Special Education Department

1702 North Alamo Street
San Antonio, Texas  78215

Phone: (210) 225-2406
Fax: (210) 225-2842

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Department of Special Education Services
  • Ben at TSHA
    Ben Carranco at the PRC Booth at TSHA (Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association) demonstrating the use of a high end communication device.
  • Supervisors
    Department of Special Education Teacher Specialists & Supervisors
  • APE
    Adapted Physical Education Teacher Specialists
  • VAC
    Vocational Adjustment Coordinators
  • Secretaries
    Department of Special Education Secretaries & Clerks
  • Assessment
    Department of Special Education Assessment Staff

Our Philosophy and Mission Statement

Special Education is an integral part of the total educational program, which assures all students a free appropriate public education. This inclusive philosophy endorses the concepts that:

  • Students with disabilities will be educated with their non-disabled peers to the greatest extent possible within the least restrictive environment.
  • All students, regardless of disabilities will be provided access to the general curriculum in accordance to their individual needs.

Appropriate curriculum modifications will be provided for any student with disabilities whose individual needs cannot be met through the state's required curriculum elements. Instructional services will be provided which allows for learning in an environment that is most appropriate and least restrictive to meet the student's needs.

Contact Us

 SAISD Special Education

Dr.Vangie Aguilera Senior Executive Director
Rose Pastrano Director, Community and Parent Outreach
Stefanie Keller-Perkins Director, Elementary, Speech, Behavior Units
Anna Frederick

Director, ALE, APE, and PPCD

Cindy Terrell Director, Data & Fiscal Management
Dr. Lydia Bartlett Director, Secondary, State Assessment and AYVP
Maria Cervera Director, Secondary, R180/Sys44
Beth Nawrocki Jones Director, Psychological Services & Behavior Support
Linda Kochheiser Director, Elementary, RDSPD, Related Services, SLE
Gina Flores Facilitator, Hospital/Homebound 

Special Education: Building Support for Students with Disabilities