About Us

The Exceptional Student Services department at Ch’ooshgai Community School provides resources to assist students with disabilities. We work within the educational setting to help each student reach his or her potential and become a productive member of society. The special education department serves students with a wide range of disabilities.



We provide support to parents and teachers in the provision of special education services at our school. Our specialized staff provides consultation support to Student Assistance Teams, conducts evaluations, and develops Individual Education Plans (IEP) in compliance with state and federal laws.


Qualifying for Exceptional Student Services

We coordinate all special education services through the ESS department upon receiving a referral from the Student Assistance Team (SAT) or IEP team.

ESS Related Service Providers (Contractors)

Please contact Renee Tolino, ESS Coach, by email or at (505) 733-2738 for assistance with our ESS contractors.

  • Christle Ricketts - Speech Language Pathologist
  • Pat New-Jenkins - Physical Therapist
  • Kathy McCray - Mental Health Counselor
  • Dr. Darryl Benally - School Psychologist

ESS Staff