Special EducationDepartment Head Teacher:
Murrieta Valley High School currently houses numerous Special Education Programs to meet the needs of all of its students. These programs include Resource (RSP), Special Day Class, and the newly acquired Severely Handicapped Class. In addition to these programs, Designated Instructional Services are available for Speech and Language (on-site therapist), Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Vision Impairments, Adaptive PE and Counseling (with an on-site Psychologist).
To qualify for Special Education Services, a parent, teacher and counselor must meet to discuss the student’s current progress in his or her classes. A referral to the Psychologist for an assessment must be written and signed. The Psychologist and school have 60 days to evaluate the student to determine his or her strengths and weaknesses and if he or she will qualify under designated eligibilities according to Federal Law. At that time, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting will be held to discuss the results of the assessments. The IEP team, which includes the Psychologist, Special Education Teacher, Administrator, student and most importantly the Parent, will decide if the student will receive services and the type of services to be received.The following courses are samples of what is available for the students at various levels:Study Skills, Read 180, English, Math, CAHSEE Math, TPP (Transition Partnership Program), History, and Science
Contact Personnel:Special Education Program Specialist – James Schneider (District Office)Special Education Administrator – Stephen DiephouseSchool Psychologist – Karen MobleySpeech Therapist – Garrett SadowskiMVHS Department Teachers:MVHS Department Classroom and One on One Aides:Rusty AndersonClassroom AideDiane Arballo1-1 AideSusan AxelrodEd Job DevCarol BaderHard of Hearing TherapistGenevieve BarrowClassroom AideLinda BowlerClassroom AideMicheal CountsClassroom AideEcho Davenport1-1 AideAmy Davis1-1 AideDiane (Dee Dee) DennisClassroom AideCathy Davidson1-1 AideAndrea Genevay1-1 AideNancy Goveia1-1 AideRobin HarrodClassroom AideCathy KirsteinClassroom AideTama KokeClassroom AideClassroom AideHeidi McDonaldClassroom AideTracy McDonaldClassroom AideManuel (Manny) Murillo1-1 AideTamala (Tammy) OgleClassroom AideAmy Orr1-1 AideTammy PearceClassroom AideBruce RobinsonClassroom AideAngel Selvaggio1-1 AideSydney SonodaClassroom AideShanete SotoClassroom AidePam StevensonClassroom Aide
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Last Modified on August 5, 2020