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Special Education

Castro Valley Unified School District is committed to meeting the educational needs of the exceptional child. All disabled children between the ages of 3 and 21 are provided appropriate educational opportunities. In addition, the district provides services to children under the age of three whose sole disability is deafness, blindness, or certain orthopedic conditions.

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is developed at least annually for each of over 900 students to ensure that each child receives a free and appropriate education designed to assist him/her in reaching their unique potential in the least restrictive educational environment.

   
Interim Director of Special Education
Yoko Ostreicher
(510) 537-3000 x 1200

Interim MAC SELPA Director
Dr. Jason Reimann
(510) 537-3000 x 1220
Department Secretary
Dina Cisneros
(510) 537-3000 x 1200

SELPA Staff Assistant
Michelle Miller 
(510) 537-3000 x 1220 
Department Specialist - Transportation &
Requests for Records
Arianna Vander Weele 
(510) 537-3000 x 1202

Budget Analyst
Sandy Stiving
(510) 537-3000 x 1253
                                                                                     
Coordinator, Secondary
Lauren La Plante 
(510) 537-3000 x 1234
 
Program Specialist, Secondary
Samuel Brewer
(510) 537-3000 x 1203

Coordinator, Preschool & Elementary
Yoko Ostreicher
(510) 537-3000 x 1206
 
Program Specialist, Elementary 
Liz McCarthy 
(510) 537-3000 x 1248
 
Occupational Therapist, Elementary 
Christina Davis
(510) 736-2656

Program Specialist, District
(510) 537-3000 x 1245
 
Occupational Therapist, Secondary
Kasa Zipfel
(510) 626-0866
 
Behavior Specialist
Janet Sinhbandith
(510) 537-3000 x 1207
 
Adaptive Physical Education
Jeannette O'Sullivan-Harris
(510) 537-2431 x 4386

Behavior Specialist
(510) 537-3000 x 1275