Welcome to Special Education!

Phone: 208-772-5364


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Kelly Osler

Hello! My name is Kelly Osler and I am the Special Education Teacher here at Dalton Elementary for grades K-5.  This school year will be my 5th year at Dalton and my 10th year as a Special Educator. I am a Helena, Montana native but have lived in Coeur d' Alene for the past 16 years.  My husband Tavis and I have been married for 16 years and we have two amazing kids, AJ (11) and Shaylee (8).  AJ is a Canfield Cougar and Shaylee is also a Dalton Dragon.  As a family, we enjoy hiking, biking, camping, skiing, and all things outdoors!

The focus of our Special Education program at Dalton is to provide a strong, indidualized education for each of our exceptional learners.  We have 4 amazing part time and full time paraprofessionals who asist me in creating and implementing individualized programs for each of our students.  We believe in the potential of every child and embrace the opportunity to be a part of their school journey. 

We call our awesome, happy, and joyful classroom the "Learning Lab."  We strive to truly make it a "happy place" for our learners where they feel safe, valued, and are able to learn and grow to the best of their abilities.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call me at school and I will get back to you as soon as possible.  

2020-2021 is going to be a wonderful year for our Dalton Dragons!


Parents - Our Learning Lab students work so hard throughout the day.  We have found that with healthy, nutritious snacks available, our students' brains and bodies are more ready to learn and grow.  With that being said, we go through a lot of snacks in room 101! We are always extremely grateful for donations of snacks such as string cheese, yogurt tubes, fresh fruit and veggies, gold fish, graham crackers, fruit leather, granola bars, pretzels, etc. Thank you for considering donating snacks to our classroom!  

As you know, school can be a very germy place! In addition to donations of snacks for our Learning Lab students, we will also gratefully accept donations of Lysol or Chlorox wipes to keep the germs to a minimum and keep our kiddos healthy.  Thank you! 


Kelly Osler