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Values and Beliefs

All students possess unique learning styles, abilities, experiences, and individual stages of development. Education is enriched when students of differing abilities and talents learn together.

We believe all students can:

Participate in a meaningful way in the least restrictive environment
Maximize their potential
Become lifelong/independent learners
Effective participation in communities beyond school

Special Education Department Heads

  Jasmine Willis-Thomas (562) 433-0481 ex: 6514 Teacher

Hi My Name is Jasmine Thomas and I am the Co-Department Chair of Special Education at Wilson High School. I have been basking in my passion and serving students with special needs for the past 13 years. I support all teachers in this department with a strong emphasis on the SDC MM and ED teachers. I have a strong philosophy that “ALL MEANS ALL and will continue to use my voice and advocate for our exceptional students. 

  Mr. Coleman (562) 433-0481 ex: 6402 Teacher

Mr. Scott Coleman   

Contact Information:  

jscoleman@lbschools.net

Hi My Name is Scott Coleman and I am the Co-Department Chair of Special Education at Wilson High School. I have a passion for education and love working with students with special needs.   I've been at Wilson now for 10 years. I support all teachers in this department with a strong emphasis on the RSP and MS teachers. I have a strong philosophy that “ALL MEANS ALL and will continue to use my voice and advocate for our exceptional students.

 

Special Education

Department Mission

The mission of Wilson Classical High School Special Education Department is to provide specially designed instruction and services to meet the unique and exceptional needs for students whose educational needs can be met with accommodations and modifications to the general education program.

 

Department Vision

To create and sustain an inclusive educational community to provide graduates with life skills, where each student is empowered to realize his or her potential.

 

Wilson Special Education Programs Offered Include:

Resource Specialist Program:

RSP students are enrolled in general education classes.  The student’ IEP’s delineate the students’ goals and objectives and describes the supports and services necessary to enable the student to achieve those goals within the general education program.  Students graduate with a diploma, fulfilling the same requirement as general education students.  Students exit from Special Education upon receipt of diploma and are given information on community support.

Mild Moderate Special Day Class:

Small group settings provide increased attention to the needs of the individual student.  Academics are presented in departmentalized classrooms providing all core curriculum classes.  Students earn a diploma, or a Certificate of Educational Completion based on Board approved course.

Emotionally Disabled Special Day Class:

Some students remain in special day class throughout the day, while others may be mainstreamed for academics or electives as appropriate.

Moderate Severe Special Day Class:

MS program consists of three self-contained classes with an emphasis on a functional curriculum.  Vocational options include community-based experiences, and specially designed Vocational Education.  Graduating students earn a Certificate of Completion based on Board approved course of study.  Post high school options include adult community transition or continue at high school to age 22.

Designated Instructional Services (DIS) include:

Counseling Services-School Psychologist

Speech/Language

Visually Impaired

Adapted Physical Education

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Assistive Technology

Occupational therapy/Physical Therapy

Specially Designed Vocational Education

 

Best buddies Program

Our Best Buddies program empowers the special abilities of student with disabilities by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy, and communication skills, and feel valued by society.

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Special Education Staff
  Anjali Atkins (562) 433-0481 ex: 6196 Teacher
  Maribel Biacan (562) 433-0481 ex: 6196 Teacher
  Mary Ann Bieniasz (562) 433-0481 ex: 6220 Teacher
  James Boykin (562) 433-0481 ex: 6408 Teacher
  Joaquin Bravo (562) 433-0481 ex: 6407 Teacher
  Linda Choi (562) 433-0481 ex: 6461 Teacher
  Lisa Chulo (562) 433-0481 ex: 6801 Teacher
  Mr. Coleman (562) 433-0481 ex: 6402 Teacher
  Stanley Enge (562) 433-0481 ex: 6223 Teacher
  Dallas Foss (562) 433-0481 ex: 6409 Teacher
  James Houston (562) 433-0481 ex: 6856 Teacher
  Mr. J Janzen (562) 433-0481 ex: 6851 Teacher
  Lisa Jones (562) 433-0481 ex: 6253 Teacher
  Dalia Kamar (562) 433-0481 ex: 6405 Teacher
  Donna Kikuchi (562) 433-0481 ex: 6404 Psychologist
  Niles Livingston (562) 433-0481 ex: 6207 Teacher
  Christine McConnell (562) 433-0481 ex: 6454 Staff
  Sandy Morgan (562) 433-0481 ex: 6110 Nurse
  Monalise Naguib (562) 433-0481 ex: 6259 Teacher
  Scott Nichol (562) 433-0481 ex: 6223 Teacher
  Jennifer Stuart (562) 433-0481 ex: 6557 Teacher
  Stacee Taylor Mack (562) 433-0481 ex: 6461 Teacher
  Ana Torres Teacher
  Jasmine Willis-Thomas (562) 433-0481 ex: 6514 Teacher