Special Education and Student Support


Jennifer Romero, M.Ed.

Amelia Graser

Catherine Rooney

Chantel Albert, Ed.S, NCSP

Elizabeth Jordan, OTR/L

Moderate Needs Teacher

SSN (Significant Support Needs) Teacher

Speech-Language Pathologist

School Psychologist

Occupational Therapist

 Student Support


Jennifer Miller

Merry Collitt

Reading Interventionist

School Nurse Consultant


Introduction from Teachers

Greetings parents!

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! We are thrilled to introduce you to the Special Education Team at Buffalo Ridge. We are looking forward to a productive year filled with excitement, exploration and learning! 

Moderate Needs Special Education TeacherJennifer Romero, M.Ed. 

Hi, I’m Jennifer Romero and I am one of the mild-moderate learning specialists at Buffalo Ridge Elementary. I am extremely passionate about what I do and have worked in education for over twenty years. This is my 12th year in Douglas county and my 10th year at Buffalo Ridge. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to teach many different grades and ages. My belief in developing meaningful relationships is very important to me. I feel this is the best way to support the needs of my students and families. More than anything, I want my students to feel valued, supported, and challenged. 
A little more about me... I was born and raised in California and have been married for 23 years. We have four amazing kids!
In addition to teaching, I enjoy reading, movies, skiing, traveling and spending time with my family. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. My Master’s degree is in Special Education, with endorsements in Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education Generalist, Elementary Education, and a Graduate Certificate in Literacy. I believe communication is essential to your student’s success. Please feel free to contact me with any comments, concerns, or questions you may have. I look forward to another great year at Buffalo Ridge! Email is the best way to reach me during the day.

You can reach me at: 
[email protected]

Welcome Back from Mrs. Romero!

Significant Support Needs teacher (SSN), Amelia Graser

I have been working with students for more than 20 years in Special Education. I grew up and went to school in California and moved to Colorado in 2001.  I am married and have two sons. I want the very best for your child! I love teaching and believe in lifelong learning. I will be at BRE Monday-Friday.
ou can reach me at: [email protected]

Speech-Language Pathologist, 
Catherine Rooney

School Psychologist, Chantel Albert, Ed.S, NCSP

I have worked as a school psychologist in a large urban school district and have experience as a community-based children’s mental health case manager. In my free time I enjoy traveling and spending time being active. I am at BRE on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

You can reach me at: [email protected]

Occupational Therapist, 
Elizabeth Jordan

I have been an occupational therapist for more than 20 years in multiple settings. I grew up in Seattle and have lived in Colorado for 18 years. I have three amazing kids of my own, 2 daughters and a son. I've worked in Douglas County School District for 7 years. I am excited to work with your children for their occupational therapy needs! I am at Buffalo Ridge Elementary on Tuesday mornings and all day Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

You can reach me at: [email protected]