Special Education

Special Education Leadership

Lourdes Flores
Executive Director of Special Education
Taye Anavhe
Administrator of Special Education
Special Education Staff include the following:
    • Executive Director of Special Education
    • Director of Special Education
    • Coordinator
    • ­Psychologists (10)
    • Program specialists (4)
    • Secretarial staff
    • Adaptive Physical Education teachers
Program Specialists


Cell Phone


School Sites

Chatman, Rochelle

(424) 344-8487



La Tijera

Harper, Joy

(424) 340-4353


Centinela, Pre-School

Harvey, Estis

(323) 392-2998


Inglewood High, Inglewood Cont., Parent, Warren Lane

Hughes, John

(310) 912-1949


Payne, Bennett-Kew, Worthington

Morales, Maria

(424) 340-4682


Woodworth/Monroe, Highland

Romero, Hortencia

(424) 340-4685


Oak Street, Kelso

McBride, Shawana

(323) 506-7931


Hudnall, Crozier, City Honors

School Site Special Education Staff
  • Special Day Class teachers in all schools
  • School nurses and nurse technicians

Southwest Special Education Local Planning Area (SELPA)
The Inglewood Unified School District is part of the Southwest SELPA. In Southwest SELPA, school district superintendents meet to determine how to implement State Special Education mandates. The SELPA Director provides consultation services to Special Education directors, expedites placing students throughout SELPA schools as needed, assists with solving difficult problems, and provides resources and training.


Services Offered:
    • Special Education services for students in all IUSD schools in several classroom settings
    • Other Special Education services for students who are severely emotionally disturbed, emotionally disturbed, blind, deaf, autistic, and with multiple handicaps—in IUSD Schools, LACOE schools, Southwest SELPA schools, and nonpublic schools.
    • Language and speech pathologist services
    • Child Find services
    • School nurses and nurse technicians
    • Adaptive Physical Education
    • Occupational Therapy services
    • Counseling services
    • Southwest SELPA participation
Special Education services offered within IUSD schools include the following classroom settings:
Resource Specialist Program (RSP): Students who experience learning difficulties in one or more subject areas (as measured by formal assessments and identified in their IEP’s) are part of the Resource Specialist Program (RSP). These students attend general education classes and are taught by credentialed special education teachers in the deficit subject area. There are RSP programs at all Inglewood schools.
Special Day Class (SDC): Students who are Learning Handicapped or have other handicapping conditions are taught in Special Day Class (SDC) and can be mainstreamed into general education as specified by their Individualized Education Plan (IEP). There are SDC classes at all Inglewood schools.
Learning Handicapped students are those who function 2 or more grade-level years below their actual ability as measured by formal assessments and identified in their IEP’s.
Severely Handicapped (SH) students are developmentally delayed as measured by formal assessments and identified in their IEP’s. Their delays range from mild to severe. They are usually taught in an SH classroom.
Auxiliary Services
  • Language and speech pathologists from LACOE
Other Special Education Services

Other types of Special Education services are offered to students with the following handicapping conditions: Severely Emotionally disturbed, Emotionally disturbed, Blind, Deaf, Multiple Handicaps, Autism, and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). These students are served in IUSD schools, LACOE schools, or Southwest SELPA schools. If the student’s condition is of such severity that we cannot serve them in the above schools, the student may be referred to a nonpublic school.

Child Find

Through the Child Find process, the Inglewood Unified School District Special Education Department informs parents of Special Education services that are available and the procedures through which the services can be obtained. Parents are encouraged to ask for Special Education assessments in writing at their home schools.

Counseling Services

Designated instructional services (DIS) counseling is provided to students at school sites by psychologists and outside agencies.