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San Diego County Office of Education




About Special Education

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."

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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.

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

Important Information About Special Education Preschool Packets

August 15, 2016 - First day of school for the 2016-2017 school year. We will also be accepting new preschool referrals for special education assessments.



Courtney Cook
Director- Special Education
Tel: 760-966-7864
Fax: 760-439-8095
Donna Ross
Tel: 760-966-7871
Fax: 760-757-1424

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

Stacey Thomas
Student Information System Tech
Tel: 760-966-4062
Fax: 760-757-1424

Donna Omori
Bilingual Office Assistant
Tel: 760-966-7829
Fax: 760-757-1424

Silvia Olivas
Senior Clerk Typist
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
Tel: 760-966-7827
Fax: 760-757-1424

Program Specialists (NCCSE/Special Education)

Alicia Alvarez

Robin Ancona

Heather Bangalan

Oscar Madera

Jerie La Roche

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

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