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 February Family Check-In Meetings. This month, our department is pairing up with the Local Accountability and Planning (LCAP) Department to host a Stakeholder Community Engagement Activity. Please join us either on Monday, March 22nd from 6p-6:30p or Thursday, March 25th from 9a-9:30a. We look forward to seeing you there!Join Zoom MeetingMeeting ID: 814 2903 3818Passcode: 691128
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.firstname.lastname@example.orgRalph Richardson CenterHaley Balbi; SecretaryProgram SpecialistsEric Anderson: Supports Coyle Ave., Howe Ave., Schweitzer, Cambridge Heights, Churchill, Gold River, and Del Paso Manoreric.email@example.comKonstantina Caster: Supports Sierra Oaks, Rio Americano, Del Campo, Charles Peck, Oakview, and Edisonkonstantina.firstname.lastname@example.orgLaura Davis: Supports Arlington Heights, Barrett, Legette, Skycrest, Trajan, Carmichael, Del Dayo, and Pershingladavis@sanjuan.eduLynne Koerner: Supports Carnegie, Greek Oaks, Pasteur, Casa Roble, Ottoman, Non-Public Schools, and Orangevale OpenLKoerner@sanjuan.eduWendy Rodriguez: Supports Encina, Mariemont, Cameron Ranch, Dewey, Greer, Bella Vista, Thomas Kelly, and Whitneywlane@sanjuan.eduKamari Guinn: Supports, Cowan, Mission, Deterding, Kingswood, Lichen, Arcade, Grand Oaks, Mariposa, and San Juan High Schoolkamari.email@example.comJennifer Nelson: Supports all preschool programs, Dyer Kelly and Starr Kingjennifer.firstname.lastname@example.orgKim Patalingjug: Supports Carriage, El Camino, and Non-Public Schoolskim.email@example.comMelvin Yee: Supports Sylvan, Mesa Verde, Mira Loma, Cottage, Twin Lakes, Woodside, 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