Special Education

Greg Mizel, Associate Superintendent, Student Support Services
Lindsay Lerma, Executive Assistant
15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA  92128
(858) 521-2800  Ext. 2832 |  Fax:  (858) 485-1501

Alternative Dispute Resolution

If you’re seeking help with your child and unhappy after coming out of an IEP, your first point of contact should be the site administrator and/or Program Specialist and then Parent Liaison, Deborah Williford. 
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Please see below:
Special Education System of Support



  Program Specialists Parent Liaison Special Education Director
      Elementary   Elementary
      Monica Gideon: (858) 521-2818
Adobe Bluffs, Creekside, Rolling Hills, Sundance, Turtleback
Deborah Williford
(858) 521-2803
Heather Schauder
(858) 521-2837
      Meghan Moore: (858) 521-2726
Chaparral, Morning Creek, Shoal Creek, Tierra Bonita, WIllow Grove
Jeanette Anderson:

(858) 521-2822
      Megan Harkins-Mobarak: (858) 521-2219
Canyon View, Painted Rock, Highland Ranch, Sunset Hills, Valley
  Family Engagement, Support & Resolution
Jodi L. Payne

(858) 521-2816
      Trish James: (858) 521-2814
Del Sur, Los Penasquitos, Monterey Ridge, Pomerado, Stone Ranch
      Kathryn McKinney: (858) 521-2813
Deer Canyon, Garden, Road, Midland, Westwood
      Judy Monday: (858) 484-2800 x3723
PAT, Park Village
      Secondary   Secondary
      Sara Nielsen: (858) 521-2213
Design 39 Campus, Mesa Verde, Oak Valley, Westview
Deborah Williford
(858) 521-2803
Tiffany King:
(858) 521-2815
      Michelle Jilly: (858) 521-2210 mjilly@powayusd.com
Bernardo Heights, Del Norte, Rancho Bernardo, Twin Peaks
      Stephen Whittaker: (858) 521-2214 swhittaker@powayusd.com
Black Mountain, Meadowbrook, Mt. Carmel, New Directions, Poway
      Laura Mueller: (858) 521-2824 lmueller@powayusd.com
Abraxas, ESY, TPP/WA
      Kelly Xitco: (858) 521-2211 kxitco@powayusd.com
PAL/BASES, NCA, Private School

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, jjimenez@powayusd.com. For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

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