Manhattan Beach Unified School District

Skip to main content
Mobile Menu Toggle

Home

Manhattan Beach Unified School District
Vision and Mission of the Special Education Department 

The Vision of the SPED Department of MBUSD is to prepare our students to be valued and contributing members of our community. They will develop confidence, self-awareness, independence, connectedness, self-advocacy, in order to lead a self determined, fulfilled life.
 
The Mission of the SPED Department of MBUSD is to prepare all of our students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing society. We will continually strive for excellence in a student centered learning environment that includes highly engaging, differentiated instruction and utilizes and harnesses all available resources. We will work with all stakeholders to empower our students with the ability to self manage in order to develop and sustain meaningful relationships in all areas of their lives. 
Special Education Department Staff
Office Number: 310-318-7345
Dr. Kristopher Vegas
Director of Special Education
Click here for Special Ed Staff by school site
X5919
Kim Johnson
Director of Children's Services
Click here for information on Manhattan Beach Preschool
x5524
Emily Allen
District Psychologist
x5921
 
 
Samantha Pena
Special Ed. Dept. Assistant
SEIS Operator
SpEd Record Requests
x5919

MaryJo Griss
Office Specialist
Transportation
Purchasing
x5928

Kristi Contreras
Special Education Teacher / Private School Assessor
 
 
 
 
Adair Teller
Program Specialist
Meadows, Grand View, & Pennekamp Schools
 
Andrew Kilpatrick
Program Specialist
MCHS, Pacific, Robinson Schools
 
 
Maria Waul
Program Specialist 
MBMS, RTC / NPS