The mission of Lynwood Unified School District, the cultivator of innovative thinkers, is to ensure each student fearlessly achieves his or her highest academic and personal aspirations while contributing to the greater society through a unique system distinguished by people of great character who inspire and lead by example; the instilling of courage to be creative; the transformative uses of technology; safe and clean environments and the honoring of all voices of our community.


The Lynwood Unified School District's Special Education Department is committed to the educational success of students who have disabilities. Our department provides services for students with disabilities from our Early Start (Pre-school, age 3) through age 22 years.


The Lynwood Unified School District Special Education staff is committed to providing specialized academic, behavioral and social-emotional supports and services to continuously improve student outcomes. Together we will proactively engage all stakeholders in meaningful collaboration to develop and maintain collective efficacy. 

Administrative Team:

Hector H. Marquez, Ed.D., Director of Special Education

Rejielyn Cerdenio, Director of Occupational Therapy

Lavyddya Anderson, Coordinator of Special Education

Yvette Mayhorn-Harps, Ed.D., Coordinator of Special Education

Susan Turner-McMullen, Coordinator of Special Education


Registered Nurse:

Sue Poh, RN,PHN, CSN


Program Specialists:

Kyu Parks, Program Specialist: Elementary & Secondary Education

Dora Rios, Program Specialist: Elementary & Secondary Education


Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW):

Jessica Elvira, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Jessica Saldivar, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Laura Velasquez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Adapted Physical Education:

Brittney Franks, Adapted Physical Education (APE) Specialist

Brendan Moriyama, Adapted Physical Education (APE) Specialist

Kathleen Rickerl, Adapted Physical Education (APE) Specialist

Ray Uhls, Adapted Physical Education (APE) Specialist
Physical Therapist
Ramon Carriel, Physical Therapist
Office Staff:
Linnette Martinez, Secretary
Danielle Trujillo, Office Assistant II
Maria Mora, Office Assistant II
Tisbeth Gutierrez, Technician Specialist
Martha Puente, Technician Specialist
Queen Vaaulu, Technician Specialist
Brenda De Alva, Interpreter/Translator
Giovanna Gutierrez, Interpreter/Translator
Perla Martinez, Interpreter/Translator
Gabriela Torrico, Interpreter/Translator