Dr. Patty Metheny is the Administrator for the East Valley SELPA since 2015. Prior to that, Dr. Metheny served as the Director of Student Services for 13 years and another 13 years as a School Psychologist and Teacher for the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District. She earned her Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne, her M.A. from Azusa Pacific University, and her B.A. from the University of California, Riverside, graduating Magna Cum Laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Her dissertation focused on identifying alternatives to special education due process for inclusion in IDEA. Dr. Metheny is a strong proponent of Alternative Dispute Resolution practices and developing strong family-school relationships. Her expertise and interests include parent education, early childhood education, response to intervention with a focus on providing focused instruction and progress monitoring, assessment practices, and special education compliance/policies and procedures.