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 Special Education Department Chair

Diana Pew

Berry, Gilbert
Duplay, Mike
Hancock, Jacob
Johnson, Gregory
Pessa, Rebecca
Pew, Diana
Reichert, Steve
Ruggiero, Michael
Assistant Principal
Short, Claude
Smith, Melvin
Stephens, Dawn
VonBehren, David
Special Education

Mission Statement

The following is how the Special Education Department will support the mission of Yucca Valley High School.


Special Education Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Yucca Valley High School special education department is to support all students with special needs, their teachers, and their parents. We work to support students withtheir individual academic, personal, and career goals to successfully transition to postsecondary endeavors while promoting the least restrictive environment possible. In doing so, we strive to increase students’ academic and basic skills by supporting their daily efforts within the school environment.

This mission statement will be used to:

1.      Guide the Special Education Department decision making.

2.      Guide special education teacher instruction and planning.

3.      Guide special education case manager responsibilities.

Special Education at Yucca Valley High School


  Diana Pew, Department Chair, dpew@yvhs.net
Leslie Wilson, School Psychologist, lwilson@yvhs.net


Phone 760-365-3391
Fax: 760-365-1845

Yucca Valley High School provides a broad range of services to support the Individual Education Programs of its students receiving specialized academic instruction. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or concerns.

IEP notification: Beginning the 2013-2014 school year, all annual and tri-annual IEP meetings at Yucca Valley High School will be scheduled on Tuesday’s, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Meeting notices will be mailed after case carriers make contact by phone, mail, or email to schedule a meeting.

  Links to forms and information:
  Notice of Procedural Safeguards Select link below to access pdf
  Procedural Safeguards
  Available Translations of Procedural Safeguards