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Student Services

Dr. Shari Dukes
Director of Student Services
(480) 987-5315
Jeremy Evan Scherer
Administrative Assistant
(480) 987-5321
Program Specialists
Brenda Menendez
Harmon M,Th,F ext 1316
Ranch T,W ext 1654
Eric Turner
Ellsworth T,Th ext 1538
Simonton M,W,F ext 4309
Andrea Christ
High School ext 3558
Peggy Johnson
Middle School ext 3516
Brendan Stynes
Ranch ext 3538
Special Needs Preschool - POPS
Child Find
J.O. Combs Unified School District #44 has programs for children in preschool through age 22 who may require special services. Through the ongoing Project Child Find, the district is seeking children with disabilities who are not yet receiving any special education services. Our district serves the needs of school-aged children who have physical, mental, emotional, speech, hearing, vision, language, or other disabilities. If you know of any such children, or have questions about the programs available, please call your neighborhood school or Jeremy Evan Scherer at the district’s special needs office at 480-987-5321. If you have any specific questions about preschool-age children, call Ranch School at 480-882-3538.
Preschool Screenings
Phone: (480) 882-3530

Time: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.


Ranch Elementary School
43521 N. Kenworthy Avenue
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140

Kathryn Sue Simonton Elementary School
40300 North Simonton Boulevard
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140

2017-2018 Screening Dates:

9/6/2017 (Harmon)
10/18/2017 (Simonton)
11/29/2017 (Ranch)
1/10/2018 (Harmon)
2/21/2018 (Simonton)
3/28/2018 (Harmon)
5/9/2017 (Simonton)
6/20/2018* (Ranch)

All of our preschool screeenings will be by appointment from now on. Screenings are from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The appoinments are 30 minute long blocks and start on the hour and half hour.

*The June 20, 2018, screening is by appointment only. They are 30 minute long blocks and start on the hour or half hour starting at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Jeremy Evan Scherer at (480) 987-5321.

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