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Special Education

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WELCOME TO SPECIAL EDUCATION

We are committed to the identification and service of special education students in the least restrictive environment possible. As a member of the North Coast Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE), we offer a full continuum of special education services that appropriately meet student needs. Our dedicated special education staff provides services for students with disabilities ranging from mild learning disorders to severe physical and mental handicaps. Credentialed special education teachers, speech therapists, occupational therapists, adapted physical education specialists, providers for the visually impaired and school psychologists make up our exceptional special education professionals.

For more information on Special Education Activities and Parent Trainings please visit: www.nccse.org North County Consortium for Special Education

 

About Special Education

WHAT IS SPECIAL EDUCATION?

Special Education is specialized instruction provided for children from birth to age 22 who qualify according to the laws and regulations outlined by the state and federal government. A student may qualify for special education services as an individual with special needs in one of thirteen areas identified by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).These are:

  • Autism
  • Deaf
  • Deaf-Blind
  • Emotionally Disturbed
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Intellectually Disabled 
  • Multiple Handicapped
  • Orthopedically Impaired
  • Other Health Impaired
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech-Language Impaired
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visually Impaired

Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School Special Education Staff

Cindy Gisbert, Department Chair:  (760) 901-8837

Cindy.gisbert@oside.us

SPED Grade 6

Tom Ascherl (Math/Sci) H-7 8876

Erika Weinthal (ELA/SS) H-4 8873

SPED Grade 7

Karel Padiyos (Sci/Math) C-9 8844

Rob Pokletar (ELA/SS) C-10 8819

SPED Grade 8

*Cindy Gisbert (ELA/SS) C-2 8837

Lindsay Howe (Math/Sci) M-4 8892

Ryan Leighton (Comm Skills) L-2 8886

May Bramble (SH) G-11 8869

Laura Kuelbs (M/S) C-12 8854

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Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School Special Education Staff

Department Chair:  *Cindy Gisbert

(760) 901-8837

Cindy.gisbert@oside.us

 

SPED Grade 6

Tom Ascherl (Math/Sci) H-7 8876

Erika Weinthal (ELA/SS) H-4 8873

 

SPED Grade 7

Karel Padigos (Sci/Math) C-9 8844

Rob Pokletar (ELA/SS) C-10 8819

 

SPED Grade 8

*Cindy Gisbert (ELA/SS) C-2 8837

Lindsay Howe (Math/Sci) M-4 8892

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Ryan Leighton (Planning Room) L-2 8886

May Bramble (SH) G-11 8869

Laura Kuelbs (M/S) C-12 8825

 

Psychologist: Krystle Stadler (King Cafe) 8810

Speech: Barbara Beinke (E-1) 8845