Special Education


The Santa Barbara Unified School District’s vision is that students with disabilities will reach their full potential as members of society. The district embraces parents/guardians as collaborative partners in a process that promotes trust and respect. Each student shall be treated as a unique individual and shall receive a free and appropriate inclusive education through the use of best practices based on scientific research.

Special Education Rights of Parents and Children and Notice of Procedural Safeguards


Dr. Frann Wageneck Assistant Superintendent fwageneck@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6262
John Schettler Director jschettler@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6248
Arielle Curry Program Facilitator acurry@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6211
Jamie Carpio Program Facilitator jcarpio@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6215
Armando Uribe Program Facilitator auribe@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6209
Michelle Wright Program Facilitator mwright@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6332
Dr. Louisa Wood Board Certified Behavior Specialist lbwood@sbunified.org (805) 729-7962
Jermaine Powell Board Certified Behavior Specialist jpowell@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6271
Chris Osborn Board Certified Behavior Specialist cosborn@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6271
Julie Howard Data Specialist jhoward@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6284
Sofia Rubalcava Translator/Interpreter srubalcava@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6285
Anelix Diaz-Quinones Translator/Interpreter adiaz-quinones@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6258
Kristi Hann Administrative Secretary III khann@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6224
Emily Torres Staff Secretary etorres@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x6252