Team Collaboration is Important to New Assistant Director of Special Education

Alyse Fieldgrove posing for picture

St. Vrain Valley School District Special Education Department welcomes Alyse Fieldgrove into her new position as Assistant Director of Special Education focusing on out of district placements. 

The district is currently transitioning the Sierra School Program into a district operated model and this new district program is one of Fieldgrove’s primary focuses. “My goal is to provide leadership and guidance across our continuum of services, providing a special focus on the needs of our center based programs and our other separate school programs,” Fieldgrove said. 

After teaching in a center based Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) program in a different district for five years, Fieldgrove joined SVVSD and has been with the district seven years. She started as a behavioral specialist at Main Street School and then transitioned to the instructional coaching team as an autism specialist. 

Fieldgrove enjoys working in education because of her love for students, but she particularly enjoys the team collaboration around the students she supports. She said, “When a team comes together for collaboration around student needs, all the great aspects and components of public education really begin to shine.”

With a passion for education and learning, Fieldgrove attended the University of Wyoming for three years before transferring to University of Northern Colorado where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies. She has a Masters from Arizona State University in curriculum and design with a concentration in applied behavior analysis. Currently, she is finishing up her Educational Specialist degree in educational leadership from University of Northern Colorado.

Fieldgrove’s ability to maintain passion for education is the one thing she is most proud of. “I feel strongly that we all can continue to learn and grow and I am excited to reflect on the learning that I have been able to engage in. Not only have the learning opportunities provided new knowledge, however through these opportunities I have been able to learn from and form strong relationships with amazing teachers, staff, parents and students,” Fieldgrove shared. 

Outside of work, Fieldgrove enjoys spending time with her husband and her four young girls (8, 5, 2 year old twins). She loves watching her children participate in the activities that they love. Her oldest daughter dances on a competitive team and her middle daughter rides her horse and competes in gymnastics. Her twins love to ride horses and copy anything they see their older sisters doing. In her own free time, she too enjoys riding and loves watching Denver Broncos football.

St. Vrain Valley Schools