About Us

In the late 1970s, legislation required that all LEAs and county offices of education form geographical regions of sufficient size and scope to provide special education services. There are approximately 134 Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs California). The San Luis Obispo County SELPA serves the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education (SLOCOE), ten school districts and two Charter LEAs. There are approximately 4,100 special education students served by the San Luis Obispo SELPA.

SELPA Office
8005 Morro Road
Atascadero, CA 93422

(805) 782-7301 ph
(805) 466-1473 fax

SELPA office hours:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Please click here for directions to the SELPA office which is located in the Morro Road Education Center.

Staff directory

SELPA Director Liz Smith
Liz Smith – SELPA Director | 805-782-7304

Zola Moore-Stansbury  Executive Assistant | 805-782-7301

Heather Andrews – Admin Assistant II | 805-782-7302


Deborah Cleere
 – Program Specialist | 805-782-7306

Amber Gallagher – Program Coordinator | 805-782-7329

Tricia Lomino – Program Specialist | 805-782-7317

Karri Graves – MIS Liaison | 805-782-7303