Student Services/Special Education

The Special Education department has many service providers; here the district Speech & Language Pathologists are excited for the new year and ready to speak with and listen to our CVUSD students who need this specialized service.

Special Education Department Mission & Vision

"To ensure that ALL students meet our district goals of College, Career readiness and Citizenship through establishing INCLUSIVE special education practices that promote advocacy through the leveraging of relationships and build capacity through collaboration and consensus building."


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 qualify for special education services as an individual with special needs in one of thirteen areas identified by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These are:

  • Autism
  • Deaf
  • Deaf-Blind
  • Emotionally Disturbed
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Multiple Handicapped
  • Orthopedically Impaired
  • Other Health Impaired
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech-Language Impaired
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visually Impaired

There is incredible value in being of service to others ~ Elizabeth Berg

Alex Gonzalez

Special Education Director
Phone: (760) 848-1109
Email Alex

Krystal Kerns

SPECIAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR
PHONE: (760) 848-1110
Email Krystal

Linda Smith

Change Center Program Manager
PHONE: (760) 848-1050
Email Linda

Eeron Wilson

SPECIAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR
PHONE: (760) 848-1045
Email Eeron