Veronica Coates

Assistant Superintendent, Tehama County SELPA
Tehama County SELPA

900 Palm Street
Red Bluff, CA 96080
United States


Veronica Coates is the Assistant Superintendent for Tehama County SELPA in rural Northern California. Prior to being a SELPA Administrator she held other leadership positions in special education. Her origin in education is as a school psychologist. She beleives strongly in preserving relationships between LEAs and Families to ensure the common goal of servicing students is always the primary focus in this work. Veronica worked to secure 550 million dollars in the California Budget to fund Dispute Prevention and Learning Recovery efforts due to the impact of the pandemic for Students with Disabilities. She has recently led her SELPA in creating a continuum of ADR, specifically in hiring one of the first neutral directors of ADR for a SELPA in the state of California.