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Special Education Teachers

Meet Our Special Education Teachers!

Melinda Killen

My name is Lindi Killen and I have been a Special Education Teacher for over 20 years. I've taught grades Pre-k-8th. I have two children who have gone through PUSD schools and are now in High School. I love what I do and am grateful to be doing it at Willard Elementary School with such a wonderful support team.



Debra Holland

My name is Debra Holland. I have been teaching over twenty-five years in PUSD. My entire teaching career has been dedicated to Special Education. Up till now, I have taught grades pre-kindergarten through high school. Once again, I am looking forward to an exciting school year filled with parent collaboration and student growth and success.



Joseph Hughes

My name is Joe Hughes and I teach 2nd-5th grade special education in Room 3 here at Willard. I have been a teacher at Willard since 2015. I have two children who have attended Willard since kindergarten and are now in middle and high school. I feel privileged to be able to continue to be a part of the Willard community and work with my students and their guardians to achieve their academic and social goals. 



Christina Reyes

My name is Christina Reyes and this is my 2nd year with Willard Elementary as a 2nd-5th grade special education teacher. I have substituted and taught for the past 8 and a half years. I have worked with students from pre-school all the way up to adult transition so I have a lot of experience working with varying age levels. I am thankful and happy to begin this 2023-2024 school year with your child! My goal is to collaborate with all of my families in order to best support the growth and development of all of my students. I, along with my staff, strive to foster a learning environment that is filled with encouragement, support, and flexibility.

To learn more about Ms. Christina's classroom, click here.