Special Services Department

Notre Dame’s Special Service department provides a variety of support and services; including, writing, coordinating and implementing Individualized Educational Plans (IEP) and 504 plans. Additionally, the school offers multiple sections of a Resource class that is available to students for academic, organizational and social skills support.

The department also offers tier two interventions which help support some learners through co-taught general education classes. These classes allow for small groups and individualized interventions, and evaluation and observation of students.

Special Services Staff

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Valarie Hulshof
Director of the Media Center
Reading Specialist
Contact Number:
573-335-6772 ext. 301
Title(s):
Director of the Media Center
Reading Specialist
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Additional Duties: Federal Programs Coordinator; Friends of the Library Advisor

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Concordia University, NE, Masters in Education-Reading Specialist from Concordia University, NE.

Professional Memberships: IRA (International Literacy Association), ALA (American Library Association), YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association)

2024-25: 4 years of service to Notre Dame High School

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Alex Graves ’09
Director of Special Services
Girls Basketball JV Coach
Contact Number:
573-335-6772 ext. 401
Title(s):
Director of Special Services
Girls Basketball JV Coach
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Additional Duties: Sophomore Class Coordinator

Degrees and Certification: Bachelor of Science in History from Truman State University; Master of Arts in Special Education from Truman State University

Professional Memberships: National Catholic Educational Association

Recognitions: Notre Dame Athletic Hall of Fame member (2020)

2024-25: 6 years of service to Notre Dame High School

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