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Special Education

Department Chair
Contact Julian Urmson  Julian Urmson (925) 687-2030 ex: 8396 Educational Specialist

Julian Urmson attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo where, upon conclusion of his studies, a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Financial Management and a Minor in History where conferred upon him. He worked for Yardi Systems in Santa Barbara for a number of years before transitioning into the K-12 public education space. In 2011 he completed a mild/moderate education specialist instruction credential program at St. Mary's College of California. Upon completion, Julian was credentialed to teach mild/moderate special education spanning grades K-12 at public schools and non-public schools within California and has done so ever since. Concord High has been a home sweet home to Julian for four years and he is thrilled about teaching here for a fifth year. Julian recently completed a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and aims to apply some of his new found knowledge towards improving service delivery systems in place for students at Concord High School. When he is not teaching, he can can often be found gardening, practicing yoga, reading a good book, on the phone with a friend, or spending time with his family. 

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Special Education Mission Statement


Special Education Department


The district will refine its delivery of special education services to strengthen communication with families, improve assessment of the needs of children, and improve implementation of special education services. The district will provide in-service training to benefit administrators, teachers and assistants to establish a climate of acceptance for students with specials needs and to foster integration.

Essential Learning Outcomes

Academic Success

SDC English

SDC Intro to Algebra

SDC Algebra AB

SDC Algebra CD

SDC Biology

SDC Environmental Science

SDC History

Parent Information

Special Education Department Staff
Contact Rebecca Ainsworth  Rebecca Ainsworth (925) 687-2030 ex: 3310 School Psychologist
Contact Amy Barrow  Amy Barrow (925) 687-2030 ex: 8369 Co-Director, Academy World History, Academy Psychology, Academy Sociology
Contact Trevor Chatterton  Trevor Chatterton (925) 687-2030 ex: 8396 Educational Specialist
Contact Eric Diamond  Eric Diamond (925) 687-2030 ex: 3310 School Psychologist
Contact Heather Donohoe  Heather Donohoe (925) 687-2030 ex: 8369 Educational Specialist
Contact Deb Hartnett  Deb Hartnett (925) 687-2030 ex: 3335 Speech Pathologist
Contact Angela Large  Angela Large (925) 687-2030 ex: 8337 Educational Specialist
Contact Holly McCarthy  Holly McCarthy (925) 687-2030 ex: 8345 Inclusion Specialist - Magnet Program
Contact Shannon Shrestha  Shannon Shrestha (925) 687-2030 ex: 8363 Educational Specialist
Contact Joy Supplee  Joy Supplee (925) 687-2030 ex: 8336 SDC-LH Case Manager; SDC Science & SDC Math Teacher
Contact Timothy Timon  Timothy Timon (925) 687-2030 ex: 8349 Educational Specialist
Contact Julian Urmson  Julian Urmson (925) 687-2030 ex: 8396 Educational Specialist
Contact Cheryl Zappettini  Cheryl Zappettini (925) 687-2030 ex: 8376 Educational Specialist - Magnet Program