Special Education

The Coronado Unified School District is committed to the success of all of our students.  A collaborative effort is required between parents, support staff, and educators in order to facilitate the independence and success of each student. 

CUSD’s Special Education Department offers a continuum of services to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities. We promote inclusion by providing these services in the least restrictive environment (LRE), which means to the greatest extent possible, appropriate services are provided in the general education environment.  


Did you know?

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CUSD has a Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC). SEPAC is composed of interested parents, community members,  teachers, staff, and service providers within Coronado. All parents and friends are encouraged to attend their monthly meetings. SEPAC's collaborative network provides support, information, and advocacy opportunities at regular meetings and educational workshops throughout the school year. Click HERE for additional information about SEPAC, and to find out about upcoming events. 


best buddies iconThat Coronado Middle School has a Chapter of the internation group "Best Buddies." Within the first three months of forming, the group had created a huge presence on campus, built wonderful friendships, and hosted an excellent Spread the Word to End the Word campaign! Check out their Spread the Word video, created by Abby Fabiszak and supported by KCMS radio station: https://vimeo.com/157475054

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Find out more information about the organization by clicking HERE.

Visit them on Facebook too - click HERE! 


Miracle League IconThe Miracle League of San Diego provides children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball in an organized league. Each buddy is paired with a player and, provides encouragement, friendship and assistance throughout the season.

Fall games are played every Saturday, from September 17 through November 12, at Coronado Green Field. If you are interested in more information, please contact Jennifer Hughes at Jennifer@miracleleagueofsandiego.org or visit www.miracleleagueofsandiego.org. Please come out and support the teams!

 



New CUSD Students with an active IEP

For students with an active IEP enrolling in the Coronado Unified School District for the first time, please contact Megan Adams, Student Services Administrative Assistant. You can reach Megan directly at Megan.Adams@coronadousd.net, or via phone 619-522-8900 ex. 1032




Parent Resources

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Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC)

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Special Education Parent Resource Guide

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Procedural Safeguards

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Special Education Acronyms

Special Education Definitions 

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Special Education Handbook

Special Education Handbook Appendix

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Transition Education and Workability Program


Department Contacts ... or click HERE for an e-mail directory of all Special Education Staff

Niamh Foley
Director
Student Services
(619) 522-8900 x1032
Niamh.Foley@coronadousd.net

 Megan Adams
 Administrative Assistant
 Student Services
 (619) 522-8900 x1032
Megan.Adams@coronadousd.net

Olivia Rivera
Special Education Coordinator
(619) 522-8900 x. 1032
Olivia.Rivera@coronadousd.net 

 

Jennifer Cahill
Village Elementary School
Speech Language Pathologist/Coordinator
(619) 522-8923 ex. 6095
Jennifer.Cahill@coronadousd.net

Adam Sayre
Silver Strand/Coronado Middle School
School Psychologist
(619) 522-8921 x3084 
Adam.Sayre@coronadousd.net

Eva Murphy
Coronado High School / Transition
Transition/Work Ability Coordinator
(619) 522-8907
Eva.Murphy@coronadousd.net

 

 

Special Education Questions?

For answers to specific questions related to special education programs, parents are encouraged to contact their school administration or the Student Services office at (619) 522-8900 ex 1032.