• Special Education Office
    19676 Hwy 314
    Belen, NM 87002
    (505) 966-1860

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    It is the goal of Belen Schools to give every student the opportunity to develop his/her potential to the highest degree possible.  It is the mission of the Belen School Special Education Department to facilitate the identification and delivery of services to children who have a recognized idea (Individuals With Disabilities Education Act) disability.  Our mission is to deliver these students "a free and appropriate education in their least restrictive environment."

    Our primary purpose is to maximize the identified child's learning experience by providing accommodations and support that help the student gain access to the general education curriculum or to gain life skills that will optimize the student's independent living.

    Our Child Find activities extend our identification of children in need of special services from birth to age 21.  We have preschool programs for 3 and 4 year old children in need of special services.  Our Child Find program offers screening for services during the months: September, October, November, January, February, April and May.  If you would like more information about any of our programs, please call 966-1860 and we will be happy to assist in any way we can. 


Department Files

  • Child Find Brochure
    The Child Find brochure contains dates to schedule Child Find Screenings for children ages 5 and under.

Department Contacts

  • Bernadine Baca - SpEd Specialist II

    Business:  505-966-1862
         Email:  bacab@beleneagles.org

    Zanderia Paden - Secretary
    Business:  505-966-1863
         Email:  padenz@beleneagles.org