Student Services

A major focus of the Student Services division is to address a comprehensive vision that will enable all students to be successful in our district. "Every child, every chance, every day," mantra succinctly embodies our commitment to provide for the learning needs of every student. 

The Soquel Union Elementary School District has a wide range of services and programs to meet the needs of differently-abled students eligible for Special Education services. Most of these services can be provided at local schools in collaboration with general education programs. 

Special Education is a specifically designed service to meet individual needs of children with disabilities. All students with disabilities have the right to be educated with their non-disabled peers and to receive a high-quality education. It is our belief that students with disabilities shall be provided with real and valid opportunities to learn through the use of specialized research-based instruction, supportive services, and supplemental supports, including ongoing training for teachers, in order to ensure that all students have an opportunity to learn and demonstrate what they know.

List of Services

Bullying Prevention



Counseling Support Services

Special Education

Positive Behavior Supports



Eric Olsen 

Director of Student Services

(831) 464-5631

Barbara Crosser

Data Analyst

(831) 464-5631

Fax: (831) 475-9087

Vicky Grisham

PHN; School Nurse

(831) 464-5631

Andrea Cheszek

Adaptive PE

(831) 464-5631

Tracy Tran

School Psychologist

(831) 464-5650

Bryan Koch


Program Coordinator of School Counseling Services

(831) 291-1383

Erin Niland

Occupational Therapist

(831) 464-5631 x116

Alyssa Maisano

School Psychologist

(831) 464-5631 x118

Kate Erickson

School Counselor

(831) 464-5631 x487