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Torrey Pines High School

A Proud Member of the San Dieguito Union High School District
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Special Education

Department Members: 
Abigail Bacharach - Educational Specialist
Mary Courtney - Vocational Developer
Kelly Dunn - Assistive Technology
Nicole Edgett - Program Supervisor
Justin Fields - Educational Specialist
Alex Golland - Educational Specialist
Katie Grubert - Educational Specialist
Sonna Johns - Educational Specialist
Joy Kummerle - Adaptive Physical Education
Mary Jeanette Lindebak - Modified Academic Program
Francisco Lona - Educational Specialist
Scott Morton - Educational Specialist
Chung Munoz-Careaga - Educational Specialist
Danielle Murphy - Educational Specialist
Sue Sporl - Educational Specialist / Modified Academic Program
Kathryn Twyman - Educational Specialist
Ryland Wickman - Educational Specialist / Modified Academic Program
Greg Williams - Educational Specialist
Ashley Young - Speech-Language Therapist
What is Special Education? 
Students who meet the criteria for Special Education services as defined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the California Education Code are placed on an Individual Education Plan (IEP). This plan outlines the academic goals the student is trying to achieve and the support services the school has put in place to assist the student in reaching these goals. Additionally, each student on an IEP is assigned a case manager who oversees this IEP and makes sure the student's needs are being met.
In order to meet the IDEA regulations and California Education codes, Torrey Pines High School offers a variety of special education services to support students with a documented disability who are eligible for an Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Key links to help understand our Special Education program and find additional resources for support:
North Coastal Consortium for Special Education - On this page, you will find information for parents and family members of children who receive or who may be eligible for special education services within the 14 school districts that comprise the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE).  It is designed to connect you to useful resources, help you understand special education services, and resolve concerns or questions you may have about those services.