Rebekah Ballmer

    Special Education Resource Room

    affectionately known to students as the

                    Whale Pod

    Phone: 206-780-3060
    For Information regarding Special Education Referral, check-out  the following link Wilkes Special Education Parent Handbook", located on this site under "Helpful Resources"


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    The "Whale Pod" at Wilkes Elementary is a Special Education Resource program for students experiencing academic and/or social difficulties and who qualify for special education services in grades K through 4.  Student services include  specially designed instruction  in small groups, 1:1 academic instruction or social skills groups of 4 or 5. If you are concerned about your child's academic or social development, begin by talking with your child's classroom teacher. He or she can direct you toward the special education referral process. If you would like to speak confidentially, please feel free to contact me at the above telephone or email address or contact our school counselor, Susan Constan or our School Psychologist, Maria Kuffel. You are also welcome to stop by and look in or make an appointment with me. We are located in room 308. We are a friendly and welcoming place and both students who do and do not receive educational support, enjoy coming by to visit at recess, check out my swing and gum ball machine and to chat. We want all students to feel comfortable and welcome.