San Joaquin Will Welcome a New Assistant Superintendent of Special Education Next Year

The woman who currently oversees special education programs for the San Joaquin County Office of Education is being promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Special Education in January.

Brandie Brunni has been with the SJCOE since 1998 when she was first hired as a speech pathologist. She later became a program administrator before assuming the division director’s job in 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communicative disorders and a master’s degree in speech and language pathology from Stockton’s University of the Pacific.

“We are excited to welcome Brandie Brunni into her new leadership role,” said San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools James Mousalimas in a statement. “She brings with her extensive experience as well as passion and expertise to build on the work she has done for special education in San Joaquin County for more than two decades.”

SJCOE’s current Assistant Superintendent of Special Education, Kathleen Steels, is retiring. She has held the position since 2009 and boasts 40 years of experience serving special needs children.

Read more about the SJCOE’s incoming Assistant Superintendent of Special Education here