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Special Education

Department Co-Chairs

Mr. Yu and Mrs. Hammond

Special Education Faculty

Contact Shan Ahmadi  Shan Ahmadi Teacher
Contact S Baluch  S Baluch (562) 423-1471 ex: 2842 Teacher
Contact Steve Barrett  Steve Barrett (562) 423-1471 ex: 2257 Dean of Students - BESTT/JMAC/Special Education
Contact Annee Boyer  Annee Boyer (562) 423-1471 ex: 2256 Teacher
Contact Mireya Cervantes  Mireya Cervantes School Psychologist - Wellness Center
Contact Jerry Clark  Jerry Clark (562) 423-1471 ex: 2737 Teacher
Contact Ide Dawn  Ide Dawn (562) 423-1471 ex: 2268 Teacher
Contact Lottie Dixon  Lottie Dixon (562) 997-8000 ex: EXT. 2273 Teacher
Contact Marietta Hammond  Marietta Hammond (562) 423-1471 ex: 2223 Teacher
Contact John Kane  John Kane (562) 423-1471 ex: 2729 Teacher
Contact Joanne Levy  Joanne Levy Teacher
Contact Janice Macon  Janice Macon Teacher
Contact Bridgette Myers  Bridgette Myers ex: 2132 School Psychologist
Contact Raymundo Rodriguez  Raymundo Rodriguez (562) 423-1471 ex: 2205 Vice-Principal
Contact Silvia Stuart  Silvia Stuart Teacher
Contact Robert Tomlin  Robert Tomlin Teacher
Contact Slater Williams  Slater Williams Teacher
Contact Daniel Yu  Daniel Yu CIE and Intervention Coordinator
Contact Alexandra Zuniga  Alexandra Zuniga (562) 423-1471 ex: 2133 Teacher

Mission Statement

Special Education promotes the mission of the Long Beach Unified School District for students at risk, including those with disabilities. Our job is to ensure the educational success of all students by having high expectations, a commitment to excellence, and a comprehensive program, confirming the belief that all students can learn and become responsible, productive members of a competitive society.

“Our kids can!”


The curriculum for Special Education is standards based. Teachers are required to adhere to individual department demands and attend core department meetings. Modifications are made on an individual student basis using supplemental material and SDAIE strategies to lower the affective filter that impedes student progress. Emphasis on manipulatives, realia, visuals and oral instructions assist students in understanding grade level material.  MS students follow an alternative curriculum that focuses on independent living skills and community based instructions.

Web Site Information

This page is maintained and updated by Mr. Yu and Mrs. Hammond