Portland Public Schools

Portland, Oregon

501 North Dixon StreetPortland, OR 97227503-916-2000

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Special Education

Special Education

  • Our Mission:

    As a department, we are committed to reversing the trend of isolation and segregation of students with disabilities by ensuring all students have access to high quality instruction responsive to their needs and delivered by effective and culturally responsive educators within the Least Restrictive Environment.

    Our primary focus is to build capacity and to support staff members district wide to ensure effective instruction is the predictor of student outcomes.


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Special Education
Mary Pearson
Special Education Senior Director
(503) 916-3747
Robert Cantwell
Interim Assistant Director
(503) 916-3090
Mona Walker
Administrative Secretary
Karrin Garrison
Administrative Secretary