• 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. 
    MCOE SELPA Procedural Safeguards for Parents and Children with IEPs
    Steve Gonzalez, Ed.D.
    Director of Special Education
    Ph: (831) 624-1546, ext. 2010
    Fax: 831 620-1052

    Sharon Setliff
    Administrative Assistant
    Ph: (831) 624-1546, ext. 2011
    Fax: (831) 620-1052

    Karen Neville
    School Psychologist
    Carmel High/Carmel River & Captain Cooper Elementary
    Ph: (831) 624-1546, ext. 2013
    Fax: (831) 620-1052

    Cait Conheim
    School Psychologist
    Carmel Middle/Tularcitos Elementary/Carmel Child Development
    Ph: (831) 624-1546, ext. 2012
    Fax: (831) 620-1052