Special Education

Welcome to the Special Education Department

  Get to know our staff:


Shelby Carranza-Learning Specialist; Kindergarten, 4th and 5th grades.  

 My name is Shelby Carranza and I am one of the Learning Specialists here at South Lakewood Elementary. This year I will be supporting your child in growing, learning, as well as facilitating the IEP process. This is my second school year at South Lakewood. Last year many of you knew me as Ms. Gregor, however in April, I married my husband Victor and will now go by my new last name.  I graduated from the Special Education program with my Bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver. I am very excited to learn about our students this year and help them grow. My main goals are to help students be successful, support them in achieving their goals, and love learning!
Shelby can be reached by email at  


Amy Gilbert- Learning Specialist; 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 6th grades.

 Hello!! I’m Amy Gilbert, and this will be my first year teaching here at South Lakewood Elementary. I have 6 years experience in Education.  I graduated from the Special Education program with my Bachelor's from Metro State University.  I am excited to work with our students and get to know the community here at SLE. I enjoy working both inside the classrooms and in small groups to support each student achieve their goals.  My family and I love traveling, camping, watching the Rockies and Broncos play and we love to be outside as much as possible.
I can be reached by email at


Avigail Rudnick, MA, CCC-SLP-Speech-Language Pathologist

Wednesday & Thursday

This is my seventh year as a school-based speech-language pathologist, and my second year at South Lakewood.  I love being a part of South Lakewood!  When I'm not at work, I enjoy exploring the great outdoors with my husband and our five daughters.  
You can reach me by email at


Lauren Walters- Occupational Therapist

Monday & Tuesday

 I am the occupational therapist at South Lakewood. This is my 4th year as a school-based OT and also my 4th year at South Lakewood. I love to travel and be outside any chance I get! I'm overly obsessed with my goldendoodle and treat her like she's a human!


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