Special Education Family Newsletter
This month we celebrate our teachers and classified staff members
We are saying 'thank you’ this week, and throughout the year, to the extraordinary educators who have worked tirelessly with students and families to keep things moving forward, despite such an unpredictable year.
Classified Employee Week: May 15-21
From our Instructional Assistants to the bus drivers, data technicians, community liaisons and our district interpreters, these employees are the dedicated workers who play key roles in creating a school environment that contributes to the whole child by promoting student achievement. The Special Education Department proudly recognizes our classified staff.
Welcome to our new hires
Wendy Conlee, Instructional Assistant II - LH/CH/RSP, Lake Elementary
Vanessa Esparza, Instructional Assistant - Behavioral Intervention, Monte Vista
Sinnia Cordova, Special Education Assistant IV - SH/PH, Alamosa Park Elementary
Asher Lutz, Educationally Related Mental Health Services Social Worker
Workshops and Events for Families:
North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE) Resources
California Autism Professional Training and Information Network, (CAPTAIN):
North Coastal Consortium for Special Education SELPA is proud to partner with the California Autism Professional Training and Information Network, (CAPTAIN ) by promoting the use of evidence- based practices for students with Autism.
CAPTAIN is part of the California Department of Education Statewide System of Support in collaboration with Marin County SELPA
Interested in working in VUSD?
Vista Unified continues to look for dependable people that are excited about working with our students. Vista has a need for both permanent and substitute employees! We can get you working immediately! Come work with a district that is making a difference in the lives of children!
For more information, click below:
Special Education Supervisor Site List
Special Education Department
Nereida Gutierrez, Director, Special Education, firstname.lastname@example.org
Steffanie Rupp, Coordinator, Special Education, email@example.com
Chris Altona, Principal, Vista Adult Transition, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Schmidt, Principal, California Avenue School, email@example.com
Katherine Abraham, Program Supervisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Zachry, Program Supervisor, email@example.com
Jennifer Gruman, Program Supervisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kursten Carlson, Program Supervisor, email@example.com
Jean Potter, Administrative Secretary, Special Education, firstname.lastname@example.org
Araceli Sanchez, Community Liaison, Special Education, email@example.com
Doris Cruz, Community Liaison, Special Education, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Education Department: email@example.com