Special Education

Cindy Uruburu
Special Education Lead, Administrative Lead for IEP Meetings
310-378-8471 x214
uruburuc@pvpusd.net

Allyson Klabe
Department Lead and RSP Teacher
310-378-8471 x616
klabea@pvpusd.net


Meet Our Special Education Staff


Important Course Decisions

At PV High we attempt to creatively design a program to meet each student’s needs. It is important to know the difference between the classes and which classes meet the A-G requirements. Course recommendations come from the middle school general education teachers and case carrier.

Typical Freshman Schedule

    • English
    • Math
    • Science
    • Physical Education
    • Elective
    • Elective

English Program

  • English 1 – A-G approved course, student is in the class independently.
  • English 1 Collaborative – A-G approved course, there is a general education English teacher and a special education
    teacher. MUST BE CONCURRENTLY ENROLLED IN GUIDED STUDY
  • Reading and Writing Skills 1 – NOT AG approved course – open to special education students only and taught by
    special education teacher. RSP course. We also offer a SDC version of the course as needed.

Math Program

Every student MUST pass Algebra in order to obtain a high school diploma.

  • Geometry – A-G approved course
  • Algebra 1 – A-G approved course
  • Essentials of Alg A – NOT A-G approved course
  • Essentials of Alg B – NOT A-G approved course
  • Consumer Math – NOT A-G approved course

Science Program

  • Biology – A-G approved course
  • Life Science – NOT A-G approved course

Electives

There is space in the Freshman schedule for two electives.

  • Visual and Performing Art – choose an A-G elective.
  • Guided Study – not an A-G approved course
  • AVID – A-G elective, not part of the special education program

Guided Study

Guided Study supports the student with accessing the general education curriculum by working on:

  • Additional instruction which addresses goals in the IEP
  • Organizational skills
  • Study skills
  • Self Advocacy
  • Behavior Support
  • Transition Goal Achievement
  • Assignments from other classes that require accommodations best applied in this setting.

Support

  • Guided Study
  • Bi-Weekly Grade Reports
  • Edmodo – Resource and Support
  • Page
  • Edmodo – Collaborative English
  • Page
  • Testing Center
  • Note taking Center

Accommodations/Modifications

  • The accommodations/modifications are reviewed every year.
  • Every year the team will determine if the accommodations are working; obtain feedback from the teachers to make sure
    that they are appropriate for the student.
  • Modifications alter the curriculum or testing environment – as a team everyone needs to understand this and make sure
    we are in agreement before making modifications.

Important Facts

  • A student MUST pass Algebra in order to earn a high school diploma.
  • A student MUST take two years of Physical Education in order to earn a high school diploma.
  • A – G Approved Courses
  • Transition Planning
  • Diploma vs – Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion

Specially designed program to prepare qualifying students to participate in a transition program through the age of 22.

FOCUS:

      • Functional Academic Skills
      • Social Skills
      • Activities of Daily Living
      • Executive Functioning Skills
      • Community Based Instruction

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Meet our Special Education Staff

Cindy Uruburu
Special Education Lead, Administrative Designee for IEP Meetings

uruburuc@pvpusd.net
310-378-8471 x252
Allyson Klabe Allyson Klabe
Department Lead and RSP teacher
Classes Taught: Essentials of Algebra,  Guided Study, Collaborative English 9, Collaborative English 10
Allyson is the Link Crew Coordinator also
klabea@pvpusd.net
310-378-8471 x616
Kelly Moriarty Kelly Moriarty
RSP teacher
Classes Taught: Life Science, Collaborative English 9, Guided Study
moriartyk@pvpusd.net
310-378-8471 x513
Colm Gallagher Colm Gallagher
RSP teacher
Classes Taught: Essentials of Algebra, Guided Study, Collaborative English 11,
Colm coaches the JV Boys and Girls Golf team also.
gallagherco@pvpusd.net
310-378-8471 x517
Leith Emery
RSP Teacher
Classes Taught: Guided Study, Collaborative RWS 4, RSP US/World History
emeryl@pvpusd.net
310-378-8471 x518
Shawn Verendia
RSP Teacher
Classes Taught: Guided Study, RWS 1,2 3, Collaborative English 9
verendias@pvpusd.net
310-378-8471 x223
Hasmine Belmonte Hasmine Belmonte
SDC Teacher
Classes Taught: SDC English, SDC History, SDC Science, Consumer Math, SDC Guided Study,
Hasmine’s program also spends time cooking, gardening and teaching life skills in the community.
Belmonteh@pvpusd.net
310-378-8471 x627
Angie Lauro
SDC Teacher
Classes Taught: SDC English, SDC History, SDC Science, Consumer Math, SDC Guided Study,
Angie’s program also spends time cooking, gardening and teaching life skills in the community.
lauroa@pvpusd.net
310-378-8471 x207
Dr. Loren Albeg

Dr. Loren Albeg
School Psychologist
albegl@pvpusd.net
310-378-8471 x218

Kristin Anderson
Speech and Language Pathologist
andersonk@pvpusd.net
310-378-8471 x 292
Shelly Aranda
Special Education Secretary
arandas@pvpusd.net
310-378-8471 x294
Patricia Petrucci, PV Life Skills Center
petrucci@pvpusd.net
310-378-8471 x719

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