Jean Roberstson, Chair of Special Education for SFUSD

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Jean Robertson currently serves as the Chief of Special Education Services in the San Francisco Unified School District.

Ms. Robertson gained her expertise in school leadership as a Principal for eighteen years in SFUSD in the elementary division, most notably at Grattan School and Glen Park School. She also served as a central office administrator in the role of Special Education Supervisor.

Jean is a committed champion of inclusive practices and has had a great impact on the district through creating and modeling successful programs at her schools. She has consistently remained focused on the child.

Jean has a keen lens for equity and is committed to environmental and arts education, parental involvement and culturally relevant pedagogy.

She has served in many schools throughout the city in the primary grades, middle schools and special education. Jean recently served as the president for the United Administrators of San Francisco and previously served as Secretary on the board of directors at Access Institute in San Francisco from 2012 – 2014. Jean completed her undergraduate work receiving a Bachelor of Science degree at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island. She continued her studies at San Francisco State University and received a Masters in Science for Education Administration.

Dr. Terrence Owens

Terrence Owens is a psychoanalyst and psychologist who is in private practice in San Francisco. His practice includes both psychoanalysis and psychotherapy as well as consultation.  He currently consults with the RAMS ED Partnership/SOAR program.

He is faculty and a member at the SF Center for Psychoanalysis.

Dr. Owens is the former director of adolescent psychiatry at the McAuley Institute of St. Mary’s Medical Center in SF. His responsibilities included clinical direction of the adolescent in-patient unit. He was also on the attending staff for 16 years at St. Mary’s.

He is the co-founder and former clinical director of the Masonic Center for Youth and Families.

Dr. Owens assisted in the founding and development of the crime victims psychotherapy unit at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

He was a post–doctoral fellow and subsequently a staff member at the SF Child Crisis Service.

He is formerly on the faculty at UCSF, USF, and Smith College.

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