Welcome to the Department of Student Services!
Our department oversees the placement and programming of students ages 3-21 in the district who are eligible to receive special education services. The Long Beach School District is dedicated in providing a quality education for all students with disabilities through a continuum of services.
Our preschool department provides itinerant speech/language and special education services in a variety of locations, including Head Start, local preschools, and in our department.
Our special education teachers ensure that students with disabilities are educated with their non-disabled peers to the maximum extent possible. We believe that all children can learn, even those with the most severe disabilities.
Please take a look at the Child Find link to learn how the referral process works if a disability is suspected. You can also learn how the Long Beach School District has performed in a variety of areas related to students with disabilities in the District Performance link. The Parent Resources link will give you some helpful information and websites.
Thank you for visiting our webpage! Please feel free to contact us at 864-8085 if you have any questions about our department!
Susan Molesworth, Director
Cheryl Wescovich, Administrative Assistant
Kathleen Hodgins, Case Manager
Heather Yenawine, Positive Behavior Specialist/Psychometrist
Deborah Marshall, Psychometrist
Amy Champagne, Preschool Case Manager/Speech Language Pathologist
Margaret Nielsen, Preschool Teacher