Skip to main content

Special Education Dept.

Course Descriptions Special Education Classes

Reading Essentials I (RSP) LA145R Grades 9-11 Year
This course must be taken concurrently with English I, II, or III.
Designed to help students master reading and writing through guided instruction in understanding literary and informational text, development of clear, coherent and focused essays and practice in narrative, expository, persuasive and descriptive essays.

CAHSEE Language Arts (RSP) ND909R Grades 11-12 Semester
All students in California must pass the High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in order to receive a high school diploma. This course is designed to assist RSP students who have not passed the CAHSEE Language Arts test. The course emphasizes test taking skills and concentrates on solving problems similar to those on the California High School Exit Exam. A RSP student may earn elective credit for up to two semesters if the student is in two semesters.

CAHSEE Math (RSP) ND910R Grades 11-12 Semester
All students in California must pass the High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in order to receive a high school diploma. This course is designated to assist RSP students who have not passed the CAHSEE Math test. The course emphasizes test taking skills and concentrates on solving problems similar to those on the California High School Exit Exam. A RSP student may earn math credit for only one semester and elective credit for the other semester if the student is in two semesters.

Resource Specialist Program (RSP) - Placement determined by IEP Team. Students are enrolled in special education classes less than 50% of their day. They are serviced within the regular classroom with support from the RSP teacher and aide. They may take Reading Essentials, CAHSEE Math, CAHSEE LA, Pre-Algebra, or Algebra I classes in RSP as determined by their RSP teacher.

Special Day Class (SDC) - Placement determined by IEP team. Students are enrolled in special education classes more than 50% of their day and may take all core classes within this program (English, Math, Social Studies and Science). Work Experience. 

Special Education Aides

Maria Gomez

Maria Gomez LS

Lori Jerome

Lori Jerome

Bianca Mellin

Bianca Mellin

Osbaldo Beltran

Alvarado Beltran Osbaldo LS

Tazneem Sajaad

Sajaad Tazneem SE

Claudia Espinosa

Espinoza Claudia SE

Mariana Quinones 

Mariana Quinones LS

Crystal
Lee 

Crystal Lee LS

Becky Quezada 

Becky Quezada

Sandra Moreno

Sandra Moreno

Summer Chandler

Summer Chandler

Lindsei Seabrooks

Lindsey Seabrooks

Andrea Castenada

Andrea Castenada

Kathy Cardenas

Kathy Cardenas

   

 

Special Education Staff

 

Wendy Esparza, Dept Chair

Phone:  626-815-3558

Email Mrs. Esparza

 

Pauline Espinosa

Phone: 626-815-3544

Email Ms. Espinosa

 

Todd Gahring

Phone:  626-815-3557

Email Mr. Gahring

 

Michael Hutchinson

Phone:  626-815-3526

Email Mr. Hutchinson 

 

Alicia Mejia

Phone:  626-815-3526

Email Miss Mejia 

 

Mark Rigney,

Phone:  626-815-3559

Email Mr. Rigney

 

Aaron Sandoval

Phone: 626-815-35

Email Mr. Sandoval

 

Vanessa Torres

Phone: 626-815-3590

Email Ms. Torres

 

Juliann Udeshi

Phone:  626-815-3524

Email Ms. Udeshi