL EDUCATIONGP0|#f0c4c5b0-a36a-4c92-81a1-0a24d0f593c9;L0|#0f0c4c5b0-a36a-4c92-81a1-0a24d0f593c9|Special Education;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3810stephanie.ball@bvsd.orgRoom 15​My name is Stephanie Ball and I’m honored to say this is my fourth year at Creekside Elementary. Originally a New Yorker, my husband and I stumbled upon Boulder as we traveled out west with all of our belongings loaded in our Honda wagon. It was the summer of 1990 and as we walked on the Pearl Street Mall we knew we had to stay. One career later, I received my masters and certification in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado in 2004. We have two girls, two canine boys, a cat, an anole and three fish. In my free time I love to be with my family and friends, read, and paint and explore in mixed media. My everyday goal for myself is to try my hardest to make a genuine connection with my students and to educate and honor the whole child. I’m happy to say this is celebrated at Creekside Elementary.​<br>
    Ari Wilsonhttps://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/ari_wilson.aspxhttps://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/ari_wilson.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Ari WilsonPARAEDUCATOR, SPED, FUND 22GP0|#f0c4c5b0-a36a-4c92-81a1-0a24d0f593c9;L0|#0f0c4c5b0-a36a-4c92-81a1-0a24d0f593c9|Special Education;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3800ari.wilson@bvsd.orgRoom 23<p>​​</p>
    Ann Jenningshttps://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/annmarie_jennings.aspxhttps://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/annmarie_jennings.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Ann JenningsTEACHER, SPECIAL EDUCATIONGP0|#f0c4c5b0-a36a-4c92-81a1-0a24d0f593c9;L0|#0f0c4c5b0-a36a-4c92-81a1-0a24d0f593c9|Special Education;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3842annmarie.jennings@bvsd.orgRoom 27<p>​​Hi!  My formal education includes: a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Biology from The College of William and Mary, a Master's degree in Special Education specializing in Learning Disabled and Emotionally Disturbed from The University of Northern Colorado (UNC), and an Administrative (Principal) license from UNC. Since 1987, I have been either a special education teacher or assistant principal, working with pre-K through 9<sup>th</sup> grade. Both my children attended Creekside Elementary and had wonderful learning experiences! The teachers at Creekside work really hard to ensure optimal learning for all. I am proud to be part of this community!</p>