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Division of Special Education: Our Mission Statement

 "The mission of the Division of Special Education is to provide leadership, guidance, and support to the school community in order to maximize learning for all students within an inclusive environment so that each student will contribute to and benefit from our diverse society."

Special Education


The Special Education Process

The Special Education process determines whether or not your child is eligible for special education services and if so, what Special Education services are most appropriate for your child.

There are four (4) basic steps in the special education process:

1. Referral for Assessment

2. Assessment

3. Development and Implementation of an Individualized Education Program (IEP)

4. IEP Review

Click HERE for more detailed information on the Special Education Process.

Special Education Staff

Cecilia Riquelme, Assistant Principal, E.I.S.

Kimberly Morris, Resource Specialist Teacher

Patricia McCormack, Resource Specialist Teacher

Brenda Moreno, PAL Teacher

Lyndsey Bonomolo, PAL Teacher

Kiersten Cluster, PAL Teacher

Shannon Nail, PAL Teacher

Samuel Campos, PAL Teacher

Katherine Penders, Special Ed Teacher Grades K-2

Elsy Torres, Special Ed Teacher Grades 3-5

Kathryn Oster, School Psychologist 

Language and Speech

Occupational Therapy


Parent Resources

LAUSD Special Education Service Call Center:

  (213) 241-6701

North Los Angeles County Regional Center

LAUSD Division of Special Education