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Exceptional Learner Program



Our mission at WVCS is to equip students to discover and develop their God given gifts and talents to live a life of service for Christ. Acknowledging that God is the creator and giver of all gifts, and that he has created us with differing gifts, talents, academic abilities and modes of learning, we strive to deliver a specialized education for each individual student.
Mrs. Shari Gray our ELP Coordinator, works in partnership with parents to meet the academic needs of Exceptional Learners through one on one and small group supports. In 2017-18, we will be expanding the program by adding a Speech & Language Therapist. We will also be opening the doors to our new resource room, where students will go for specially designed instruction.
Tuition for students who enroll through this program is adjusted based on the amount of instructional support that is required for success. Prospective families with an exceptional learner are encouraged to contact Mrs. Gray to determine if WVCS is the right fit for your student.

Mrs. Shari Gray M.Ed.
Exceptional Learner Coordinator
623-234-2100 ext. 403


Mrs. Gray retired from the United States Air Force in 1999 and God led her into her current teaching career after that. As a Special Educator and Reading Specialist, she began teaching in Washington State, but moved to Arizona in 2010. She attended Arizona State University for a degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Autism Spectrum Disorders, graduating in 2014 with an M.Ed. Mrs. Gray joined our staff for school year 2016-17 as the Exceptional Learner Coordinator.


Speech Pathologist Jovia Dossou, M.S., CCC-SLP has a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology. She is also an Arizona State-Licensed Speech Language Pathologist.  After 11 years of experience working with children in the public school setting, she decided to go into business on her own. She is certified with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and trained to provide Prompt Therapy, a specialized program specifically designed to provide external manual cues to assist with increasing the client’s pronunciation of sounds in words. Jovia also attends trainings that teach Social Thinking Principles that provide a framework, strategies, and products to teach social problem solving and social skills across settings.


Speech Pathologist Jovia Dossou, M.S., CCC-SLP
Family Focus Speech Therapy is located on 401 West Van Buren Street Suite C Avondale AZ 85323.
Phone number: 623-505-6307