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The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District offers students a variety of programs and services to guarantee college and career readiness. The Educational Services Division is responsible for K - 12 curriculum, staff development, assessment, programs for English Learners, Special Education, Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), Alternative Education, Career Technical Education, International Baccalaureate (IB), Transitional Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education, and special projects at all schools.
Educational Services is committed to supporting the District mission "to ensure that ALL students have the opportunity to reach their full potential."
Office Information
Phone: (714) 985-8650
Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Dr. Olivia Yaung
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
(714) 985-8651

Shawn Belmont
Administrative Secretary
(714) 985-8655
[email protected]
Renee Gray
Executive Director, Special Education/SELPA Director Northeast Orange County
(714) 985-8710
Gaby Fernandez
(714) 985-8669
Gwen Redira
Assistant Director, Special Education
(714) 985-8664
Jaymie Shill
Administrator, Special Education
(714) 985-8689
[email protected]

Jayme Nash 
Coordinator, Preschool Special Education
(714) 985-8669
Dr. Liz Leon
Director, Elementary Education
(714) 985-8654
Lenae Wilson
(714) 985-8785
[email protected]
Krisa Muller
Coordinator, Elementary Education & GATE
(714) 985-8466
Dr. William Gray
Executive Director, Secondary Education
(714) 985-8766
[email protected]
Edith Garcia
(714) 985-8681
Cameron Castaneda
Administrator, Secondary Education & Induction
(714) 985-8657
Dr. Shelley Spessard
Director, Student Achievement and Support
(714) 985-8685
[email protected]
Evelia Burnett
(714) 985-8477
Jose Cabrera
Administrator, Title I & Title III
(714) 985-8708
Dr. Taylor Holloway
Administrator, Alternative Education
(714) 985-8478
Dr. George Lopez
Director, Expanded Learning (Child Care)
(714) 986-7030
[email protected]
Terry Colelli
(714) 986-6653
Brenda Hohnstein
Assistant Director, ELOP
(714) 985-8659