OUR MISSION

The Learning Center is committed to providing specialized academic and behavioral support and services to students with exceptional needs in order to fully engage them in high quality learning environments that challenge and prepare them to be well-rounded, active members of a global society. The Learning Center is also committed to inspiring each and every student to persevere as critical thinking individuals who collaborate to solve real-world problems.


COMMITMENTS

Our Special Education Staff has identified four key commitments that will ensure this mission is fulfilled:

  1. Responsiveness - timely communication with students, parents, and staff
  2. Guidance - program implementation in accordance with federal and state laws
  3. Support - to create stimulating learning environments
  4. Resolution - to ensure a free and appropriate public education for all students

ACRONYMS

APE

Adapted Physical Education

FAPE

Free Appropriate Public Education

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act

IEP

Individualized Education Program

LRE

Least Restrictive Environment

NCCSE

North Coastal Consortium for Special Education

RtI

Response to Intervention

SDRC

San Diego Regional Center

SELPA

Special Education Local Plan Area

SPED

Special Education

SST

Student Study Team

Education Specialists

 

Kristina Nucci

KristinaNucci@vistausd.org

Ext. 48111


Carrie Lehman

CarrieLehman@vistausd.org

Ext. 48010


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Katie Vandervort

KathrynVandervort@vistausd.org

Ext. 48013


Speech Language Pathologists

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Christine Goan

ChristineGoan@vistausd.org

Ext. 48011


 

Melissa Donlon

MelissaDonlon@vistausd.org

Ext. 48009


School Psychologist


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Jennifer Godfrey

JenniferGodfrey@vistausd.org

Ext. 48015


Paraprofessional Educators


Gail Blair


Carolyn Frame


Lauren Lemieux


Nicole Mai


Vanessa Seinfeld


Kelsey Shelton