Tassajara Hills Elementary School

Your Team


“We have no special needs children. 

Just children… with special needs.”

~ Uwe Maurer




Each member of your child’s team brings a unique perspective and expertise that contribute to a comprehensive plan designed to meet the child’s needs. Below are the major players, along with descriptions of their roles and responsibilities.


Your Child

At the age of 16, your child becomes a legally recognized part of his advocacy team and will give input into the development of their own plan.

YOU, the Parent

Parents of the child with a disability are vital members of the IEP team, with an expertise to contribute like no one else’s.

General Education Teacher(s)

The general education teacher has a great deal to offer, including information on the curriculum in the general education classroom; aids, services, or changes to the educational program that could enhance learning; and strategies to help with behavior, if behavior is an issue. The general ed teacher may also discuss supports that may help the child reach his annual goals, progress in the general curriculum, and participate in non-academic activities.

Special Education/Resource Teacher

Contributes important information and experience about how to educate children with learning disabilities, including: accommodations and modifications of the curriculum to help your child learn; supplementary aids and services that the child may need to succeed in the classroom and elsewhere; and other aspects of individualizing instruction to meet your child’s unique needs. Additionally, this person may team teach with the general education teacher; work with your child in the general classroom, in a resource room, or in a support services class devoted to children receiving special education services; and work with other school staff, particularly the general education teacher, to provide expertise about addressing your child’s unique needs.

A School District Representative

This person has the power to authorize and approve school resources for your child and is qualified to provide or supervise special education services/

Various Specialists

This includes Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Assistive Technology Specialists, School Psychologists, and Paraprofessionals.


Non-Discrimination Statement

San Ramon Valley Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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