San Leandro USD

Tradition and Innovation

Special Education

Department of Special Education

The purpose of Special Education is to provide a high quality, safe and inclusive educational program that support students with special needs to reach their full academic and behavioral potential in preparation for life and success in college and career through specialized services provided, to the maximum extent possible and appropriate, in the general education learning environment. 

Special Education Program Beliefs

  • Effective general education is the key to improving special education.
  • Collaboration among educators leads to improved student achievement.
  • Each student has the right to a challenging, rewarding and inclusive education.
  • All students can learn and it is our responsibility to ensure that they do.

Special Education Strategic Plan

Colleen Palia
Director of Special Education 

Kevin Nazario
Assistant Director of Special Education 

Theresa Gonzalez
Administrative Assistant510-667-3507 

Sandra Bueno-Salas
Office Technician510-667-3534

Business Hours:
Monday – Friday8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Phone: 510-667-3507
Fax: 510-297-0508

2255 Bancroft Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577