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Learning is Our #1 Priority

Special Education

Welcome to the Queen Creek Unified Special Education Department. In Queen Creek, Learning is our number one priority. In many cases, students with special needs may require more supports and services, and we ensure that our students are provided the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to meet the goals outlined in the District Strategic Plan. QCUSD offers a full continuum of Special Education Services. An Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team, which includes the student and parent/guardian, uses data to help determine the level and types of supports and services a student might need. 

We value our partnerships with community stakeholders, parents, and students and welcome your meaningful, insightful input.

Our goal is to provide you answers and resources to help make your experience with your child a positive one. If you ever have any questions about the services your child receives, or if you feel your child should be receiving services, please give us a call. We are always happy to help you.

Thank you making Queen Creek Unified School District your district of choice.

Steven Ray
Director of Special Education
Phone: (480) 987-5990    
Fax: (480) 987-7499

Child Find

If you know of a child residing within the Queen Creek Unified School District who is disabled, or if you suspect that a child may have a disability, regardless of the mildness or severity of the disability, and may need special education and related services, please contact our Special Services Office.

If the child is younger than three years old, please call Arizona Early Intervention Program (AZEIP) at 1 (888) 439-5609 or (602) 532-9960.

If the child is three through 21 years of age, please call (480) 987-5990. You do not need to be related to the child to refer him or her to our office.

Parent Rights and Resources

Queen Creek Unified School District is committed to providing Special Education Services to all students with disabilities. Each school site student handbook includes relevant Special Education information, including; Child Find information, Annual Notification regarding records and confidentiality, and other important information. For your convenience, a link to the AZ Department of Education Exceptional Student Services link is on the right.

Queen Creek Special Services

Emily Putnam, Special Services Administrative Assistant
Phone: (480) 987-5990
Fax: (480) 987-7499

Steven Ray, Director of Special Education
Mary Masellis, District Lead Psychologist

Destruction of Records

The Queen Creek Unified Special Education Department will be destroying student special education records for the 2012/2013 school year, (and any previous years) for any student who withdrew, graduated, or is no longer attending. We will destroy these records after August 1, 2017.  

If you or your child attended QCUSD during these school years and you would like a copy of the IEP/MET report before we destroy them, please call (480) 987-5990 by August 1, 2017, with the following information: 

  • Student name
  • Date of Birth
  • What school and/or grade attended