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Special Education

About Us

The Department for Special Education and the Vallejo City Unified School District SELPA provides leadership to schools so that all students will have educational success.  We focus on District Goals in the areas of Equity, Excellence, Educational Effectiveness and Economic Sustainability.  We help ensure that Vallejo's students with special needs are given the support they need in general education and can also access, as needed, a continuum of specialized instruction through their Individualized Education Program (IEP).  As per Federal Law, the specialized instruction should always meet the unique needs of the student, in all areas of suspected disability, and be reasonably calculated to provide educational benefit in the least restrictive environment.

COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CAC)

UPCOMING MEETINGS:  TO BE DETERMINED 

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Special Education Records Request

 To request copies of your child's Special Education records, click on the link below to submit an order.

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If you have questions regarding a Special Education records request, please email shatter@vcusd.org  

 

Other School Districts:

To request a student's Special Education File be sent to your district, please fax a request to:

1(707) 638-3548 Attn: Special Education Dept. or email shatter@vcusd.org

 

 

If you have questions regarding evaluations or other Special Education services, please contact the Special Education Department at (707) 556-8921 ext. 50149

 

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FREE PEDIATRIC CLINIC!

What type of services does the Clinic provide?

  • FREE complete physical exams for children ages 1-18 (pre-school, 1st grade, sports, etc.)
  • FREE immunizations
  • FREE treatment for minor illness/injury
  • FREE dental screening
  • FREE vision and hearing screening with referral
  • FREE help enrolling in no- to low-cost insurance

Student/Family Health Centers
Pennycook Clinic
3620 Fernwood Avenue
Vallejo, CA 94591

(707) 556-8921 ext. 59845

Open Monday and Wednesdays
10:00am - 4:30pm

Elsa Widenmann Clinic
100 Whitney Drive
Vallejo, CA 94589
(entrance on Mini Drive)

(707) 556-8921 ext. 56549

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays
11:00am - 6:00pm


Services are free for those who qualify. We ask that those families who have private insurance please make a donation to help defray the cost of medical supplies and running the clinic.  The Vallejo Unified School District is providing this announcement as a public service to parents. The District has not evaluated or approved the program or service; Parents are encouraged to make their own evaluation of the program if it interests them.

Department Contacts


District Phone Number

(707) 556-8921

Special Education Fax Number

1 (707) 638-3548


Rachel Chang, Director of Special Education

Rachel Chang

Director Special Education/SELPA

Ext. 50158

rchang@vcusd.org

 

Sally Sweatfield  

Assistant Director 

Ext. 50156

ssweatfield@vcusd.org 

 

Shomonique Johnson

Behavior Coordinator 

Ext. 50242

sgjohnson@vcusd.org

 

Michele Morrison Mosbarger

Elementary Program Specialist

Ext. 50290

mmorrisonmosbarger@vcusd.org

 

AJ (Kevin) Goines

 Secondary Program Specialist

Ext. 50169

kgoines@vcusd.org

 

John Call

Nonpublic School Program Specialist

Ext. 50034

jcall@vcusd.org

 

Joyce Montgomery

Transition Services Supervisor

Ext. 50722

jmontgomery@vcusd.org

 

Katie Staniszewski-Ortiz

Lead Speech Language Pathologist & Child Find Team

Ext. 50148

kstaniszewskiortiz@vcusd.org

 

Elise Schilling

Operations Specialist Student Health & Special Education

Ext. 50142

eschilling@vcusd.org

 

Franstina Moore

Staff Secretary IV 

Contracts & Budget 

Ext. 50157

fmoore@vcusd.org

 

Annie Medina

Student Data Specialist for SELPA/ SEIS

Ext. 50159

amedina@vcusd.org

 

Shavay Hatter

Staff Secretary II

Ext. 50149

shatter@vcusd.org