The Special Education Department at Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts is dedicated in helping students progress on their IEP goals, whether it be in reading, writing, math, organizational, social or study skills. Positive outcomes foster success and continued progress toward graduation. The Special Education Department works in unison with the academic and academy departments to ensure a dynamic and fully connected support system for our students.

Ms. Lori Nelson, Special Education Director

Ms. Lori Nelson is the Special Education Director at Pioneer School for the Performing Arts.  She is a graduate of the University of Utah and Utah State University with degrees in Psychology, Special Education, Behavioral Analysis and Administration.  Ms. Nelson enjoys leisure time in the mountains of our great State, reading, and spending time with family.  This is her 30th year of working in the Special Education departments across Utah and she still enjoys every minute of her day with students ready for success!