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Special Education

 
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Department Members: 
 
              • Abigail Bacharach - Educational Specialist
              • Melissa Barnes - Speech-Language Therapist
              • Joy Bischke - Occupational Therapist
              • Kelly Borders - Educational Specialist
              • Mary Courtney - Vocational Developer
              • Kelly Dunn - Assistive Technology
              • Justin Fields - Educational Specialist
              • Alex Golland - Educational Specialist
              • Sarah Gonzales - Speech-Language Therapist
              • Katie Grubert - Educational Specialist
              • Joy Kummerle - Adaptive Physical Education
              • Mary Jeanette Lindebak - Modified Academic Program
              • Francisco Lona - Educational Specialist / READ 180
              • Mary Sisti - Educational Specialist
              • Sue Sporl - Educational Specialist / Modified Academic Program
              • Amelia Wilson - Educational Specialist
              • Ryland Wickman - Educational Specialist / Modified Academic Program
              • Greg Williams - Educational Specialist
 
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 to oversee the plan and make sure student's needs are being met.

 

In order to meet the IDEA regulations and California Education codes, Carmel Valley Middle School offers a variety of special education services to support students with a documented disability that are eligible for an Individual Education Plan (IEP).

 

These services include, but are not limited to:

  • Core level academic courses
  • School psychologist services
  • Speech and language pathologist services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Assistive technology
 
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, to help you understand special education services, and to resolve concerns or questions you may have about those services.