Special Education

email: specialed@paloaltopta.org

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, Christine Baker, and by the CAC. The PTA has a long standing relationship with the Palo Alto CAC (Community Advisory for Special Education).

School

Rep

Pre-K / Greendell

Yuri Chang

Addison

Shira Mowlem

Barron Park

Tina Chow
Angie Foster

Duveneck

open

El Carmelo

Kathy Chen

Escondido

Jackie Kaur
Grace Lee

Fairmeadow

May Guo

Fletcher Middle School

open

Greene Middle School

Christine Baker
Pratik Jhaveri

Hoover

Alev Buyukkokten

Juana Briones

Laurie Beyer

Lucille Nixon

Oxana Morozov

Ohlone

Rika Yamamoto

Palo Verde

Mele Tupou

Walter Hays

open

JLS

Yael Uziyel Naveh
Christina Schmidt

Gunn

Ann Xu
Kimberly Eng Lee

Paly

Mary Vincent