Special Education

Brooke Cunningham and Connie Egleston
720 554 4338 720 886 7025
  • Frances Woolery-Jones, Secondary Special Education Director


The Cherry Creek School District will identify students with hearing loss or an auditory processing disorder, and then provide the opportunity for these students to pursue and develop to their full educational and emotional potential. Each child with an educationally significant hearing loss or auditory processing disorder is unique and receives an individual educational plan annually to determine needs and subsequent programming.


  • Manage the hearing screening programs for early childhood and K-12, including follow-up screening and evaluation.
  • Evaluate hearing aids and assistive listening devices and provide follow-up services.
  • Provide consulting and guidance to teachers and families regarding the impact of hearing-loss on children's development.
  • Provide audiological services as determined necessary through the IEP process.
  • Evaluation of central auditory processing skills and deficits.
  • Education and in-services about hearing-loss and prevention of hearing loss for both CCSD students and staff.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS (Preschool to High School)

  • Consultative services.
  • Itinerant direct services at home school.
  • Resource center-based classrooms.
  • Self-contained classrooms.
  • Oral, American Sign Language, and total communication available.
  • Counseling for transition to college, trade school, etc.


The state of Colorado has clearly defined guidelines for the provision of audiological services for children birth - 21 years of age.
Please contact the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).


Audiology Department at Eastridge Elementary
11777 E. Wesley Ave. Aurora, CO 80014
  • Dr. Debbie Gwinner, Audiologist
  • Dr. Holly Rice, Audiologist
  • Dr. Kori Zedaker, Audiologist​
  • Staci Wilson, Assistant
Audiology Department at Red Hawk Ridge Elementary
16251 E. Geddes Ave, Centennial, CO 80016
  • Dr. Shelly Miller, Audiologist
  • Dr. Heather Guy, Audiologist
  • Mary Ellen (Meg) Garbrecht, Audiologist
  • Stephanie Carter, Assistant


The Cherry Creek School District audiological services are provided by our district audiologists. A variety of clinical audiological services are available.
Comprehensive hearing evaluations:
  • Pure tone air and bone conduction testing
  • Soundfield testing
  • Speech audiometry
  • Auditory processing testing
  • Audiometry Otoacoustic Emissions screening
  • Hearing testing and screening for difficult to test populations
Services to facilitate learning in the classroom:
  • Auditory assistive technology, both personal and whole classroom
  • Assistance in program placements through the IEP process
  • Consultations concerning effects of hearing loss
  • Training of educational staff
  • Referrals to outside medical and community agencies
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Cherry Creek School District No. 5 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission to its programs, services or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. The Cherry Creek School District No. 5 also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance officer: District Compliance Officer or directly to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region VIII, Federal Office Building 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite #310, Denver, CO 80204.

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