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Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Contact Information


Monterey County Special Education Local Plan Area

Regional Collaboration for Student Success

901 Blanco Circle · West Campus 17 and 18 · Salinas, CA 93901

831.755.0342 · Fax 831.754.5865



Kenyon Hopkins, M.S.
SELPA Executive Director

Irenea Herrera
SELPA Administrative Assistant

Gina Rosas
SELPA Student Information Specialist
California Special Education Management Information System (CASEMIS) and Web Based IEP System (SIRAS)

Patti Bangs, M.S., CCC-SLP/L
SELPA Program Specialist
Areas of Expertise: Infant and Preschool; Communication Disabilities; Autism

Val Wiltse, M.A.
SELPA Program Specialist
Areas of Expertise: Moderate/Severe Disabilities; Low Incidence; Autism; Adult Transition

Allison Gribben, M.A., BCBA
SELPA Program Specialist
Areas of Expertise: Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities; Learning and Social Skills Strategies; Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports

Erin Blair, M.A., BCBA
SELPA Program Specialist
Areas of Expertise: Mild/Moderate Disabilities; Inclusion; Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities



SPED Administrator


Alisal Union School District

1205 E. Market St.
Salinas, CA 93905

Dorianne Owens (Interim)

831.753.5711 x4210
Fax: 831.753.5269

Big Sur Unified School District

69325 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920

Gordon Piffero

Fax: 805.753.5610

Bradley Union School District

65600 Dixie St.
Bradley, CA 93426

Ian Trejo

Fax: 805.472.2339

Carmel Unified School District

4380 Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel, CA 93923

Steven Gonzalez

831.624.1546 x2010
Fax: 831.626.1052

Chualar Union School District

24285 Lincoln St.
Chualar, CA 93925

Denise Estrella

831.679.2504 x140
Fax: 831.679.2071

Gonzales Unified School District

600 Elko St.
Gonzales, CA 93926

Kenneth Goeken

831.675.0100 x8109
Fax: 831.675.1172

Graves School District

15 McFadden Rd.
Salinas, CA 93908

Rosemarie Grounds

Fax: 831.422.3211

Greenfield Union School District

493 El Camino Real
Greenfield, CA 93927

Kristine Vasquez

831.674.2840 x2029
Fax: 831.674.3712

King City Union School District

104 S. Vanderhurst Ave.
King City, CA 93930

Catherine Rondeau

831.385.2940 x3016
Fax: 831.385.6905

Lagunita School District

975 San Juan Grade Rd.
Salinas, CA 93907

Daniel Stonebloom

Fax: 831.449.9671

Mission Union School District

36825 Foothill Rd.
Soledad, CA 93960

Jinane Annous

Fax: 831.678.0491

Monterey County Office of Education
Special Education

901 Blanco Circle
Salinas, CA 93901

Terri Dye

Fax: 831.769.0732

Monterey County Office of Education
Alternative Education

901 Blanco Circle
Salinas, CA 93901

Debra Brau

Fax: 831.758.9410

Monterey County Office of Education
Head Start & Early Head Start

901 Blanco Circle
Salinas, CA 93901

Sonia Jaramillo

Fax: 831.755.6480

Monterey County Office of Education
Home Charter School

901 Blanco Circle
Salinas, CA 93901

Justin McCollum

Fax: 831.755.0837

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District

700 Pacific St.
Monterey, CA 93940

Katie Rivera

Heather Cheatham

Fax: 831.392.3449

North Monterey County Unified School District

13994 Castroville Blvd.
Castroville, CA 95012

Maureen Vanderpool

831.633.6168 x101
Fax: 831.633.3341

Pacific Grove Unified School District

435 Hillcrest Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Clare Davies

Fax: 831.646.6522

Salinas City Elementary School District

840 S. Main St.
Salinas, CA 93901

Petra Martinez Diaz

Fax: 831.753.4794

Salinas Union High School District

431 W. Alisal St.
Salinas, CA 93901

Jennifer Smith

Fax: 831.796.7033

San Antonio Union School District

67550 Lockwood-Jolon Rd.
Lockwood, CA 93932

Pamela Gildersleeve-Hernandez

Fax: 831.385.4240

San Ardo Union School District

62428 Center St.
San Ardo, CA 93450

Catherine Reimer

Fax: 831.627.2078

San Lucas Union School District

53675 San Benito St.
San Lucas, CA 93954

Jessica Riley

Fax: 831.382.4088

Santa Rita Union School District

57 Russell Rd.
Salinas, CA 93906

Nadene Dermody

831.443.7200 x1210
Fax: 831.442.1791

Soledad Unified School District

1261 Metz Rd.
Soledad, CA 93960

Nathan Moreno

Fax: 831.678.3646

South Monterey County Joint Union High School District

800 Broadway St.
King City, CA 93930

Jonathan Sison

Fax: 831.385.0695

Spreckels Union School District

130 Railroad Ave.
Spreckels, CA 93962

Tammi Amon

831.455.2550 x161

831.455.8936 x242

Washington Union School District

43 San Benancio Rd.
Salinas, CA 93908

Carissa Edeza

831.484.9691 x202
Fax: 831.484.5666


Kenyon Hopkins, M.S.

SELPA Executive Director
Phone: 831.755.0342

Irenea Herrera

SELPA Administrative Assistant
Phone: 831.755.0342

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