Mission Statement

  • In Cajon Valley we believe that our job is to prepare students with disabilities to be independent, self determining, productive members of society. Our goals is that student's with disabilities possess the academic, vocational and interpersonal skills necessary to be meaningfully connected to the community and live a high quality of life.

    We believe that:

    • All children have the right to learn in the least restrictive environment which meets their needs and provides maximum interaction with all peer groups.
    • Children are best taught in educational settings which prepare them for their roles and responsibilities in society.
    • All learning will take place in a positive, reinforcing, safe environment which nurtures social responsibility and respect for diversity.
    • All children will have access to a continuum of programs and instructional services that meet their individual needs.
    • The child will be the central focus of all educational decision making.

Contact Us

  • Special Education Department
    Cajon Valley Union School District
    750 E. Main Street
    El Cajon, CA 92020

    Mailing Address

    P.O. Box 1007
    El Cajon, CA  92022-1007

    Fax: 619.588.3673

    Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Jenine Henry
    Director II
    619.588.3265

    Jeanne Goff
    Administrative Assistant for Jenine Henry
    619.588.3265

    Jeremy Boerner
    Special Ed Coordinator
    Mild/Moderate Programs
    Behavior Intervention Classes
    619.588.3055

    Caitlyn Rodrigues
    Secretary for Jeremy Boerner
    619.588.3055

    Jennifer McSparran
    Special Ed Coordinator
    Moderate/Severe Programs
    Related Services
    619.588.3054

    Linda Mercurio
    Secretary for Jennifer McSparran
    619.588.3054

    Dawn Friesen
    Special Ed Coordinator
    Day Treatment Program
    NPS Program
    Mental Health Program
    619.588.3053

    Iman Degano
    Special Ed Coordinator
    Empower Academy
    619.593.5211

    Dan Saleem
    Secretary for Dawn Friesen & Iman Degano
    619.588.3053

    Amy Archer
    Program Specialist
    Mild/Moderate Programs
    Behavior Intervention Classes
    Day Treatment Program
    619.588.3055

    Sarah Otte-Phillips
    Program Specialist
    Moderate/Severe Programs
    619.588.3054

    Stacy Moyer 
    Program Specialist
    Mild/Moderate Programs
    619.588.3054

    Tahnee Schon
    Accountant
    619.588.3152

    Chasity Liew
    Accounting Assistant
    619.588.3011