Special Education

From the ABCUSD Special Education Office
The Special Education Office has an experienced team of professionals to support you and your child.  Please do not hesitate to call the Special Education Office or Alternative Dispute Resolution Services for questions or concerns beyond your school site.
For Special Education District Office Support
See the staff assigned to your child's school site below.
Confidential Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Services Available at no cost to families
Call: Purchin Consulting at (310) 202-1155 or [email protected]
Online Independent Study
ABCUSD is committed to providing support to students with disabilities during this unprecedented time.  If your child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and you have applied for the AB130 Independent Studies program, you will be contacted to participate in an IEP meeting to discuss your request for a change of placement.  
Office of Special Education Leadership Team
Dr. Soco Verduzco Director of Pupil Support Services, Special Education
Jeanett Beard Secretary III ext. 21156
Dr. Roshelle Chavez Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Director
Patricia "Patty" Perez Secretary III ext. 21180
School Sites: 
Tracy Infant Center
Early Intervention Program
Elementary Schools:  Aloha, Bragg, Burbank, Elliot, Gonsalves, Juarez, Melbourne, Nixon, Willow
Secondary Schools:
Carmenita, Ross
Artesia High School, Tracy High School, Independent Study
Vanessa Smith Special Education Supervisor
Cathy De La Torre Interim Secretary II ext. 21110
Cherrell Harris Special Education Program Specialist
Sarah Garcia Secretary ext. 21060
School Sites:
Elementary Schools:  Carver, Cerritos Elementary, Furgeson, Hawaiian, Kennedy, Leal, Niemes, Palms, Stowers, Wittmann
Secondary Schools:
Haskell, Fedde, Tetzlaff
Cerritos High School, Gahr High School, Whitney High School
Dr. Eddie Hernandez Special Education Supervisor
Elizabeth "Lisa"
Secretary ext. 21144
Stacia Abe Special Education Program Specialist
Sarah Garcia Secretary ext. 21060