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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.

Staff List  
Director of Special Education
Suzy Williams
(510) 537-3000 x 1200

MAC SELPA Director
Suzy Williams
(510) 537-3000 x 1220

Department Secretary
Dina Cisneros
(510) 537-3000 x 1200


SELPA Staff Assistant
Kristine Coffelt 
(510) 537-3000 x 1220 
Department Specialist - Transportation &
Requests for Records

(510) 537-3000 x 1202

Budget Analyst
Sandy Stiving
(510) 537-3000 x 1253

Coordinator, Secondary
Rochelle Hooks
(510) 537-3000 x 1234

Program Specialist, Secondary
Zoni Boyer 
(510) 537-3000 x 1203

Coordinator, Elementary
Yoko Ostreicher
(510) 537-3000 x 1206
 
Program Specialist, Elementary 
Liz McCarthy 
(510) 537-3000 x 1248

Coordinator,  Alma Preschool
Yoko Ostreicher
(510) 537-3000 x 1206 

Behavior Specialist
Janet Sinhbandith
(510) 537-3000 x 1275

Occupational Therapist
Christina Davis
(510) 736-2656

Behavior Specialist
Elise Brown
(510) 537-3000 x 1207
 
Adaptive Physical Education
Jeannette O'Sullivan-Harris
(510) 537-2431 x 4386