Special Education Administrative Unit


Special education is instruction that is specially designed to meet the unique needs of children from birth to age 22 who have disabilities. This is done at no cost to the parents. Special education can include special instruction in the child’s general education classroom, in a special education classroom, or in other settings. This definition of special education comes from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

To refer a child suspected of being disabled or for more information on special education services, contact your local school district. For further assistance or information, please call (209) 736-6020, Veronica Ferdin, Administrative Secretary. If  you need to send a fax for records request, please put attention Lesley Heckers, Information Analyst. SELPA/AU Department fax # 209-736-6048

If you have questions regarding the following Calaveras County Office of Education Special Education Programs please call the following clerical staff members:



Title Name Phone # Email
Administrative Secretary II to the SELPA Director Veronica Ferdin 209-736-6020 vferdin@ccoe.k12.ca.us
Program Secretary III -Preschool Timini Highfill 209-736-6016 thighfill@ccoe.k12.ca.us
Information Analyst Lesley Heckers 209-736-6021 lheckers@ccoe.k12.ca.us
Transition Secretary/Vocational Tech. Anna Crandall 209-736-6036




Title Name Phone # Email
Assistant Superintendent/ SELPA Director Janine Schumann 209-736-6040
NPS/Transition Program Manager Sarah Goodman 209-736-6057 sgoodman@ccoe.k12.ca.us
Preschool Program Manager Laura Machado 209-736-6058 lmachado@ccoe.k12.ca.us




Title Name Phone # Email
Program Specialist
Vacant 209-736-6042  
Board Certified Behavior Analyst Kim Deiro 209-736-6070 kdeiro@ccoe.k12.ca.us
Behavioral Health Clinician Susan Rezin 209-736-6081 srezin@ccoe.k12.ca.us
Behavioral Health Clinician Robin Gavoor 209-736-6076 rgavoor@ccoe.k12.ca.us
Lead School Psychologist Jen Clark 209-736-6066 jclark@ccoe.k12.ca.us