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. The Parent Resources link lists helpful organizations 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!
DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT SERVICES STAFF
Susan Molesworth, Director
Cheryl Wescovich, Administrative Assistant
Kathleen Hodgins, District Child Find Coordinator/Case Manager
Heather Yenawine, Positive Behavior Specialist/Psychometrist
Deborah Marshall, Visually Impaired Teacher/Psychometrist
Amy Champagne, Preschool Case Manager/Speech Language Pathologist
Margaret Nielsen, Preschool Teacher