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Office of Enhancing Student Opportunities

About Us

The Office of Enhancing Student Opportunities (OESO) supports educational facilities (schools, school districts, Educational Service Districts (ESDs), Long Term Care Treatment Centers (LTCT), etc.) by providing educational and technical assistance services for Special Education Programs and Federal Title Programs (ESEA/ESSA).

The Office is comprised of numerous teams and work units:

  • Tenneal Wetherell, Assistant Superintendent
  • Mayra Arreola, Director of Data, Operations and Grants Management
    • Data collection and reporting
    • Fiscal management and monitoring
    • Internal Operations and Workforce Development
  • Sharla Jones, Director of Oregon School for the Deaf
  • Eric Wells, Director of IDEA Programs
    • School Age Special Education (Kindergarten - Age 21)
    • School Health, Medicaid, and Related Services
    • Federal Requirements and National Partnerships
    • State Policy, Procedures, and Practices
  • Kara Williams, Director of Inclusive Services
    • EI/ECSE, including PK to 3rd Grade Coordination
    • Regional Inclusive Services (OT, PT, DHH, Autism, Vision)
    • Early Language and Literacy Intervention

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