Diane Bruening  
Dr. Diane Bruening
Executive Director of Special Education
(480) 279.7059
Fax: (480) 279.7502

Shauna Miller

Shauna Miller
Assistant Special Education Director
(480) 279.7032
Fax: (480) 279.7502


Aimee Pomonis

Aimee Pomonis
Special Education Administrative Assistant
(480) 279.7059
Fax: (480) 279.7502

Traci Carter

Traci Meyers
Compliance Records Specialist
(480) 279.7039
Fax: (480) 279.7502 

The Special Education Department of Higley Unified School District provides services to children, ages 3 - 22 with disabilities.
Special education means specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of a student with a disability.  Services will be made available to meet the needs of all students with disabilities within the responsibility of the district who have been determined to be eligible and need special education and related services in order to benefit from their educational program. We have a continuum of service delivery models to meet your child's educational needs.
For copies of all SpED records please call (480) 279.7039, fax request (480) 279.7502 or email Traci.Meyers@husd.org 
For more information, please call (480) 279.7059 or contact your child's school.

Special Education Categories for Services
Higley Unified School District provides programs and/or related services for students who are eligible under the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The areas of eligibility are:

Autism (A)
Developmental Delay (DD)
Emotional Disability (ED)
Hearing Impairment (HI)
Intellectual Disabilities (Mild or Moderate or Severe)
Multiple Disabilities (MD)
Multiple Disabilities with Severe Sensory Impairment (MDSSI)
Orthopedic Impairment (OI)
Other Health Impairment (OHI)
Preschool Severe Delay (PSD)
Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
Speech-Language Impairment (SLI)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Vision Impairment (VI)

Related Services available for students with disabilities include: (list is not all inclusive)

Assistive Technology (AT)
Audiology Services
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Orientation and Mobility (O & M)
Physical Therapy (PT)
Specialized Transportation


Pursuant to A.R.S. §41-1351 and the General Records Retention Schedule for School Districts and Charter Schools Student Records (#000-11-53) established by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (L.A.P.R.), Special Education Records (including placement records, referrals, evaluations, testing data and other related records) will be destroyed “four (4) years after fiscal year of final enrollment.”
Higley Unified School District will destroy all special education records that are older than four years as of July 2016. Before these records are destroyed, parents and/or eligible students have the right to review the records and obtain copies of any information needed. To schedule an appointment, please call Traci Meyers at 480-279-7039 prior to October 28, 2016. Destruction will take place November 1, 2016.