Oregon Department of Education
Working Gears
Student Services
Sarah Drinkwater eMail - Assistant Superintendent
Phone: (503) 947-5738

Student Services supports and monitors programs that provide direct services to diverse learners and assists in the development of strategies to address unique learning differences. Units in this office manage programs that include special education, early childhood/early childhood special education, accountability and program compliance, capacity building and partnerships with community stakeholders. This work is designed to ensure that all students with disabilities are provided an education that meets their needs. The focus allows learners to demonstrate their skills and to benefit from participation in meaningful venues as they prepare to become contributing members of the adult community.

Early Childhood Education

Education Programs, Secondary Transition, and Assessment

Regional Programs / Best Practices

Pupil Transportation


IDEA Compliance and District Resources

Oregon School for the Deaf (OSD)

Special Education General Supervision

Child Nutrition

  • Ruby Sandberg Email    (503) 947-5738
    Student Services - Executive Support Specialist