Exceptional Student Services

Sean Patterson - Social-Emotional Learning Coordinator

Mr. Patterson has been in APS for the last 5 years and has been working with children on their social and emotional learning for the last 12 years. He earned both his Bachelor's degree and his Master's degree from the University of Denver. In his free time he enjoys traveling the world, cooking, reading, and spending time with his family and friends.


Wendi VandeRiet - Speech Pathologist

This is my 20th year in the Aurora Public schools and my 29th year as a Speech-Language Pathologist. I love my job! My students and families inspire me everyday. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family, taking really long walks, and reading.

Monette Day - Cross-Categorical Teacher

Ms. Day joined the Sable community a little over two years ago and is excited about a third year working with students and families at Sable. She received her Bachelor's degree from Colorado State University (CSU-Pueblo) and her Master's degree from University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Ms. Day has been teaching for over 20 years in both elementary and middle school settings. When she is not working with students at school, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Allyson Castelli - Cross Categorical Teacher

Michelle Melvin - Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Mrs. Melvin is currently in her 26th year of teaching and 21st year in APS. She got her Bachelor's degree in Elem Ed from the University of Northern Colorado and her Master's degree in Deaf Education from the University of Arizona, in Tucson. She lives with her husband and oldest son while he finishes his degree in welding. She just moved her youngest son to college in CA. When she is not teaching she enjoys reading, going to the mountains, and gardening.

Molly McDonald - Audiologist

Mrs. McDonald is currently in her 8th year with APS. She got her Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences and Elementary Education from the Seattle Pacific University and her Doctorate of Audiology degree from the University of Colorado, in Boulder. She lives with her husband and young son. She enjoys being outdoors, reading, cooking and traveling.