On May 4, 2020, the California Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) held an online conversation with State Director of Special Education, Kristin Wright.  Listen as State Director Wright answers frequently asked questions from families raising children with special needs about the COVID-19 impact on Special Education services, working with IEP teams, and student progress while sheltering-in-place.


Kristin Wright assumed her role as California State Director of Special Education on September 1, 2016. Kristin brought a wealth of professional and personal experience to this important position as a policy expert, a former special education student teacher, and a mother of a child with disabilities.  She left the position of State Director in Summer 2020.