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San Diego County Office of Education




About Special Education

Welcome to Special Education

We are committed to the identification and service of special education students in the least restrictive environment possible. As a member of the North Coast Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE), we offer a full continuum of special education services that appropriately meet student needs. Our dedicated special education staff provides services for students with disabilities ranging from mild learning disorders to severe physical and mental handicaps. Credentialed special education teachers, speech therapists, occupational therapists, adapted physical education specialists, providers for the visually impaired and school psychologists make up our exceptional special education professionals.

Important Information About Special Education Preschool Packets

April 7, 2017:                                      LAST DAY FOR INTAKES

April 8 – August 13, 2017                  NOT accepting  preschool packets. 


August 14, 2017      First day of school for the 2017-2018 school year AND

We’ll be accepting new preschool referrals for special education assessments. 



OUSD Resource Lab

Materials Resource Lab

Providing support to teachers and staff in development of curriculum, behavioral/social supports, and collaborative workshops. The Materials Lab supports our teachers and staff in ensuring that best practices are utilized with Oceanside children throughout our district.



"The time we have with our kids will be effective and efficient, not wasting one minute, one second while we have them in our hands."

Parent Resources

What is Special Education?

Special Education is specialized instruction provided for children from birth to age 22 who qualify according to the laws and regulations outlined by the state and federal government. A student may ...more

Special Education Rights of Parents and Children

This information provides you as parents, legal guardians, persons authorized to make educational decisions, and surrogate parents of children with disabilities an overview of your educational rights ...more

Jeanne Iman
Director- Special Education
Tel: 760-966-7864
Fax: 760-439-8095

Heather Bangalan

District Coordinator

Tel:  760-966-7856

Fax: 760-757-1424
Donna Ross
Tel: 760-966-7871
Fax: 760-757-1424

LeiLoni Graham
Administrative Secretary II
Tel: 760-966-7878
Fax: 760-757-1424

Karina Jimenez
Bilingual Office Assistant
Tel: 760-966-7829
Fax: 760-757-1424

Silvia Olivas
Bilingual Office Assistant
Tel: 760-966-7883
Fax: 760-757-1424

Karina Castro
Administrative Secretary I
Tel: 760-966-7848
Fax: 760-757-1424

Carmen Vickery
Senior Clerk

SpEd Records Requests
Tel: 760-966-7827
Fax: 760-757-1424

Stacey Thomas


Tel:  760-966-4062

Fax: 760-757-1424

Program Specialists (NCCSE/Special Education)

Robin Ancona

Jerie La Roche

Common Core is changing how we do business in Special Education.

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