Exceptional Student Services

  • Address
    MUSD Early Learning and Resource Center
    7651 N Oldfather Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85741

    Hours of Operation
    Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

    Phone (ESS & PAL): (520) 682-4782
    FAX: (520) 579-4909

    Director: Sarah Clem, M.Ed - Email
    Associate Director: Sarah Kacer, M.Ed - Email
    Heather Fordyce - Email
    Associate Director of PAL: Sarah Whaley, M. ED - Email
    Facilitator: Angela Clarke, M. ED - Email   
    Inclusion Facilitator: Stephanie Lopez, M. ED - Email    
    Inclusion Facilitator: Stacy Bansback, M. ED - Email    
    PAL Clerk: Gloria Petrolewcz - (520) 682-4815  - Email

    Program Inspire
    Secondary Inspire – 520-682-4782
    Elementary Inspire – 520-682-4782
    DeGrazia Elementary Campus

    Program ABLE
    Secondary ABLE – ELRC Campus 520-682-4782
    Elementary ABLE – Ironwood Elementary Campus 520-682-4782

  • Young boy developing motor skills The goal of the MUSD Exceptional Student Services Department is to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for all students with disabilities. Our district offers a continuum of service options for students between the ages of 3 and 21. 

    Services are delivered in the student’s least restrictive environment, at no cost to the family, based on needs determined by the Individual Education Plan (IEP)


    Students with disabilities are children who have been evaluated as having: 

    • Autism (A)
    • Emotional Disability (ED)
    • Developmental Delay (DD)
    • Hearing Impairments (HI)
    • Other Health Impairments (OHI)
    • Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
    • Intellectual Disability 
    • Multiple Disabilities (MD)
    • Orthopedic Impairment (OI)
    • Preschool Moderate Delay (PMD)
    • Preschool Severe Delay (PSD)
    • Preschool Speech/Language Delay (PLS)
    • Speech/Language Impairment (SLI)
    • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
    • Visual Impairment (VI) 

    For explanations of each of these disabilities please refer to the Eligibility Definitions page.