Special Education


Staff Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SSEPAC)

Free iPad apps for Special Education students
SBUSD Special Ed Parent Handbook
Special Education Programs and Services
Assistive Technology Lending Library
Special Education Management Staff Responsibilities
Special Education Department List of Duties
Special Education Organizational Chart
Parental and Adult Students’ Rights and Procedural Safeguards for Special Education 
Santa Barbara SELPA Parent Handbook
Brochure – Special Education Preschool Programs

Vision Statement

The Santa Barbara Unified School District’s vision is that students with disabilities will reach their full potential as members of society. The district embraces parents/guardians as collaborative partners in a process that promotes trust and respect. Each student shall be treated as a unique individual and shall receive a free and appropriate inclusive education through the use of best practices based on scientific research.


Helen Rodriguez Assistant Superintendent herodriguez@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6246
John Schettler Director jschettler@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6248
Arielle Curry Program Facilitator acurry@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6211
Dr. Gary Renis Program Facilitator grenis@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6332
Jamie Carpio Program Specialist jcarpio@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6215
Irene Murphy Program Facilitator imurphy@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6209
Julie Howard Data Specialist jhoward@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6284
Sofia Rubalcava Translator srubalcava@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6285
Anelix Díaz-Quinones Translator adiaz-quinones@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6258
Kristi Hann Administrative Secretary III khann@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6224