Special Education

What is Special Education?
Students who meet the criteria for Special Education services as defined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the California Education Code are placed on an Individual Education Plan (IEP). This plan outlines academic goals the student is trying to achieve and the support services the school has put in place to assist the student in reaching these goals. Additionally, each student on an IEP is assigned a case manager to oversee the plan and makes sure student's needs are being met.
In order to meet the IDEA regulations and California Education codes, Diegueño Middle School offers a variety of special education services to support students with a documented disability that are eligible for an Individual Education Plan (IEP). These services include, but are not limited to:
  • Core level academic courses
  • Academic support classes
  • Fundamental classes
  • School psychologist services
  • Speech and language pathologist services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Assistive technology
Key links to help understand our Special Education program and find additional resources for support:
Name Position Email Google Classroom? Website
 Mrs. Liz Anglin Teacher Email Yes Website
 Mrs. Sarah Chi Teacher Email No
 Ms. Gina Marzo Teacher Email Yes Website
 Mrs. Andrea Norton Teacher Email Yes  Website
 Mr. Gary Lewis  Speech & Language Pathologist Email N/A N/A
 Mrs. Cathy Marquardt School Psychologist Email N/A N/A
 Mr. Nathan Molina  Program Supervisor Email N/A N/A
As teachers continue to revise their online/ distance learning presence, make sure to continue to check any and all websites (teacher or Google Classroom) that teachers may use for the most current information.