Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

We are families, school staff, and community members supporting the education of all students.  We advise on Poudre School District topics representing students with disabilities. 

SEAC goals:

  • Advise on District topics, ideas, and processes
  • Advise, provide input, and support for Integrated Services sponsored Parent Education Opportunities
    • Increase the knowledge for all parents of students with disabilities regarding special education processes, resources, and opportunities


2021-22 SEAC committee members: 

Members of the committee are selected annually at the beginning of each school year.  Meetings are working groups and are not open to the public.  Anticipated meeting dates are November 19, January 20, March 24, May 19. If you have ideas or public comments to share with the committee please send them to SEAC Coordinator, Heidi Graber:  hgraber@psdschools.org or 970-490-3225  and they will be presented at the next meeting.

Special Education Advisory Committee

PSD Parents

Ashley Lopatowski – Elem

Erin Camper – Elem

Darlene Prickett – Elem

Chanda Elkins – Elem

Matt Hitt – Elem

Bess Perkins – Elem

Shawna Bendeck – Elem

Kristin Dulany – MS

Tamara Keefe – MS

Aaron Green – MS

Bryan Fain – HS

Cindy Wesley – HS


Community Partners

Carisa Clinton – City of Fort Collins

Janeen Veins – Colorado State University

Amy Lencioni – Foothills Gateway

Lia Closson – La Familia


PSD School Staff

Joe Horky – Elementary Principal

Julie Chaplain – High School Principal

Jessica Peacock – Elem Significant Needs Teacher

Michael Woodruff – Transition Program Teacher

Leah Goodrich – District-wide Occupational Therapist


PSD Admin Support

Sarah Belleau – Central Office

Nicholas Smosna – Central Office

                                                                              Heidi Graber – Central Office


Meeting agendas:

May 19, 2022                        Action Letter

March 24, 2022                     Action Letter

January 20, 2022                  Action Letter

November 18, 2021              Action Letter

May 13, 2021                        Action Letter

March 11, 2021                     To Be Continued

January 14, 2021                  Action Letter

November 5, 2020                Action Letter

March 26, 2020                     Cancelled

February 20, 2020 

December 5, 2019                 Action Letter

October 24, 2019                   Action Letter


 For more information about SEAC, contact the Parent Liaison at 970-490-3225.