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The Special Education Department

Each student’s IEP determines the level/type of support needed.

Resources Specialist Program (RSP)

 

Students participate in the general education program. Services may include:

  • Consultations with the student’s teachers, parents and other staff
  • Study skills class
  • Participation in a Co Taught class

 

Special Day Classes (SDC)

Moderate/Severe (M/S)

A self contained classroom focusing on life and vocational skills.

 

Moderate/Severe (M/S) with Autism Focus

 

Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Students may have classes with SDC teacher and/or mainstreamed per IEP decisions. The SDC program follows the high school single subject model in which students change classes each period. Some of the mainsteamed classes will be a collaborative teaching model.

 

Designated Instruction Services (DIS)

 The purpose of these services is to allow students with disabilities eligible for Special Education to participate in their educational program to the highest extent possible.

Services include but are not limited to:<

 The purpose of these services is to allow students with disabilities eligible for Special Education to participate in their educational program to the highest extent possible.

Services include but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive Physcial Education
  • Assistive Technology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Language
  • Vision
  • Community Mental Health
  • Homebound Instruction
  • Nursing
  • Transportation

Transition services and programs:

Services

To support and supplement trasition instruction and activities provided by classroom teacher, the District’s Transition Opportunity Program (TOP) facilities and coordinates transition services for students with an IEP who are between the ages 14 and 22 such as:

  • Career exploration and preparation activities
  • Job development and support
  • Coordination of transition and employment services with community-based organization and services

Workability I Program

Funded by the California Department of Education, the program is an employment preparation program for all students with an IEP who are between the ages 14 and 22.

A District TOP specialist coordinates the program and provides career exploration and prepartation activities, locates work-experiences placements, provides support during the placement and student’s wages during the training period.

Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an outstanding graduating senior.

Extracurricular

Students participate in a variety of clubs and school sports.

 

SPED Dept. Contact Info:

DENYSE BARRIS-JONES

Department Chair 

barris-jonesd@sfusd.edu

 

JAMES GARZELLONI

RSP Teacher

garzellonij@sfusd.edu

 

MARIO GINI

SOAR Teacher

ginim@sfusd.edu

 

THOMAS HOSTETLER

RSP/SDC Teacher

hostetlert@sfusd.edu

 

MADISON JUNKER

M/S Teacher

junkerm@sfusd.edu

 

SUSAN KENNEY

RSP/SDC Teacher

kenneys@sfusd.edu

 

DANIEL LAO

SDC Teacher

laod@sfusd.edu

 

ERIKA RAY

M/S RSP/SDC Teacher-Autism Focus

raye@sfusd.edu

 

STEVE ROBINSON

SDC Teacher

robinsons@sfusd.edu

 

BETSY RYAN-DALPINO

RSP/SDC Teacher

ryan-dalpinoe1@sfusd.edu

 

ANTHONY SOURMANY

SDC Teacher

sourmanya@sfusd.edu

 

TREVOR TRIESCHMANN

RSP/SDC Teacher

trieschmannt@sfusd.edu

 

HENRY TON

M/S SDC Teacher-Autism Focus

tonh@sfusd.edu