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Contact InfoRmation

Siobhan Dill, Executive Director, Specialized Services

Golden Hills Education Center, Building 2
2460 Clay Bank Road
Fairfield, CA 94533

Phone: (707) 399-4867

E-mail: sdill@solanocoe.net


Kira Levin, Secretary/Program Analyst:

Phone: (707) 399-4867

E-mail: klevin@solanocoe.net

Clarissa Tuttle, Director of Special Education

Golden Hills Education Center, Building 2
2460 Clay Bank Road
Fairfield, CA 94533

Phone: (707) 399-4851

E-mail: ctuttle@solanocoe.net


Olivia Scalcini, Secretary/Program Analyst

Phone: (707) 399-4865

E-mail: oscalcini@solanocoe.net

Ilah Feeney, Program Administrator for Special Education

Irene Larsen Center
1707 California Drive
Vacaville, CA 95687

Phone: (707) 646-7651

E-mail: ifeeney@solanocoe.net

Program Supervision:

  • Irene Larsen Center
    • Me Too Program
    • Preschool
  • Alamo Elementary School
  • Browns Valley Elementary School
  • Sierra Vista K-8 School
  • Markham Elementary School
  • Travis Elementary School

Katrina Lopez, School Secretary

Phone: (707) 646-7650
Fax: (707) 451-8702

E-mail: klopez@solanocoe.net

Deana Vanderhoof, Program Administrator for Special Education

Irene Larsen Center
1707 California Drive
Vacaville, CA 95687

Phone: (707) 646-7679
Fax: (707) 452-0836

E-mail: dvanderhoof@solanocoe.net

Program Supervision:

  • Dixon Adult Program
  • Dixon High School
  • Higgins Elementary
  • Silveyville Preschool
  • Vacaville Adult Program at Larsen Center
  • Vacaville High School
  • Will C. Wood High School
  • Jepson Middle School

Allison Hostler, School Secretary

Phone: (707) 646-7679 
Fax: (707) 452-0836

E-mail: ahostler@solanocoe.net

Pamela Brinkerhoff, Program Administrator for Special Education

T. C. McDaniel Center
1895 Woolner Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533

Phone: (707) 646-7620
Fax: (707) 422-4315

E-mail: pbrinkerhoff@solanocoe.net

Program Supervision:

  • T. C. McDaniel Center
    • Preschool
  • Anna Kyle Elementary School
  • Dan O. Root Elementary School
  • K.I. Jones Elementary School
  • K.I. Jones SCIL
  • Grange Middle School
  • Green Valley Middle School
  • Mary Farmar Elementary School
  • Benicia Middle School
  • Benicia Bridge Adult Program

Susan Bingtan, School Secretary

Phone: (707) 646-7620
Fax: (707) 422-4315

E-mail: sbingtan@solanocoe.net

Sheri Jepperson, Program Administrator for Special Education

Golden Hills Education Center, Building 1
2460 Clay Bank Road
Fairfield, CA 94533

Phone: (707) 399-4859
Fax: (707) 428-7221

E-mail: sjepperson@solanocoe.net

Program Supervision:

  • Armijo High School
  • Fairfield High School
  • Fairfield Adult Program at Fairfield-Suisun Adult School
  • Fairfield Adult Program at Golden Hills Educational Center

Kathleen Wachob, School Secretary

Phone: (707) 399-4858
Fax: (707) 428-7221

E-mail: kwachob@solanocoe.net

Dianne Skaggs,
Student Information Specialist

(707) 399-4868
dskaggs@solanocoe.net

Special Education Department

VISION: All children will have an equal opportunity to discover and share their abilities and gifts fully, thereby enriching the world.

MISSION: The Solano County Office of Education's special education programs will provide all students and their families with the support, education, and advocacy needed to reach their greatest potential and participate fully in the community. To realize this vision and accomplish our mission we commit to the following essential elements:

1. PROGRAMS WILL PROVIDE:

    • environments which are creative, safe, healthy, and inclusive
    • opportunities to develop meaningful relationships
    • access to both core and individualized curriculum
    • settings and materials that are age-appropriate
    • a range of quality service options

2. INSTRUCTION WILL:

    • be individualized
    • be based upon specific agreed upon meaningful outcomes
    • include a variety of strategies based on current research and best practice
    • provide students with choices
    • emphasize intensive levels of time on task
    • infuse positive behavioral interventions
    • include measures of instructional effectiveness
    • continually challenge our expectations for students
    • provide access to appropriate technology

3. WE WILL PLACE THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS AND FAMILIES AT THE CENTER OF OUR EFFORTS BY:

    • including families as partners
    • maximizing family involvement
    • treating families with respect, compassion, and understanding
    • recognizing and utilizing their knowledge, experience, and skills
    • honoring their contributions, dreams, advocacy, culture, and commitment to their children's learning
    • providing families with a useful understanding of the system

4. ALL STAFF ARE VALUED AS MEMBERS OF A LEARNING COMMUNITY COMMITTED TO PROGRAM QUALITY AND CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT. THIS COMMITMENT IS DEMONSTRATED BY:

    • working collaboratively
    • developing and sharing resources
    • celebrating growth and successes
    • utilizing individual skills
    • ongoing professional growth and development
    • supporting each other
    • supporting risk taking
    • using proper body mechanics and universal precautions

5. IN SUPPORT OF OUR MISSION WE WILL PURSUE MEANINGFUL PARTNERSHIPS BY ESTABLISHING:

    • a coordinated system of service delivery that supports meaningful outcomes from birth to age 22
    • inter-agency agreements
    • working relationships with business and community organizations
    • positive and productive working partnerships with school communities