As a single district Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA), the Kern High School District is responsible for ensuring high quality special education programs and services at our 18 comprehensive high school sites and at numerous special centers to promote the educational success of students with disabilities. There is a commitment to excellence and a belief that all students can learn and become responsible members of our community.

Administrative Team

Sandy Niday Special Education & SELPA Director
(661) 827-3273
 Jim Bennett Supervising Administrator
(661) 827-3273
 Lee Ramos AP Administration: 
(661) 397-5720
 Alan Mattlin Coordinator: 
(661) 589-5705
Kevin Haymond Coordinator 
(661) 827-3273
Holly Mell  Coordinator
(661) 827-3273
Chad Blain  Coordinator:  

Ruggenberg Career Center
(661) 366-4401
Kristina Treadwell  Teacher on Special Assignment
AT Specialist — SCC
(661) 366-4401
Misty Krugman  Coordinator:
Schuetz Career Center
(661) 827-4800
Raquell Jones  Assistant Director of Budget 
(661) 827-3273
Gayle Rock  Teacher on Special Assignment:

Student Advocate 
(661) 827-3273
Jordan Morales  Teacher on Special Assignment:
Professional Development  
(661) 827-3273
Greg Hicks  Teacher on Special Assignment:
Continuation Schools, Private Schools 
(661) 827-3273
Melissa Jimenez  Lead Psychologist, 504
(661) 827-3273