Interviewing for MVWSD Special Education Director

Thanks to everyone who participated in the parent focus group for selecting a new Director of Special Education and Student Services for the Mountain View Whisman School District!

The Learning Challenges Committee has been charged with selecting 3 parents to serve on the interviewing committee. Interviews will take place soon, on Monday, April 13, and will likely take all day. If you have the time to serve as an interviewer and the interest, please reply to this email as we will be making the selection very soon.

We are looking for an array of parents, a range of needs (some 504, some IEP, some mainstream, some SDC), different diagnoses, English Language Learners, etc. Any experience as an interviewer in another capacity is also a plus.

Thank you and hope to hear from you soon!

Do you know a child who needs extra help?

The Learning Challenges Resource Fair will be held on Friday, January 31 from 6-8 pm in the Crittenden Middle School Multi (1701 Rock Street, Mountain View).

Come find out about services for kids overcoming learning challenges. Included are over 30 providers offering a variety of summer programs, tutoring services, legal and financial advisers, art and music therapy, speech and occupational therapy and much more.

Sponsored by the Learning Challenges Committee of the LA-MV PTA Council,
Crittenden PTA and SELPA 1 CAC.

Update on site representatives

Learning Challenges Committee is still looking for site representatives at each school site in the area, to let parents know about us and to let parents know there’s a group around to help. Our current representatives are:
  • Slater preschool: Philip Lee
  • Castro: Agnes Charrel-Berthillier and Maria Rangel
  • Huff: Claire Quesnel-Oueini and Karen Storer
  • Landels: Diana Parksion
We still need representatives for MV High, LA High, Graham, Crittenden, Bubb, Monta Loma, Stevenson and Theuerkauf. It’s a simple but very important job!

Looking for site representatives

The Learning Challenges Committee is looking for site representatives at each school site in the area, to let parents know about us and to let parents know there’s a group around to help.

Here is the job description.

Campus Representative

Learning Challenge Committee / Special Ed PTA  [MVWSD]

  • Introduce yourself to Principal, PTA Board, & Site Council on your campus before school starts in August.
  • Provide contact info of yourself & of the LCC to the above people as well as the school secretary for referral & to be included in the school directory.
  • Join your school PTA, attend PTA meetings, and work with the PTA board on learning challenge issues & programs on your campus. (We can ask each PTA Board to create an appointed position of LCC Rep for their campus.)
  • Be an active PTA member on your campus as much as you can.
  • Be available to talk to other parents of students with learning challenges. (*Due to privacy concerns, other parents need to come to you or be referred to you by the school with their permission. This why you need to be highly visible at school wide meetings and be introduced by the PTA president or school principal.)
  • Meet with the Principal within the first month of each semester to discuss learning challenge concerns on your campus. Be an advocate for LC students on your campus.
  • Attend LCC planning meetings to represent your campus and to help with district wide concerns and programs.
  • Be the liaison between your school PTA & LCC.
  • Recruit the LCC rep for your campus for next school year & submit the name to the PTA Board.