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About Our Program

  • The Special Education division of the Santa Barbara County Education Office is comprised of three departments provides 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

Parent Notification


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

    Cathy DeLaurentis
    Director - North County
    (805) 922-0334, ext. 2308

    Andrew Evans
    Coordinator-Lompoc and North County
    (805) 922-0334 ext. 2312

    Reiko Guy
    Coordinator -  Lompoc, South County, and Early Start
    (805) 964-4710, ext. 5415

    Samantha Mullins 
    Coordinator – North County
    (805) 922-0334 ext. 2306