The Dayton School District is part of a special education cooperative through the
ESD 112 (Educational Service District) located in Vancouver WA

Childfind: We're looking for Special Kids


As a member of the Educational Service District 112 Special Education ESA, Dayton School District conducts childfind activities for the purpose of locating, evaluating, and identifying individuals with a suspected disability who are residing within the district boundaries, whether or not they are enrolled in the public school system. Childfind activities apply to individuals birth through 21 years who are not currently receiving special education and related services. If your family is living in a temporary situation, you may contact the district where you are staying to attend a screening. Parents having concerns about their child's health, hearing, intellectual functioning, language, learning, movement, serious behavioral needs, speech, or vision can contact the principal in their child's school or contact the Educational Service District 112 at 800-233-0067


Click here for more information on the ESD 112

Special Education Policy

Special Education Policy Procedure

Developmental Disabilities Administration Website

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Walla Walla Website


Paris-Fully Martina                                                             

Martina Paris-Fully
Martina is the Assistant Director of Specialized Student Services for the Educational Service District 112. After teaching both
general and special education for many years, Martina served as an Autism Specialist for Columbia Regional Program in Oregon
and then for ESD 112. Martina holds a Master's of Science in Special Education from Portland State University as well as an
Autism Certificate. Martina will complete her Program Administrator's Certificate with Central Washington University in the spring of
2017.  To contact Martina please call the administration office at 509-382-2543 or send her an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lovgren Brooke                                                            Overby Jody
Brooke Lovgren                                                                                Jody Overby

Acevedo Casey                                                             Fortier Sara
Casey Acevedo                                                                                 Sara Fortier

Griffen Shannon                                                             Souza Darby
Shannon Griffen                                                                               Darby Souza

Swan Michelle                                                            Hall Ilene
Michelle Swan                                                                                   Ilene Hall

Grende Abby                                                            Casey Jennifer                                                     
Abby Grende, MOTR/L                                                                    Jennifer Casey, PT   

Teresa Koppang

Teresa Koppang                                                       


Brooke Lovgren - Brooke is our birth to 3 specialist and our ECEAP teacher. This is her third year in the Dayton
School District and her seventh year as a special education teacher. To contact Brooke please call the elementary
office at 509-382-2507 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Jody Overby - Jody is our secondary special education teacher. This is her fourth year with the Dayton School District.
Jody previously taught in the Walla Walla School District. Mrs. Overby is also our senior class advisor. To contact Jody
please call the MS/HS office at 509-382-4775 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ilene Hall - Ilene is a para professional in our Birth to Three program. Ilene has been with the District for 17 years. She has worked with a variety of ages in the special education department. She is a Dayton native and lives with her husband Marty. They have three adult children and two grandchildren. She enjoys working with the kids in the classroom and helping the staff at Dayton! Ilene enjoys spending time with her family and helping on the farm.

Casey Acevedo - Casey is a para professional in our special education department. Casey has worked as a para educator with
the Dayton School District since 2003. This is Casey's 9th year in special education. Casey loves working with children and looks
forward to each and every school year!

Sara Fortier - Sara is a para professional in our special education department. Sara has worked in the District for approximately
six years. She lives on a small farm with her husband and three children. Sara enjoys crafting and reading in her spare time.

Shannon Griffen - Shannon is a para professional in our special education department. Shannon was born and raised in Dayton
and has worked for the ESD 112 for four years as a para educator. She has four children ranging in age from a teenager to a toddler.

Darby Souza - Darby is a para professional in our special education department. Darby has been a Dayton resident since 1984 and has
attended Dayton Elementary, Jr. High and High School. Darby worked in the medical field in Seattle before returning to Dayton. This
is Darby's third year with the ESD 112/Dayton School District.

Michelle Swan - Michelle is a para professional in our special education department and works with middle and high school students.
Michelle is actively involved in the high school and is the pep club advisor as well as the president of the Dayton Booster Club. This is
Michelle's second year as a para educator with the ESD 112/Dayton School District.

Abby Grende, MOTR/L - Abby graduated from the University of Mary in Bismarck ND with a Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has been in clinical practice for 5 years in a combination of adults and pediatrics. She currently works in inpatient adult, nursing home, outpatient adult and pediatrics and in the schools. She enjoys hunting, camping, reading, sewing and spending time with family. She lives in Waitsburg with her husband and two children.

Teresa Koppang - Teresa is a speech/language pathologist that is here working for the Dayton district all the way from Eagan, Minnesota.  She has 12 years of experience as a middle and upper elementary school teacher prior to receiving her Masters of Science in Communication Disorders at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. She has worked in several districts as a contract therapist as well as positions as clinical therapist and providing service in the hospital setting for in-patient and out-patient theapy services.  She enjoys working with children and motivating them to participate with others in all environments for the love of life.  To contact her please call 952-240-0551 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.