Welcome to the Special Education Department

  • We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our families whose children are provided with specialized support services.

    If you are new to our district and need information regarding Special Education services, you may contact the school your student will be attending or contact the Special Education Department at the District Office. Please be prepared to provide us with your student's most recent evaluation(s) and Individual Education Plan (IEP) to help the transition process go smoothly.

    Special Education Services include the following:

    • School Psychologists
    • Speech/Language Pathologists
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Behavior Specialists
    • Instructional Aides
    • Collaboration and partnerships with Monterey County Office of Education Special Education Department and Services (Monterey County SELPA), Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, and Pacific Grove Unified School District.

    Parent/Child Rights / Derechos de los padres/niños
    MCOE SELPA Procedural Safeguards for Parents and Children with IEPs

Contact Us

  • Steve Gonzalez, Ed.D.
    Director II
    Special Education

    Ph: (831) 624-1546, ext. 2010
    Fax: (831) 620-1052

    Sharon Setliff
    Administrative Secretary II
    Special Education 
    Ph: (831) 624-1546, ext. 2011
    Fax: (831) 620-1052
    Leslie King
    School Psychologist
    Carmel High | Carmel Valley High | Carmel River Elementary | Captain Cooper Elementary
    Ph: (831) 624-1546, ext. 2013
    Fax: (831) 620-1052
    Cait Conheim
    School Psychologist
    Carmel Middle | Tularcitos Elementary | Carmel Child Development Center
    Ph: (831) 624-1546, ext. 2012
    Fax: (831) 620-1052