Special Education

Special Education is an integral part of the total public education system and provides education in a manner that promotes maximum interaction between children or youth with disabilities and children or youth who are not disabled, in a manner that is appropriate to the needs of both.

Special Education provides a full continuum of program options to meet the educational and service needs of individuals with exceptional needs in the Least Restrictive Environment. 




255 W. Stanley Avenue, #100
Ventura, California 93001


Marcus Konantz

Executive Director, x1123


Kerry Newlee

Assistant Director, x1123

Kristie Wallace

Senior Administrative Specialist, x1123


Wanda Martin

Medi-Cal Specialist, x1124


Diana Montes

Senior Office Assistant, x1125


Ember Wyman

Senior Office Assistant, x1127


Lisa Zehm

Senior Office Assistant, x1119





Karin Greenberg

Program Specialist
Autism / Mild/Moderate Disabilities, x1122


Kelly McNelis-Schroder

Program Specialist
Early Intervention Center   

Katie McKarrell

Program Specialist
Emotionally Disturbed Disabilities, x1137


Skye Stifel

Program Specialist
Moderate/Severe K-12, Deaf/Hard of Hearing 6-12

Lisa Wofford

Program Specialist
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Pre-K-5







Trish Malotte
Autism Specialist
School Psychologist

Chelley Nail
Intense Behavior
Intervention Specialist


 Amy Shaffer
 Positive Behavior
 Support Specialist

Valerie Whitlock-Tackett
Mainstream Inclusion Specialist x1126
Specialized Academic Instruction                  



Amy Cabral
Job Placement Specialist, Transition Partnership, x1131

Antwaine Richards
Employment Training Assistant, Transition Partnership, x1130 

Alana Ridgway
Employment Training Assistant, Transition Partnership, x1129

Sheree Smylee
Employment Training Assistant, Workability, x1133