Phone: (818) 248-7766/ Google Voice: ‪(209) 791-0397‬


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Donella Coram (formerly Daggett-Buchanan)

Hello Mountain Avenue Families,

My name is Donella Coram, and this is my 5th year at Mountain Avenue and my 6th year in the GUSD Family.  This will be in my 9th year as a Special Education teacher. I look forward to getting to know you and your child this school year.

Teaching/Educational Philosophy:

I am passionate about helping students with a diverse range of needs attain higher levels of school success. I often start by building on existing strengths to promote efficacy in daily academic routines. I particularly enjoy working with children, and I find myself drawn to this diverse student community's array of personalities and challenges. I also value the opportunity to collaborate with parents and teachers as we “bridge the gap” between home and school life.

Making data-driven decisions surrounding instruction, utilizing multi-sensory teaching methods to support individual learning needs, and accommodating students' linguistic and cultural differences helps them thrive.


Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Information

Your child has support provided to them by a diverse support team.  I will be collaborating with your child’s classroom teacher, service providers (if that applies), and campus staff and look forward to seeing your child thrive this school year.  Each student with an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) will have an annual meeting before the meeting date held last year. Don’t worry; I will be contacting you to schedule your IEP meeting.  Any educational concerns, questions, or support is why I am here, so please don’t hesitate to contact me regarding your child’s progress this year.

Last Modified on August 13, 2021