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 December Family Check-In Meetings. Our morning meeting takes place on the last Thursday of each month from 9-9:30a, and the evening meeting is the last Monday of each month from 6-6:30p. Please click on the corresponding days on the calendar on the right-hand side of this page for the Zoom links. Just a reminder effective August 28, 2020, meetings with students requires authentication. Students (and families) who used Zoom last year have until the 28th to be sure that they “switch” to our San Juan Zoom license so that they will not be locked out of the Zoom live sessions. Support for teachers to turn on authentication for meetings with students on or after August 28 and support for learners and families to switch to the San Juan Zoom license is included in the Distance Learning Hub and also on the "Using Zoom for Live Interactions" and “Zoom Settings” documents. Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting!Join Zoom MeetingMeeting ID: 863 9628 1939Passcode: 489999One tap mobile+16699009128,,86396281939#,,,,,,0#,,489999# US (San Jose)+16692192599,,86396281939#,,,,,,0#,,489999# US (San Jose)
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.eduAdara Gunn; Admin. Asst.916-971-7953Jessica Lauder; Assistant Directorjlauder@sanjuan.eduStacy Ahrens; Interim Assistant Directorsahrens@sanjuan.eduJoann Day; Interim Assistant Director/Program Administratorjoann.email@example.comRalph Richardson CenterHaley Balbi; SecretaryProgram SpecialistsEric Anderson: Supports Pasadena, Coyle Ave., Mariposa, Howe Ave., Schweitzer, Grand Oaks, Cambridge Heights, Churchill, Gold River, and Del Paso Manoreric.firstname.lastname@example.orgKonstantina Caster: Supports Sierra Oaks, Rio Americano, Del Campo, Charles Peck, Oakview, and Edisonkonstantina.email@example.comLaura Davis: Supports Arlington Heights, Barrett, Legette, Skycrest, Trajan, Carmichael, Del Dayo, and Pershingladavis@sanjuan.eduLynne Koerner: Supports Carnegie, Greek Oaks, Pasteur, Casa Roble, and Orangevale OpenLKoerner@sanjuan.eduWendy Lane: Supports Encina, Mariemont, Cameron Ranch, Dewey, Greer, Lichen, Bella Vista, Thomas Kelly, and Whitneywlane@sanjuan.edu*VACANT*: Supports SELPA Charter SchoolsJennifer Nelson: Supports all preschool programs, Dyer Kelly, Cowan, and Starr Kingjennifer.firstname.lastname@example.orgKim Patalingjug: Supports Carriage, Mission, Northridge, Deterding, Kingswood, Will Rogers, El Camino, Woodside, and Arcadekim.email@example.comMelvin Yee: Supports Sylvan, Mesa Verde, San Juan, Mira Loma, Cottage, Twin Lakes, and Ardenmelvin.firstname.lastname@example.orgProgram AdministratorsDayle Cantrall; Program Administratordcantrall@sanjuan.eduLaurel Ruff CenterLeAnn Thiele; SecretarySunny Lofton; Program Administratorsunny.email@example.comLa Vista CenterConny Nelson; SecretaryFor Special Education records, please send requests to:Phone: (916)971-7525; Option 2Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgRecords Fax: (916) 979-8580