Mission Statement

  • Welcome to the Student Support Services section of the Gresham-Barlow School District website. 

    EQUITY, ACCESS, and OUTCOMES. The Student Support Services Department mission is to constantly strive for improvements in equity, access, and outcomes for all students. We believe we can do this by providing exemplary services along a continuum designed to meet the individual needs of each and every student with special needs. Accomplishing this goal requires building the strongest teams possible at both the school and district levels. We choose to do this because we value our staff, students and their families.


  • Dear families, 


    I would like to welcome you and your children back to school this fall. Myself and the leadership team here at Student Support Services are excited to think about the new opportunities this year will bring. We have spent this week with new teachers in various trainings, and will get a chance to welcome back veteran teachers next week. The energy and excitement we have felt in planning for your student/s has been reinvigorating. It looks like we will be starting the year in a more typical fashion, which feels like we’re getting back to a more normal start of the year. 


    We had a successful summer program and want to thank you for supporting your children and our teachers in making it great. We also want to give a special shout out to the teachers and all the staff who put in all the extra time and planning needed. We will be offering one more year of recovery services this year. Your child’s case manager will partner with you at your annual IEP meeting regarding these services. The IEP teams will be making data based decisions regarding qualification for recovery services. 


    Every child is important to me and the rest of the team at Gresham Barlow. Our desire is to partner with you to help meet the needs of your child. We encourage and welcome you to reach out to us at any time if you have questions or concerns. 

    Thank you and be well,


    Donna Ravenberg

    Director of Special Education

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  • Executive Director of Student Support Services

    Michele Cook
    (503) 261-4650

    Director of Special Education Services: Specialized Nursing Services, Feeding Team, Blended Learning Program, Early Childhood Program, Charter Schools, Individualized Education Plan Specialist Team, Synergy SE

    Donna Ravenberg
    (503) 261-4650

    Program Director:  Structured Skills Center, Adult Living Program

    Susan Dalen
    (503) 261-4650

    Program Director: Sam Barlow High School and K-8 feeder schools, Speech Language Pathologists, Assessment and Evaluation Team, 504 officer

    Cody Gion
    (503) 261-4650

    Program Director: Gresham High School and K-8 feeder schools, Related Services, Behavior Social Team, Extended School Year 

    John Gordon
    (503) 261-4650

    Office Manager

    Linda Kue
    (503) 261-4650

    Administrative Secretary

    Laurie Lindsey
    (503) 261-4650

    Administrative Secretary/Records

    Christine Barberis
    (503) 261-4650