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Special Education

Our Mission Statement

The mission of Simi Valley High School's Special Education Department is to provide a safe environment for all students where Specialized Academic Instruction is provided according to their individual needs and data-driven levels of proficiency, in order to realize their full potential.

Our Instructors and Para-educators
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*All Mild/Moderate teachers at Simi Valley High School have completed the Autism Authorization

Lindsay Carpenter
     Leslie Brooks
     Candace Dean

      Lisa Svoboda

Sandy Causey
Mild/Moderate *
English 11/12, Study Skills
    Jody Olson

     Kelley Smith

     Frank Zomoroudi

Ginger DiRuscio
Mild/Moderate *
Algebra CD
     Lindsay Lang

Emily Doepking
     Christine Brough
     Concepcion Coreas
     Amy Toste

Fabienne Heathcote
Mild/Moderate *
Algebra AB, Algebra Concepts,
Geometry, Science 9

     Linda Lirones

Erin Kinsley
Mild/Moderate *
World History, U.S. History, Study Skills
     Grace DePriest

Kathy Lirones
Mild/Moderate *
Algebra AB, Science 11, Study Skills
     Lisa Smith

Brianne Mahlstedt

     Maria Blackburn    

     Judy Brosco

     Evelyn Chetwynd
     Patty Flores
     Colt Marshall

Shawn Megli
Emotional Disturbed
Math, Science
     Leslie Henderson

Jennifer Martin
Over 18
     Anthony Callaway
     Jackie Ebert

     Matt Lewin

Tiffany Ruiz
Speech & Language

Cathleen Plahn
Over 18
      Richard Groat

       Janeen Keller  
Nicole Sampogna
Mild/Moderate *
Consumer Math, Reading Intervention, Study Skills

     Tina Edwards

Michael Smith
Emotional Disturbed
English, Health, History
     Susan Brewer

Laudis "Gail" Johnson
Mild/Moderate *
Biology, Health, Gov./Econ, Study Skills
     Julie Curtis-Mitchell

      Erika Filippelli

Kyle Stransky
Mild/Moderate *
English 9, English 10, Study Skills
     Joy O'Donohoe-Collins

Brett McNulty
Adapted Physical Education





Points of Interest:
   Specialized Academic Instruction
            & Programs
     18+ Transition Program
     Workability and Career Support
     Adapted Physical Education
     Speech Pathology Services
     Occupational Therapy Services

     Inclusion-friendly and respect-focused
     "Circle of Friends", structured peer
     Opportunities offered for peer tutoring