Kay Altizer, Director of Special Education
Cassandra Powell, Secretary
2020 Bonar Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: (510) 644-6210
Fax: (510) 644-6211
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
To create and sustain an educational community where each child, respecting of his or her exceptionalities:
- Is welcomed
- Is valued,
- Is appropriately supported,
- Is safe,
- Is an equal participant, and
- Is expected and challenged to learn and achieve.
|Name||Position||All emails are||Phone|
|Kay Altizer||Director, Special Education||firstnamelastname@||644-6210|
|Cathi Hackbarth||Administrative Coordinator||berkeley.net||644-8913|
|Cassandra Powell||Administrative Assistant||644-6210|
|Cathie Stillman||Accounting Technician||644-6212|
|Ly Vo||Records Clerk||644-4589|
|Elaine Eger||Program Supervisor||644-6210|
|Lisa Graham||Program Supervisor||644-6210|
|Diane Colburn||BHS Program Supervisor||644-8988|
|Gwen Augstin||Program Supervisor||644-6210|
|Jane Kaer||TSA Resource Specialist||644-6210|
Extent/type of support services provided
Each students’ IEP determines the level/type of support needed, including support which may be necessary for school personnel. Extent/type of services questions are best answered on a case-by-case basis.
The North Region SELPA is a multi-district SELPA (Special Education Local Area Plan) located in Northern Alameda County which includes Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emery and Piedmont Unified School Districts. It provides resources to districts and parents, including updates on parent and educator workshops, committee news and items of interest to teachers and parents.
The Berkeley Special Education Parents Network (BSPED) (http://www.bsped.org or phone Jill Herschman 510-290-3798) represents families of students in the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) who have special educational needs. BSPED goals are to:
- advocate for disabled students in the district
- share information and resources
- provide support for families of disabled students by helping to ensure that all eligible students receive appropriate services.