Saugus Union School District is pleased to announce that Tracy Peyton-Perry will be joining the district beginning July 1 as the new Director of SELPA, a regional consortium that provides for all the special education services needs of children and families residing within the Santa Clarita Valley.
As Director of SELPA her responsibilities will include the overall success of the program and providing leadership to ensure the highest level of service delivery to special education children and families. Additionally, she will be collaborating with Los Angeles County Office of Education officials, State Department of Education, and other local/federal agency administrators, and other policy makers for the purpose of planning and directing special education activities.
“The Board of Trustees is very excited to have Tracy as the SELPA Director,” said Board of Trustees President Paul De La Cerda. “She will be an effective leader and a passionate advocate for families and children in our valley.”
Mrs. Peyton-Perry’s professional career reflects more than 18 years in the educational field. She started her career in the Castaic Union School District as a School Psychologist in 1996-97, and in 2004 she became a part-time Program Specialist and part-time School Psychologist for the district. She was then promoted to Coordinator of Special Education in 2006. In 2011 she became the Director of Student Support Services for Castaic where she was responsible for ensuring compliance with State and Federal legislation related to special education as well as collaborating with District administration and School Board members in improving efficiencies and effectiveness of district special education operations, programs and services.
What is a SELPA?
In 1977, all school districts and county school offices were mandated to form consortiums in geographical regions of sufficient size and scope to provide for all special education service needs of children residing within the region’s boundaries. Each region, Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA), developed a local plan describing how it would provide special education services.
SELPAs are dedicated to the belief that all students can learn and that special needs students must be guaranteed equal opportunity to become contributing members of society. SELPAs facilitate high quality educational programs and services for special needs students and training for parents and educators. The SELPA collaborates with county agencies and school districts to develop and maintain healthy and enriching environments in which special needs students and families can live and succeed.