Special Education Department

Fresno Unified School District
Special Education Department
1301 M Street
Fresno CA 93721
Phone: (559) 457-3220
Fax: (559) 457-3299

Please fax your request to (559) 457-3299 or call (559) 457-3220 for assistance.

Email to Special Education Leadership Team: SPEDLeadership@fresnounified.org

Management

Brian Beck
Assistant Superintendent
Special Education & Health Services
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Sean Virnig, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Special Education-SELPA
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Angela Dryden
Program Manager III

Programs, Services, Curriculum, Instructional and Professional Learning: PK-TK

• LAIP
• Early Learning (PK/TK)
• Co-Teaching


Inclusive Practices




Supervision and Evaluation
• LAIP Program Manager II
• School Psychologists




(559) 457-3282
Angela.Dryden@fresnounified.org
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Dr. Ebony Hailey
Program Manager III

Programs, Services, Curriculum, Instructional and Professional Learning: PK-Adult

• Addicott
• Rata
• OI
• VI/OM
• DHH

• LI Committee
• OT
• PT


Supervision and Evaluation
• Principal – Addicott
• Principal – Rata
• OTs
• PTs
• School Psychologists

(559) 457-3256
Ebony.Hailey@fresnounified.org
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Jeanne Butler
Program Manager III

Programs, Services, Curriculum, Instructional and Professional Learning: ALT ED and Adult

• ALT ED
• FAS
• ERC
• ATP
• CVTC

Legal
• Student OAH, CDE, OCR Complaints
• Site support
• Legal Cases
• Customer Service

Supervision and Evaluation
• ATP Program Manager II
• Office Manager – Legal
• Behavior Techs
• School Psychologists


(559) 457-3308
Jeanne.Butler@fresnounified.org
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Julie Wheelock
Program Manager III

Programs, Services, Curriculum, Instructional and Professional Learning: K-12

• Mild/Moderate
• CTE
• Co-Teaching

• Workability
• ESY



Supervision and Evaluation
• MM TSAs and ISGISs
• Regional Instructional Managers
• Office Manager
• Workability Staff
• School Psychologists

(559) 457-3273
Julie.Wheelock@fresnounified.org
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Kate Alvarado
Program Manager III

Programs, Services, Curriculum, Instructional and Professional Learning: K-12

• ED
• Fulton
• ERMHS
• NPS/NPA

DIS
• Speech and Language
• Adapted PE
• Special Olympics
• Unified Sports

Supervision and Evaluation
• Principal – Fulton
• Social Emotional Managers
• APE Teachers
• Department Social/Emotional Paras
• School Psychologists

(559) 457-3234
Kate.Alvarado@fresnounified.org
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Dr. Tess Reid
Program Manager III

Programs, Services, Curriculum, Instructional and Professional Learning: K-12

• ALPs
• Autism
• Assistive Technology







Supervision and Evaluation
• Mod/Sev TSAs
• Autism Program Manager
• G30 Support Paras
• AT Staff
• School Psychologists

(559) 457-3254
Tess.Reid@fresnounified.org
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Regional Instructional Managers

Brittany Johns
Regional Instructional Manager

School Responsibility
Del Mar
Heaton
Homan
Muir
Wilson
Fort Miller
Roeding




(559) 457-3224
Brittany.Johns@fresnounified.org

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Chad Dias
Regional Instructional Manager

School Responsibility
Eaton
Vinland
Viking
Centennial
Wolters
Tioga
Ahwahnee




(559) 457-3230
Chad.Dias@fresnounified.org

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Christie Gunter
Regional Instructional Manager

School Responsibility
Williams
Fremont
Hamilton
Cooper
Fresno High
JE Young
Phoenix Elementary
Phoenix Secondary
Dewolf
Design Science

(559) 457-3290
christie.gunter@fresnounified.org

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Claudina Espudo
Regional Instructional Manager

School Responsibility
Bullard T.
Gibson
Tenaya
Wawona
Figarden
Baird
Bullard


(559) 457-3274
Claudina.Espudo@fresnounified.org

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Deanna Hoffman
Regional Instructional Manager

School Responsibility
Birney
Ericson
Ewing
Leavenworth
Mayfair
Norseman
Rowell
Turner

(559) 457-3238
Deanna.Hoffman@fresnounified.org

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Kelli Flake
Regional Instructional Manager

School Responsibility
Ayer
Bakman
Greenberg
Burroughs
Easterby
Olmos
Storey


(559) 457-3271
Kelly.Flake@fresnounified.org

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Kim Kuphaldt
Regional Instructional Manager

School Responsibility
Starr
Forkner
Kratt
Lawless
Malloch
Powers
Slater
Dailey

(559) 457-3284
Kim.Kuphaldt@fresnounified.org

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Lori Rolff
Regional Instructional Manager

School Responsibility
Aynesworth
Kings Canyon
Terronez
Sunnyside
Cambridge
FAS
SOUL


(559) 457-3248
Lori.Rolff@fresnounified.org

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Nicole Evangelinos
Regional Instructional Manager

School Responsibility Pyle
McCardle
Robinson
Thomas
Holland
CSUF



(559) 457-3250 Nicole.Evangelinos@fresnounified.org

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Patrick Morrison
Regional Instructional Manager

School Responsibility
Anthony
Patino
Sequoia
Tehipite
Roosevelt
Woodson

(559) 457-3275
Patrick.Morrison@fresnounified.org

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Phil Mcilhargey
Regional Instructional Manager

School Responsibility
Hidalgo
Wishon
Scandinavian
Yosemite
McLane
Duncan

(559) 457-3202
Phil.Mcilhargey@fresnounified.org

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Soua Thao
Regional Instructional Manager

School Responsibility
Hoover





(559) 451-4000
Soua.Thao@fresnounified.org

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Open
Regional Instructional Manager

School Responsibility
Calwa
Jackson
Jefferson
Lane
Lowell
Webster
Winchell
Balderas
Vang Pao
Yokomi

(559) 457-3220
SPEDLeadership@fresnounified.org

Email Address forPhone Number for Special Education
Open
Regional Instructional Manager

School Responsibility
Addams
Kirk
King
Columbia
Sunset
Lincoln
Gaston
Manchester
Computech
Edison​

(559) 457-3220
SPEDLeadership@fresnounified.org

Email Address forPhone Number for Special Education

Regional Centers

The purpose of the SPED Regional Centers is to improve services by increasing the availability and level of support at the school sites. The Regional Centers also create strong, positive ties to students, staff, and community, help close communication gaps, provide parent support closer to home, decrease response time, decrease travel time, and increase the amount of time support staff are available to assist students, teachers, support staff, parents, and site administrators.

A list of regional centers and their contact information.
Regional CenterAddressOffice AssistantContact Number
​Special Education Office1301 M. StreetSPED Staff(559) 457-3220
Adult Transition Program2132 E. FairmontTeresa Piacentini(559) 248-7156
Lori Ann Infant Center67 E Ashlan Ascencion Villa(559) 248-7236
Fresno Adult School2500 StanislausAscencion Villa(559) 457-6212

Fresno Unified Board of Education

The Fresno Unified School District Board of Trustees is committed to the success of every student and every school. Together, the trustees represent nearly 74,000 students and 10,000 full-time and part-time staff. The Board of Education established a Constituent Services Office to respond to the needs of parents and community members. 

Email the Board
Call the Board Office: (559) 457-3727
Click here to take you to the Fresno Unified Board of Education Page

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