Welcome to Special Education

Assistant Special Education Director: Kimberly Shipp
360.473.1043 (fax)

Welcome Assistant Director of Special Education 

Kimberly Shipp joined the Bremerton School District in July, 2015.  Prior to joining the Bremerton team, she  held the position of the Director of Support Services in the Greenfield Union School District.  She has an extensive background in special education, supervision of certificated and classified staff, budget development and monitoring, 504 and McKinney-Vento.  Her background includes holding positions of Program Specialist, School Readiness Coordinator and Infant Specialist.

Special Education Records Scheduled To Be Purged 

The Bremerton School District will be purging special education records from individuals who received special education services whose birthdates fall between 1980 and 1987.  Special education records are those records related to identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education services. These records are kept separate from the students cumulative records. 


If you are interested in obtaining these records prior to them being destroyed at the end of December 2015, please contact Wendy Merrill at 360-473-1008.  Once records are confirmed as being available, the request will take up to 48 hours for processing.

Welcome to Special Education 
Our district programs are specifically designed to meet the instructional needs of students ages birth to 21, who have learning and/or other disabling conditions. We look forward to helping your child achieve.

Our Model for Achievement
All Bremerton schools, grades K-12, follow an inclusion model for teaching students with special needs. This model helps students learn in traditional classroom settings, surrounded by their peers. Each school has an inclusion classroom which provides additional support. Every effort is also made to keep students at their home school.

By recognizing each child's differences, we can provide the instruction and support services needed to help make sure that every child achieves. To assist with this, we provide Occupational Therapy (OT), Speech Language Pathology (SLP), Physical Therapy (PT) and Psychological Services at every school.

Bremerton High School offers a strong transitional work experience program to help special needs students develop skills needed to find employment after graduation.

Our staff is committed to helping these students have a positive experience in school. Our Selective Swim program and annual trip to Corey's Day on the Farm are designed to enrich student learning

Please contact us if you need additional help or to find out more about the services we offer.
Last Modified on August 6, 2015