Special Education Department

  • We offer a continuum of programs and services in the Bellevue Union District.

    In our 4 Elementary Schools we have 4 Resource Specialist and 4 Special Day Class programs. Every student with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in the district receives specialized instruction, physical education and when appropriate is mainstreamed in the General Education Program as per their IEP.

    We work in partnership with the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), which operates specialized programs for students with more significant needs, and offer a variety of programs to all students in Sonoma County. We house two of their classes in our District.

    Other highlights about our programs:

    All of our staff use technology in their classes so that students can participate in the curriculum at their schools and access specialized programs.

    All of our schools have special education teachers, psychologists, speech and OT services available.

    What's new and what's happening-

    In 2016 Bellevue announced the opening an Early Intervention Preschool program housed across the street from the Kawana campus. This program will be for students between the ages of 3-5 who may have learning differences or specialized needs as per their IEP and allow us to better serve our community.

Director of Student Services

  • Picture of Gilda DeNiro   Gilda DeNiro
      3150 Education Drive
      Santa Rosa, CA 95407 
      Phone: 542-5197 ex 3
      Fax: 542-6127

     Assistant: Rosa Cuevas (habla espanol) 707-388-8540

     Gilda DeNiro received her BA from San Francisco State University in 1980 and three credentials which include a single subject in music, educational specialist in special education and an administrative services credential.

    Gilda grew up in San Francisco and taught music and special education with the San Francisco Unified School District for 10 years. After receiving her administrative service credential in 1993, Gilda continued as an administrator in San Francisco as an assistant principal, and principal at the elementary and middle school level. 
    Special Education was her passion and therefore left San Francisco and took on many roles as a program specialist, program coordinator in Concord, Daly City and worked at the Santa Rosa City Schools before coming to Bellevue.  

Early Learning Center Staff

  •   BUSD Early Learning CenterEarly Learning Center Staff
      2014 Moraga Drive
      Santa Rosa, CA 95404
      Office Hours 8am-4pm M-F
      Cara Colombo-Stuart, ELC Program Manager
      Rosa Cuevas, Spec Ed Assistant (Habla espanol)