Special Education

Welcome South Whidbey families!  I am excited to be the Director of Special Programs & Services.  I look forward to supporting our students to reach their goals through our vision and mission.  My office is now at the South Whidbey Elementary - South Campus.  Please find our department contact information below.

Every South Whidbey School District Student is a lifelong learner who is multi-culturally engaged, literate, and an active community member able to meet the challenges of our global society.


In collaboration with our community, every student will be supported to be a resilient, innovative, compassionate, and productive graduate prepared for a diverse and dynamic world.

District Goals:

1) our schools will be welcoming, safe and supportive places with consistent school wide expectations where all are respected.
2) Our students will demonstrate growth toward mastery in all content areas.
3) Our students will graduate ready for a future they choose.

Department Contacts

Picture of Jeff Fankhauser

Jeff Fankhauser, Ed.D.

Principal, South Whidbey Elementary - South Campus
Director of Special Programs & Services
(Special Education, Highly Capable Learning (HCL), 504, Title 1, Title II, LAP and EL)
[email protected]
Phone: 360-221-6808 ext 4608

Special Programs & Services Specialist

Marie Poolman [email protected]
Phone: 360-221-6808 ext 2206

Please fax or email request for special education records to the attention of:
Marie - Special Programs & Services
Fax: 360-221-6272

School Psychologists

Grades K-6

Erin Gutzmer [email protected]
360-221-6808 x 4630

Preschool & Grades 7-12

Sonja Ringsrud [email protected]
360-221-6808 x 5414

Speech Language Pathologist

Preschool, Elementary 5-6, Middle School 7-8, High School

Jeremy Frye [email protected]
360-221-6808 x 4609

Elementary K-4

Becky Breeze [email protected]
360-221-6808 x 4401

Occupational Therapist

Preschool - Grade 12
Michael Swenson [email protected]
360-221-6808 x 4613

Helpful Links:

OSPI Special Education Rights - http://www.k12.wa.us/SpecialEd/Families/Rights.aspx

OSPI - Notice of Procedural Safeguards

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