The Santa Ana Unified School District's Special Education Department is committed to the educational success of students who have disabilities. Our department provides services for students with disabilities from our Early Start (infant) through age 22 years in our Adult Transition and Workability programs. 
    Administrative Team:

    • Mayra Helguera, Assistant Superintendent, Special Education/SELPA
    • Darek Jaronczyk, Director, Special Education
    • Vacant Position, Coordinator, Special Education
    • Ryan Murray, Coordinator, Adult Transition Services
    • Mark Bello, Special Education Administrator (Early Childhood)
    Program Specialists and Support Staff:

    • Tricia Shepherd, Preschool/Autism & Speech/Language
    • Rae Rice, Mild/Moderate Elementary/Intermediate 
    • Peggy Stratford, Mild/Moderate Elementary/Intermediate 
    • Marci Dallazen, Mild/Moderate High School 
    • Meghan Yolles, Moderate/Severe Program Specialist 
    • Alysa Vos, Moderate/Severe Program Specialist 
    • Justin Micka, Moderate/Severe Program Specialist 
    • Chrissie Allen, Moderate/Severe Program Specialist 
    • Kristen Henry, Mental Health Elementary/Intermediate 
    • Hector Ceniceros, Mental Health High School
    • Gabriela Aguirre Palosaari, Curriculum Specialist