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Jarice Butterfield, Ph.D.

Jarice Butterfield, Ph.D.


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Director at SBCSELPA

Antioch University Santa Barbara

I have worked in the field of special education and English language development in public schools for the past 25 years. I have served as adjunct faculty in Gevirtz School of Education at University of California Santa Barbara and Cal State University Channel Islands. Prior to my current position I have served as a special education director and assistant superintendent over special education and English language learners in various school districts. I worked for many years as a special educator in bilingual schools specializing in English language learners with disabilities.>

Some of my accomplishments include writing grants to fund and implement model technology-assisted English language development programs for parents and students in two Southern California communities. I provide staff development nationally and throughout the State of California on meeting the needs of English language learners with disabilities and working with students with brain injury. I currently serve as the State SELPA Directors’ Association Liaison to the English Language Learner Division at the California Department of Education and drafted a handbook titled Meeting the Needs of English Learners with Disabilities. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Ventura County Brain Injury Group and Conference Planning Committee for the Brain Injury Association California and recently wrote a brain injury authorization program for the California Teacher Credentialing Committee.>

I am a licensed English language development specialist, educational therapist, and brain injury specialist. I hold special education and administrative services credentials in various states. I have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education emotional disturbance, two master’s degrees, one in educational therapy and one in educational leadership, and a Ph. D. in Education Leadership and Organizations with a focus in SPED and School Psychology from UCSB. I recently published for LRP.

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