Pupil Services – Lakeside Union School District

Pupil Services


Dr. Natalie Winspear, Executive Director of Pupil Services (619) 390-2620

Special Education

Special Education Department Phone: (619) 390-2620
Fax: (619) 390-2597

Dr. Danielle Clark, Director of Special Education

Sarah Davis, Special Education Program Specialist

Alejandra Garcia, Special Education Program Specialist

Danielle Stein, Admin Support Specialist 619-390-2620

Jaimi Myers, Admin Assistant (619) 390-2621

Procedural Safeguards

East County Special Education Local Plan

Student Services 

Dr. Paty Fernandez, Director, Student Support Services (619) 390-2600 (x2760)

MTSS TOSA (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support)

Sasha Elbaz, MTSS Teacher on Special Assignment
Emily Okerlund, MTSS Teacher on Special Assignment
Carrie Suggett, MTSS Teacher on Special Assignment
Suzy Smith, MTSS Teacher on Special Assignment

School Counselors

Nickie Corley, Tierra del Sol Middle School

Sarah Carter, Lakeside Middle School

Erika Garcia, Lindo Park Elementary

Josephine Sardina, Lakeview Elementary

Christine Carroll, Riverview International Academy (including Wintergardens)

Elisa Williams, Lemon Crest Elementary

Kelcy Sutton, Lakeside Farms Elementary

Suicide Prevention

Resources and Information

Preventing Youth Suicide: Tips for Parents and Educators

If You or Someone You Know is Thinking about Suicide

Suicide Prevention: A Resource for Parents

Health Services

Denise Beals, District Nurse (619) 390-2600 (x2766)

Michelle McCurdy, District Nurse (619) 390-2623

Student Health Forms

Immunization Information

Shots for Schools 

Title IX

The Lakeside Union School District is an equal opportunity employer and educational program and prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital or parental status or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact Executive Director of Pupil Services, Natalie Winspear at nwinspear@lsusd.net.

Bullying Policy

Igniting Passion in Today's Students for Tomorrow's Opportunities!

  • Our Schools are Dedicated to Teaching Students to be Involved, Active Learners who Think Critically, Learn Continuously, Collaborate Constructively, Communicate Effectively, Persevere Relentlessly and Care Deeply
  • Passionate, Knowledgeable, Skillful Teachers, Supported by Strong Site Leaders, are the Core Strength of our School District
  • We Expect our Faculty, Staff and Site Leaders to Provide Engaging, Challenging, and Relevant Learning Experiences for All Students
  • We are Committed to Acknowledging and Celebrating the Diversity within our Community while Affirming the Importance of our Common Humanity
  • We Believe that Powerful, Relevant Goals and Clear Action Plans Guide Progress Over Time, and We Commit to Setting Goals, Monitoring Progress and Sharing Results
  • Our Foreign Language Immersion Programs are Designed to Enrich the Education of Native-English-Speaking Students by Teaching Them all of their Academic Subjects in a Second Language

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