Special Education


Available special education training topics include (but are not limited to):

  • ARD committee training
  • Response to intervention
  • Differentiated behavior management
  • Co-teaching
  • Modifying and differentiating the curriculum
  • Asperger syndrome and high functioning autism
  • Special education certification preparation


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Contact Us
Brenda Arteaga, Director of Special Populations
Phone: 713-696-1315
Email: barteaga@hcde-texas.org

Brenda Arteaga is the curriculum director for special populations at HCDE. Arteaga is a 24-year veteran educator who most recently served as superintendent of schools and assistant superintendent for academics and operations at Southwest Schools in Houston. She holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Houston Central with specialties in interdisciplinary studies and an emphasis in reading and Spanish. She also holds certifications in bilingual/ESL and self-contained classrooms. She gained her master’s degree from St. Thomas University and a doctorate in professional learning from University of Houston.