• What : The Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC) is a mandated organization whose purpose is to advise the district on the unique requirements of individuals with exceptional needs.  
    Where:   Via Zoom 
    When:    Monday, September 12, 2022 5:30 p.m. 

    To request oral translation, please email a request stating your preferred language to jbishop@wccusd.net by at least 5 days prior to attending the meeting. 
    Who: Membership on the CAC includes interested parents of regular and special education students, representatives of public and private agencies, both regular and special education teachers, and others interested in the delivery of services to special education students.

    How: The CAC performs the following activities:

    • Advises the district administration development of the Special Education Local Plan (the complete description of all programs and services offered Special Education Students within the WCCUSD Special Education Local Plan Area);
    • Reviews the Local Plan and programs included in the plan;
    • Makes recommendations on annual priorities to be addressed under the plan;
    • Assists in parent education and disability awareness activities;
    • Hosts the Annual You Make a Difference Awards ceremony honoring staff and community members who go above and beyond in their duties; 
    • Assists in recruiting parents and other volunteers who may contribute to the implementation of the Local Plan;
    • Acts in support of individuals with exceptional needs. 
    You Make A Difference 2022 Honorees

    Jake Rockeman Award

    Alexa Edwards                              Madera Elementary School

    Alexandra "Lexie" President           Fairmont Elementary School

    Zayden Anderson                          Fairmont Elementary School

    You Make a Difference Award

    Jill Brickner                                    Lead District Registered Nurse

    Adam McCormick                           Special Education Teacher - Harding Elementary School

    Iva Palmer                                     Special Education Full Inclusion Teacher - El Cerrito High School

    Andrea Garcia-Perez                      Special Education Teacher - Coronado Elementary School 

    Sara Parks                                    Special Education Preschool Teacher - Tara Hills Elementary

    Reva Kidd                                     General Education Teacher Fairmont Elementary School

    Josiah Hooper                               BACR Counselor - Chavez Elementary School

    Patsy Carson                                 Instructional Aide - El Cerrito High School

    Jessica Ong                                  Speech Therapist – Cameron/Tara Hills Preschool 

    Belinda “Bindy” Graul &                 El Cerrito Recreation Department
    Ariane Victoria Pelley

    Brian Rutford Memorial Service Award  

    Dulce Lopez                                  First Student Transportation 


Contact Us

  • Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC)
    Special Education  
    3000 Parker Road, Richmond, CA 94806
    Phone: (510)307-4669

    CAC Chair Person:  Margot Aishiteru
    CAC Vice-Chair Person:  Shakira Reynolds
    CAC Secretary: Jen Cesario