• EVERY STUDENT, EVERY CHANCE, EVERY DAY •Dr. David E. Cash, Superintendent • 720 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 • (805) 963-4338
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
At yesterday’s meeting of Santa Barbara School Districts’ Board of Education, Board President Kate Parker announced the board’s unanimous decision (5:0 vote) to appoint Dr. Kerri Mills to the position of director of special education.
Dr. Mills brings extensive experience to the department. Since 1999 she has served as the assistant superintendent of special education and student services in the Mill Valley School District. Prior work includes serving as the director of special education of a consortium of four school districts and the county office in Calaveras County; coordinator of special education for the Moreno Valley Unified School District; coordinator of special education in the Orange County Department of Education; principal, special education in the East Whittier City School District in a school that served children from birth through 22 years of age; mentor teacher, specialist, autism spectrum disorders in the Los Angeles County Office of Education; and a teacher specialist, autism spectrum disorders in the Simi Valley Unified School District.
Dr. Mills received her doctorate in educational administration and master’s degree in special education from the University of Southern California. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCLA.
The salary range for the position is $108,040-$120,183, based on a 225-day contract. She will begin work in early October.