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Welcome to Special Education

Welcome to Special Education

Under the direction of SELPA Executive Director, MaryAnn Frates, and Special Ed Director, Linda Rowley Thom, the special education department develops and implements effective programs, uniquely designed for individual students.  In addition, the department provides a variety of staff development opportunities for classified and certificated professionals.  Program Supervisors oversee special education programs at all levels.


SELPA Special Education Staff

MaryAnn Frates
SELPA Executive Director 
Executive Secretary - Tanya Meyers (925) 552-2988


Linda Rowley Thom
Director of Special Education
Executive Secretary -  Tanya Meyers (925) 552-2988


Program Supervisors

Moira Zacharakis
Program Supervisor, Infant/Preschool
(925) 552-5028
Secretary - Lisa Grover (925) 552-5004

  • Infant/Preschool
  • Mauzy Sites Program
  • Bollinger Canyon
  • Greenbrook
  • Live Oak
  • Disney
  • CEIA
  • Preschool Assessment Team

Zandra Texeira
Program Supervisor, Monte Vista High Feeder Schools
(925) 552-5012
Secretary - Lisa Grover (925) 552-5004

  • Coyote Creek
  • Creekside
  • Tassajara Hills
  • Vista Grande
  • Diablo Vista Middle School
  • Los Cerros Middle School
  • Monte Vista High School

Vanessa Horeis
Program Supervisor, San Ramon Valley High Feeder Schools
(925) 552-5043
Secretary - Lisa Grover (925) 552-5004

  • Greenbrook
  • John Baldwin
  • Montair
  • Sycamore Valley
  • Charlotte Wood Middle School
  • Stone Valley Middle School
  • San Ramon High School

Jenn Malakoff
Program Supervisor, California High Feeder Schools
(925) 552-5015
Secretary - Jenny Olden (925) 552-5063

  • Bollinger Canyon
  • Country Club
  • Golden View
  • Montevideo
  • Twin Creeks
  • Private Schools

Natalie Corona
Program Supervisor, California High Feeder Schools
(925) 552-5508
Secretary - Jenny Olden (925) 552-5063

  • Neil Armstrong
  • Iron Horse Middle School
  • Pine Valley Middle School
  • Cal High School
  • County Schools
  • Non Public Schools
  • Residential

Program Supervisor
Secretary - Jenny Olden (925) 552-5063

  • Alamo
  • Green Valley
  • Rancho Romero
  • Walt Disney (K-5)
  • Del Amigo
  • Transition
  • Workability


Rhonda Taft
Program Supervisor, Dougherty Valley High Feeder Schools
(925) 552-2934
Secretary - Jenny Olden (925) 552-5063

  • Bella Vista
  • Hidden Hills
  • Live Oak
  • Quail Run
  • Gale Ranch Middle School
  • Windemere Ranch Middle School
  • Dougherty Valley High School
  • Venture


Related Services Staff

Rose Fambrini
Adapted Physical Education - (925) 855-2471
Nicole Crowe
Adapted Physical Education - (925) 855-5470

Julia Fiebig
Behavior Analyst - (925) 552-2908
Jason Jennings
Behavior Analyst - (925) 552-5018

Cristin Johnston, Ph.D.
Behavior Analyst - (925) 552-2956

Michael Johnston. Ph.D.
Behavior Analyst - (925) 552-5066

Stephanie Berman
Behavior Analyst - (925) 552-5010
Shea Hunter
Inclusion Specialist - (925) 855-5465

Dawn Graeme, Ph.D.
Physical Therapist - (925) 743-9710

Christina Shamass
Physical Therapist - (925) 855-5469

Joni Norris
Teacher of Deaf/Hard of Hearing - (925) 855-5463

Tamara Black
VI Teacher - (925) 855-5459

Diana Jeong

VI Teacher - (925) 552-2957

Occupational Therapists

Linda Johnson - (925)479-3900

Meg Marini

Julie O'Brien

Kerry Schmidt

Andree Sehrt

Amy Sommer - (925) 855-5100

Lucy Stokely

Grit Sugar

Julie Ann Tallman - (925) 743-9710

Stephanie Werner - (925) 479-6100 @ MO or (925) 855-2900 @ TC




Request for Special Ed Records

Click here to request your child's special education records.  You may submit your request by email to Jenny Olden at  You may also send it by US mail to 699 Old Orchard Dr, Danville, CA 94526; fax it to 925-820-5277 or drop it off at the District Office at the address above Portable D.

IEP Process Survey

This IEP Process Survey is an important part of our efforts to monitor and continually improve our delivery of special education and our support of families of children with special needs. Answering these brief questions will help us to support the experience of families in the special education process. 

Please click here to take the IEP Process Survey.

Organizational Chart

Click here to view the 2016-17 Special Education Organizational Chart.

Special Ed Office Staff

Alma, Jenny, Lisa, Lan, Tanya, Margaret, Gwen

SDC Kindergarten Information Night

Please view the following Powerpoint as a guide/resource to navigate your way through the enrollment process for Kindergarten.


Click here to view the Powerpoint.