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Special Services Instructional Coaches

The Special Education Instructional Coaches are a part of the Mercer Island School District Instructional Coaching Team.


MISD is a place where all students achieve at their highest level because teachers collaborate with their instructional coaches in a shared commitment to maximize both student achievement and professional growth.


Within trusting partnerships coaches engage teachers in reflective practice that builds capacity for understanding and improving instructional practices for the purpose of increasing student achievement. 

Joan Papasedero M.Ed, NBCT 
Mercer Island High School

Julie Riccio M.Ed, NBCT, BCBA
Islander Middle School and The Adult Transition Program (Tuesday-Friday)

Nicki Winder M.Ed, BCBA
District Behavioral Support Team

Hilary Galland  M.Ed (2003); NBCT (2008); M.Sped. (2019); MC (2024)
Mercer Island High School