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Special Education Overview

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About Our Program

The Special Education division of the Santa Barbara County Education Office is comprised of several departments that provide services to students with unique needs.  Our programs and services include Early Start, Special Education Preschool, Regional Center, direct service to districts, and WorkAbility. 

We believe in the voice of the family, the view of the student, and the desire of the community to support students and enhance the student experience and learning.

Programs and Services:

Early Start

Special Education Preschool

Regional Services

Other community resources


About Direct Service Districts

SBCEO provides all Special Education services for students enrolled in small districts with fewer than 900 students and provides additional contracted services at the request of the District Superintendent.

Cold Spring School District 
Superintendent: Dr. Amy Alzina
(805) 969-2678

Cuyama Unified School District 
Superintendent: Alfonso Gamino
(661) 766-2482

Montecito Union School District 
Superintendent: Dr. Anthony Ranii
(805) 969-3249


Parent Notification

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Kirsten Escobedo
Associate Superintendent
(805) 964-4710, ext. 5410

Calisa Castillo
(805) 922-0334, ext. 2326

Andrew Evans
(805) 922-0334 ext. 2312

Ashley Johnson
(805) 964-4710, ext. 5415

Sharie Strasburger
(805) 922-0334, ext. 2309

Armando Uribe 
(805) 741-7668