Rossier Park Elementary
395 South Tustin Street
Orange, CA 92866
Program Director: Alicia Fernandez
Welcome to Rossier Park Elementary
Welcome to Rossier Park Elementary/Middle School in Orange CA. We are a unique nonpublic school providing education and therapeutic services for students Kindergarten thru 8th grade. Some of the primary disabilities are autism, emotionally challenged, other health impaired, speech and language, severe learning disabilities. Students that are referred to our school need support in self-regulation with staff that are trained to work with students that need more intense support then is offered at their public school.
Rossier provides a positive reinforcement program that has consistent school wide rules, point and level system, applied behavior analysis, verbal praise and recognition, behavior intervention plans, awards and assemblies monthly. Each classroom is small with maximum of 12 students, 1 special ed teacher, minimum of 2 instructional aides and in some classrooms several instructional aides depending on the needs of students. Our program provides 60 minutes of counseling to each student (30 minutes of group session and 30 minutes of individual). We have 2 behavior therapist that support the campus with positive activities and behavior interventions if needed. On campus is a speech pathologist for students that need services. All other services school districts send provider to our campus.
We have students academically at many different levels, some at grade level, 2 to 4 years below grade level and students that are at an instructional level above their grade level. Rossier staff challenge students academically teaching at students’ instructional level and using SRA Reading, Writing and Math interventions for students below grade level. Building their confidence and teaching them at their instructional level is very important to student success.
Staff are trained to take behavior data and academic data to track students’ success and communicate to parent/guardians daily on student point sheet. We encourage lots of communication daily/weekly. School activities are communicated to families weekly including level 5 outings, field trips, working in the school garden, going to the park for physical education and school assemblies. We feel if our students are having fun and learning staff are having fun also. Our number one goal is to work with each individual student on their behavior and academic goals and transition them back to the school district in a less restrictive environment when they are ready.
Alicia Fernandez- Program Director
Rossier Elementary/Middle School
395 S. Tustin Ave. Orange CA. 92866
Program Director Spotlight
- Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development
- Master’s Degree in Special Education
- Early Childhood Special Ed. credential
- Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Hello, my name is Alicia Fernandez. I am very excited to be at Rossier Elementary (Spectrum Center) and looking forward to working with students, teachers, staff, parents, school districts, and supportive programs.
A little about myself….
I have been in the field of education for 25 years. I come with an undergrad in Child Development, Master’s in Special Education, Early Childhood Special Ed. credential, and hold a BCBA. I come to you from early intervention where I designed and implemented a special education program, behavioral program, and clinical therapies. For 10 years I was the COO of a non-profit clinic and early intervention program in south county.
Throughout my career, I have had the pleasure of working with wonderful people. Each special in their own way. However, the students, specifically, the students in special education, have brought purpose to my career goals. It is the overlooked student I notice, the quiet or loud ones that I immediately see.
I truly believe that every child can learn.
I believe that education is a gift. I believe that those who share it are wise, learned, creative, hardworking, tenacious individuals.
I know that as your program director, I am here to support students, school districts, supportive programs, parents, teachers, staff, and you!