Family Check-In Meetings
Special Education to host monthly Virtual Discussion between Families, Administration, and Staff
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Family Check-In Meetings in August. Our next meeting will be Monday, September 27th from 6p-6:30p followed by our morning offering on Thursday, September 30th from 9a-9:30a. We look forward to seeing you there!
Special Education Department
The San Juan Unified School District is a single-district Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). As such, we write and implement our own local plan and we are responsible for our own policies, procedures, and programs. We serve over 4,700 students in a variety of programs from infancy through age twenty-two. We employ over 280 special education teachers and specialists and over 290 instructional assistants and classified staff. Special education programs and services are provided at each of our 80 schools in the District.
San Juan provides a rich professional learning environment. We invest in training teachers and building teams of experts. Our approach has been to cultivate experts and implement model programs.
San Juan teaching staff have access to all training and materials available to any other teacher at any site. Special education teachers are included and valued as members of the teaching/learning community. For specialized teachers and students, San Juan maintains a rich Instructional Media Center - a library of special education materials reserved for special education staff. Materials are reviewed, selected, and purchased by teacher committees.
San Juan school principals receive training in special education. In addition, the District employs 9 program specialists, two program administrators, three assistant directors, and one special education director to coordinate the program. Our District and our staff are truly collaborative.
San Juan maintains traditional Special Day Class and Resource Specialist programs. In addition, San Juan has cultivated preschool centers, inclusion sites, and specialized cluster programs to serve students with low-incidence disabilities.
Our Human Resources department works with applicants to resolve questions concerning out-of-state credentials, NCLB compliance, and intern credentials. Our work year, salary and benefits are all comparable.
Department Contact Information
Special Education Field Office
4825 Kenneth Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608
Phone: (916) 971-7525Vanessa Adolphson; Directorvadolphson@sanjuan.eduVanessa Vazquez; Admin. Asst.Jessica Lauder; Assistant Directorjlauder@sanjuan.eduRobert Morgan; Assistant Director/ Program Administratorrobert.email@example.comRalph Richardson CenterBrian Smith; SecretaryShakira Durham; Assistant Directorshakira.firstname.lastname@example.orgProgram SpecialistsEric Anderson: Supports Cambridge Heights, Coyle, Grand Oaks, Howe, Northridge, San Juan High, Whitney, Churchill, and Woodsideeric.email@example.comGenesis Bell: Supports Mira Loma, Sierra Oaks, Charles Peck, Cameron Ranch, Dewey, Thomas Kelly, Del Paso Manor, and Pasadenagenesis.firstname.lastname@example.orgKerri Asbury: Supports Bella Vista, Green Oaks, Twin Lakes, Pershing, Trajan, Carmichael, and LeGettekerri.email@example.comMayleen Malone: Supports Sylvan, Mesa Verde, Greer, Encina, Katherine Johnson, and Cottagemayleen.firstname.lastname@example.orgStacy Ahrens: Supports Rio, Arden, Arcade, El Camino, Starr King, Gold River, Del Dayo, and NPSsahrens@sanjuan.eduKamari Guinn: Supports Cowan, Mission, Deterding, Kingswood, Lichen, Mariposa, Schweitzer, Barrett, and Edisonkamari.email@example.comJennifer Nelson: Supports all preschool programs, Dyer Kelly and Arlingtonjennifer.firstname.lastname@example.orgKim Patalingjug: Supports Carriage, Mariemont, Will Rogers, Skycrest, and Del Campokim.email@example.comLynne Koerner: Supports Carnegie, Pasteur, Casa Roble, Orangevale Open, Ottoman, Oakview, and NPSlkoerner@sanjuan.eduProgram AdministratorsDayle Cantrall; Program Administratordcantrall@sanjuan.eduLaurel Ruff CenterLeAnn Thiele; SecretarySunny Lofton; Program Administratorsunny.firstname.lastname@example.orgLa Vista CenterConny Nelson; SecretaryFor Special Education records, please send requests to Bianca ReesePhone: (916)971-7525