Please refer any Special Education questions to


Our team is honored to serve the students and families of the Temple City Unified School District. The Special education department is dedicated to identifying, assessing and providing a free and appropriate public education to all students within the district from 3 to 22 years of age. Our staff utilizes evidence based best practices to support our students who may have disabilities, determined by an educational evaluation, and provide appropriate support and/or related services to those students.

These services are provided based on the individual needs of the student that are outlined in an Individualized Education Program (IEP).  The IEP team, of which the parent is an important member, determines the student’s eligibility and identifies appropriate accommodations and modifications, aides, services, and instruction considered necessary for the student to progress in school.

  • Our team is committed to providing families with parent rights/procedural safeguards to enhance their meaningful participation
  • The IEP team makes necessary changes in the child’s program

Special education includes both specially designed instruction and related services to provide eligible students to benefit from the educational programs and resources. Services are provided at no cost to parents. We provide a full range of program options to meet the educational service requirements of individuals with exceptional needs in the least restrictive environment (LRE).  The LRE is generally the setting most similar to the one attended by general education students.

6 Elements of IDEA

  • Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
  • Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  • Appropriate Evaluation
  • Parent and Teacher Participation
  • Procedural Safeguards 


Geoffrey Zamarripa
Director of Special Education
(626) 548-5020

Kimberley Hartman
Office Manager
(626) 548-5020

Debra Robinson
Program Specialist
(626) 548-5231

Ellen Luu
Program Specialist
(626) 548-5007

Lisa Chambers
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

Crystal Pabalan, RN
Coordinator, Health Services

Nairy Aintablian
Dis. Counselor

Isela Amante
Work Experience Coordinator
(626) 548-5151

West San Gabriel Valley Special Education Local Plan Area

Morgan Hill Case FERPA Notice and Objection Form