Jurupa Valley – Ina Arbuckle Elementary
3600 Packard Avenue
Riverside, CA 92509
Program Director: Suzanne Berry
Welcome to Jurupa Valley – Ina Arbuckle Elementary
At Spectrum Jurupa Valley, we strive to change the direction of children’s lives using quality research-based methods of academic instruction, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) throughout the scholar’s day, direct instruction in social skills, and an increased focus on the development of the communication and life skills necessary for our students to grow and thrive as individuals. We value the joy that each scholar brings to our lives, the lives of their families, and their communities. We see the families of our students as invaluable partners in their education and development and pride ourselves on involving families in their child’s school life through open communication and shared goal setting. We offer a personalized education to suit the needs of each child through developing and monitoring student-specific goals, and through providing each student with a small class size and an increased number of educators in each classroom giving each student more daily interaction and individualized attention than is often available at other schools. In addition to all the amazing things that happen inside of each classroom every day, Spectrum Jurupa Valley also has a Sensory Playroom with fun, engaging equipment that helps students meet their sensory needs and improve their ability to socialize and play with others, as well as providing them with an opportunity to work on large and fine motor skill development. Spectrum Jurupa Valley’s passionate and dedicated staff includes teachers who are Education Specialists and Instructional Assistants who have all received training on Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), a Behavior Coordinator and Behavior Specialist who support classroom staff and students in developing appropriate behavioral strategies, and a Program Director (or School Principal) with years of experience as an Autism Specialist and Behavior Intervention Case Manager. We love seeing the growth and progress of each child who attends our program! For more information, please reach out to the Program Director, Suzanne Berry, at Suzanne.firstname.lastname@example.org or 909-327-6645.
Program Director Spotlight
Over 20 years ago, Suzanne Berry began her career in the classrooms and hallways of Ina Arbuckle Elementary school (the district campus that Spectrum Jurupa Valley shares a location with), where she served as a volunteer instructional aide in her mother’s 2nd grade classroom. She grew up in the Jurupa Valley area, and after receiving her High School Diploma from Rubidoux High School, she attended local California State University San Bernardino for her Bachelor’s in Liberal Studies and National University for her Special Education teaching credential and Master’s in Special Education and Master’s in Educational Administration coursework. Ms. Berry is overjoyed to once again be a part of this community and to work in partnership with each student’s family toward enriching the lives and education of our young scholars.
Ms. Berry brings with her many years of experience as a Resource Specialist Teacher, Special Day Class Teacher, Autism Specialist, and Behavior Intervention Case Manager, as well as, over 11 years of experience in managing and developing innovative and effective programs for students with disabilities with an emphasis on programs for students with Autism in particular. In addition to her professional experience, she has lifelong personal experience with autism and a true passion for impacting the lives of students with autism through working on behavior, life skills, social skills, communication, and academics simultaneously. She believes strongly in the value and joy of each child and is proud to be a part of Spectrum Jurupa Valley Elementary School, a school that strives to change the direction of children’s lives!