The Pasadena Unified School District's Special Education Division is committed to the educational success of students who have disabilities. Our department provides services for students with disabilities from our Early Start (infant) through age 22 years in our Adult Transition and Workability programs.


    The Special Education Division is committed to students and supporting them throughout the educational journey by establishing equitable programs and inclusive environments that ensure active participation in the learning process and prepares every individual for a successful and independent future after graduation.



    We provide a caring, engaging, challenging educational experience for every student, every day in partnership with our families and communities. 

  • Special Education Division Goals
    • Build strong schools and parent relationships.
    • Strengthen the IEP Process
    • Improve learning and student outcomes
    • Strengthen the partnerships with general education educators

     Special Education



  • Main Office: 626-396-3600

    Ext. 88600

    Dr. Jovan Jacobs

    Associate Superintendent, Specialized Student Supp./SELPA

    626-396-3600 ext. 88605

    Susan Allarid

    Executive Secretary 

    626-396-3600 ext. 88605

    Department Email:



    Record Request:  Contact Gig Phoong (phoong.gig@pusd.us)

  • Monthly Awareness

    This month we bring awareness to suicide prevention week (5th-10th) and international week of the deaf (19th-25th)  For more information please use the links provided below.


    International Week of the Deaf 2022 




    You are your child’s primary advocate. You are an essential member of the educational team that designs the school program that meets your child’s needs. Your firsthand, round-the-clock knowledge of your child is important information.  We encourage you to ask questions and seek the information you need to make wise decisions about your child’s future.