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KENDALL FORRESTER
805.306.4500 Ext. 4331

SARASWATHI "SARA" NAMBI
805.306.4500 Ext. 4311

ERIN MACINTYRE
805.520.6619 Ext. 3105

LAINE PODELL
805.306.4500 Ext. 4306

BRIAN WENZEL
805.306.4500 Ext. 4307

ELLEN FRIEDLAND
805.306.4500 Ext. 4303

KENDRA SPEIGHTS
805.306.4500 Ext. 4304

JODI LOOMIS
805.306.4500 Ext. 4399

PROGRAM SPECIALISTS

How Do Program Specialists Help Students?

Our amazing team of Program Specialists are a wonderful resource, in addition to your school site principal or case manager. Specifically, our Program Specialists:

  • Direct services for students including the identification, diagnosis, follow-up and referral of students with problems related to attendance, mental health or learning disabilities.
  • Coordinate Special Education student placements and services.
  • Collaborate with staff regarding the Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtI2) process.
  • Provide or recommend appropriate services for groups of exceptional students and their parents.
  • Recommend placement of individual students with special needs.
  • Develop special programs and curriculum for Special Day class and RSP students.
  • Provide special consultation and case conferences with student services personnel.
  • Assist in implementing California and Federal regulations and developing special education programs.
  • Develop, provide and determine needs for professional development activities in Special Education and Response to Instruction and Intervention.
2022-2023 Program Specialists Assignments

 

School/Assignment

Specialist

Arroyo Elementary

Brian Wenzel

Atherwood Elementary

Sara Nambi

Berylwood Elementary

Sara Nambi

Big Springs Elementary

Ellen Friedland

Crestview Elementary

Erin MacIntyre

Garden Grove Elementary

Sara Nambi

Hollow Hills Elementary

Erin MacIntyre

Justin Early Learners Academy

Erin MacIntyre

Katherine Elementary

Brian Wenzel

Knolls Elementary

Ellen Friedland

Madera Elementary

Brian Wenzel

Mountain View Elementary

Kendra Speights

Park View Elementary

Jodi Loomis

Santa Susana Elementary

Ellen Friedland

Sycamore Elementary

Jodi Loomis

Township Elementary

Sara Nambi

Vista Elementary

Ellen Friedland

White Oak Elementary

Brian Wenzel

Wood Ranch Elementary

Jodi Loomis

Hillside Middle School

Laine Podell

Sinaloa Middle School

Brian Wenzel

Valley View Middle School

Ellen Friedland

Royal High School

Laine Podell

Santa Susana High School

Brian Wenzel

Simi Valley High School

Kendra Speights

Apollo High School

Kendra Speights

Phoenix/Triton/NPS/Residential

Jodi Loomis

Monte Vista School

Kendra Speights

Post-Secondary Programs Ellen Friedland
Private Schools (ISP) Brian Wenzel
Gateway/Court Schools Jodi Loomis

Kendall Forrester

Assistant Director, Student Support Services

Kendall Forrester

Sara Nambi

Sara Nambi

Erin MacIntyre  Erin MacIntyre

Jodi Loomis

Jodi Loomis

Laine Podell

Laine Podell

Kendra Speights

Kendra Headshot

Brian Wenzel

Brian Wenzel

Ellen Friedland 

Ellen Friedland