Denise Hicklin, Senior Director,
Pupil Support Services
Phone: 805-488-3588 ext. 9241

Joy Epstein, Special Education Program Specialist
805-488-3588 ext. 9244

Estela Macias, Special Education Program Specialist
Phone: 805-488-3588 ext. 9243 

Amy Smiley, Special Education Program Specialist
Phone: 805-488-3588 ext. 9245

Aurora Garcia, Senior Secretary
Phone: 805-488-3588 ext. 9240

Sandra Martinez, Senior Secretary
Phone: 805-488-3588 ext. 9242

Fax: 805-986-8129

Additional Services: Summer School; Nurses



Child Find is the process of locating, identifying, and evaluating all children, ages zero through 21, suspected of having a disability, who may be in need of special education services. This includes locating children who are not in school, as well as, those who are in school, either public or private, but not receiving special education services.

A referral may be made by a parent or by any person concerned about a child. If you have or know of a child who you suspect has a disability, please contact the Hueneme School District Pupil Support Services office. Parent agreement and involvement is obtained prior to any action. All information about the child and family is kept strictly confidential and privacy rights are protected.

For more information or to report a child living in the Hueneme School District area you believe has a disability, please call the Pupil Support Services office number at 805-488-3588 ext 9243.


The district has three credentialed school nurses who oversee the health needs of the students. They provide medical assistance and training/collaboration with staff and parents regarding the medical needs of students.


In the Hueneme Elementary School District, there is a continuum of special education options available to students identified as individuals with special needs. At each school, Speech and Language Therapy services and Resource Specialist services are available to the students. Additional services, such as Occupational Therapy, Adapted P.E., Orientation and Mobility, and Visually Handicapped Services, are available to students when such services are deemed necessary. There are special classes for children with mild to moderate disabilities on most campuses. In some cases, students attend classes outside of Hueneme School District in order to access the most appropriate special education services. Program placement and services are determined by the Individual Education Program for each student. For more information, please contact the Pupil Support Services office, 805-488-3588, ext. 9243.


The Governing Board of the Hueneme School District recognizes that the District has primary responsibility for insuring that it complies with applicable state and federal laws and regulations governing Section 504 educational programs. Furthermore, the Board acknowledges and respects student rights to a discrimination free education. The District Superintendent ensures that there are employees designated to investigate concerns and complaints and these employees are knowledgeable about the laws and programs for which they are responsible.

For more information please contact the office of the 504 Compliance Officer, Senior Director Denise Hicklin at 488-3588, extension 9241.