Special Education

email: specialed@paloaltopta.org

Suju Rajan, VP Special Education on the Council of PTAs in Palo Alto

The goal of the Special Education Committee is to support families of children and youth with learning challenges and special needs by providing a forum of respectful communication between families, the community, and the school district. We aspire to educate and advocate on the issues in our community, to foster understanding, acceptance and inclusion.

Our initiatives include:

  • Coordinating district-wide community awareness events
  • Providing family support groups and parent education workshops
  • Advising the Board of Education and PAUSD district administrators on matters pertaining to special education and inclusion.

PTA Special Education / Inclusion Reps

Your PTA Special Education / Inclusion Representative is available to talk to you and to connect parents with resources, and promote inclusion. Find your rep below. We aim to have a rep on every campus. If your school does not have a rep, consider volunteering. Read the description.

In addition to serving at their local site, PTA reps are supported by PTA Council through the VP Special Education, Suju Rajan, and by the CAC. The PTA has a long standing relationship with the Palo Alto CAC (Community Advisory Committee for Special Education).

SchoolSEI Representative NameSEI Representative Email
Barron ParkAudrey Changaudchang@gmail.com
El CarmeloSahithi Paletisahitipaleti@gmail.com
EscondidoAslihan Demirkayaasde81@gmail.com
FairmeadowVaibhav Vaish,vvaish@gmail.com
HooverYi Zouzouyi@cs.ucla.edu
Juana BrionesYuri Changyurichang1@gmail.com
Lucille NixonKimberley Leekimberlyenglee@gmail.com
Palo VerdeMonica Sinhamonica.m.sinha@gmail.com
Walter HaysTBDTBD
JLSKathy Chenkathyrighty@gmail.com
GreeneGauri Deshpande
Shilpa Keny
FletcherTina Chow & Jay Gluckmanchow_tina@yahoo.com & jaygluckman@gmail.com
GunnMomoyo Yanagihara & Yael Uziyel Navehmomoyo.yanagihara@gmail.com & yaeluziyel@hotmail.com
PalyChristine Bakercbaker@gmail.com

Every Child. One Voice. Welcome to the website of the Palo Alto Council of PTAs. Our purpose is to foster collaboration, conduct leadership training, and coordinate the efforts of our site PTAs. This website is intended to be a resource for our PTAs to accomplish their Mission.