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Special Education Department
4661 Bernal Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 925.426.4293
Fax: 925.426.7146
Preschool Center
Early Start (ages 0-3)
925.462.3325 x4810
Marla Silversmith, Director
Colleen Palia, Assistant Director
Ann Brady, Administrative Secretary
Sue Martin, Office Specialist
Desmond Agbontaen, Account Tech
Emily Knaggs, PreK Program Specialist
Laura Kimpton,  Program Specialist
Lisa Padway, Program Specialist
Ken Hurst, Program Specialist
Joyelle McCarthy, Inclusion Specialist
Amy Brown, Resource Specialist
Ashley Sprader, Behavioral Specialist
Monica Knapp, Behavioral Specialist 
Emily Knaggs, Program Specialist, Preschool
Emily Knaggs, Coord. Early Start
(Infant Program ages 0-2) 925.462.3325 x4810
Jacquelyne Barker, WorkAbility
Valerie Matile, Career/Voc


Tri-Valley SELPA Local Education Agency Contact Information

Tri-Valley SELPA office

Kent Rezowalli, SELPA Director 925.426.9144
Lisa Lorentz, Exec. Secretary 925.426.9144
Sharon Kuhfal, Accountant 925.426.9143
FAX: 925.426.9142

Alameda County Office of Education

313 West Winton Avenue
Hayward, CA 94540
Robert Stout, Coordinator Special Education, 510.670.4558
Michelle Brooks, Program Assistant, 510.670.7736

Dublin Unified School District

7471 Larkdale Avenue
Dublin, CA 94568
Blaine Cowick, Sr. Director- Spec. Srvs, 925.828.2551 x8031
Jennifer Chiarelli, Assist. Director, 925.828.2551 x8014
Kathy Mayo, Program Specialist, 925.828.2551 x8037
Katie Stevenson, Program Specialist, 925.828.2551 xTBD

Livermore Joint Unified School District

685 East Jack London Boulevard
Dublin, CA 94550
MaryAnn Frates, Director- Special Education, 925.606.3286
Vicki Phillips, Assist. Director – Special Education, 925.606.3290
Pam Puro, Program Specialist, 925.454.5542
Mary Grace, Program Specialist, 925.606.3211
Mary Deleon, Program Specialist, 925.454.5542

Mountain House Elementary School District

Rt. 1, Box 32F
Byron, CA 94514
Marianne Griffith, Board Member, 209.835.2283
Gay Costa, Board Secretary, 209.835.2283

Pleasanton Unified School District

4661 Bernal Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Marla Silversmith, Director, Spec. Ed., 925.426.4293
Laura Kimpton, Program Specialist, 925.426.4293
Lisa Padway, Program Specialist, 925.426.4293
Ken Hurst, Program Specialist, 925.426.4293
Monica Knapp, Behavioral Specialist, 925.426.4293
Ashley Sprader, Behavioral Specialist, 925.426.4293
Joyelle McCarthy, Inclusion Specialist, 925.426.4293
Amy Brown, Resource Specialist, 925.426.4293

Sunol Glen School District

P.O. Box 568
Sunol, CA 94586
Molleen Barnes, Superintendent, 925.862.2026
Janet Boorujay, RS Teacher, 925.862.2026


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