Special Education Home

Porterville Unified School District
Special Education
600 W Grand Avenue
Porterville CA, 93257
(559) 793-2488
Welcome to the PUSD Special Education Department website. This website was created to assist those wanting to learn more about special education at PUSD and to serve as an informative resource for our community.

Our mission is to provide appropriate, high quality, evidence-based supports, instruction, and services to students, staff, and families of students with disabilities.  PUSD is committed to creating opportunities for each student to be successful and productive citizens.  Each comprehensive PUSD site offers a special education case manager and various support staff to assist in identifying and supporting special education students.

Although information and resources will continue to be added and updated, it is our hope that parents, staff and community stakeholders find this website useful providing resources that result in positive outcomes for all students with disabilities.
Administrative Staff
Director of Student Services and Special Education
Diane Rankin
(559) 793-2473
Student Services Secretary
Melissa Duran
(559) 793-2488
Special Education Secretary
Courtney Mitchell
(559) 793-2499
Special Education Program Manager
Carey J. Sanders
(559) 793-2446
Special Education Program Manager 
Marisol Robles
(559) 793-2427
Special Education Program Specialist
Imelda Pacheco
(559) 793-2464
Special Education Program Specialist
Lachele Edwards
(559) 793-2464
Special Education Program Specialist
Alma Cristina Williams
(559) 793-2465