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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 are available at no cost to families
Call: Purchin Consulting at (310) 202-1155 or [email protected]
Dr. Soco  Verduzco.      Director of Pupil Support Services, Special Education
Jeanett Beard                 Secretary III          ext. 21156
Vanessa Smith               Special Education Supervisor
Cathy De La Torre           Secretary II         ext.  21110
School Sites: 
Early Intervention:
Tracy Infant Center
Early Intervention Program (EIP)
Elementary Schools:  
Cerritos ES, Gonsalves, Hawaiian, Niemes, Wittmann
Secondary Schools:
Fedde MS, Cerritos HS, Tracy HS
Cherrell Harris                Interim Special Education Supervisor
Elizabeth "Lisa"
Gonzalez-Pakulski           Secretary II             ext.  21144
School Sites:
Elementary Schools:  Aloha, Bragg, Burbank, Elliott, Juarez, Melbourne, Nixon, Willow, Virtual Academy (K-6)
Secondary Schools:
Carmenita, Fedde, Tetzlaff
Gahr High School, Independent Study (7-12)
OPEN             Special Education Supervisor
OPEN             Secretary II            ext. 21060
School Sites:
Elementary Schools: 
Carver, Kennedy, Leal, Palms, Stowers
Secondary Schools:
Ross, Haskell, Artesia HS, Whitney HS 
Dr. Roshelle Chavez Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Director
Martha Rutiaga Sanchez Secretary III
ext. 25205
California Autism Professional Training And Information Network (CAPTAIN)