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

Darlene Breaux is director of special populations at HCDE. Breaux is a national trainer, former principal and special services coordinator who has served 19 years in education. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Southern University and a master’s in educational management with principal certification from the University of Houston - Clear Lake, where she graduated with high honors. Her credentials include certifications in both English as a second language and special education, and she is a member of Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society. She is active in her community as board member for the Alief YMCA.