Dedication to Special Education is improving the quality of Special Education in Marin County Public Schools, while connecting families for a stronger community

The Mission of Dedication to Special Education is to improve the quality of special education in Marin County public schools, while connecting families for a stronger community.

Our vision is a partnership where parents, educators, and the wider community work together on behalf of the over 4000 students receiving special education services.  DSE is run by an Executive Committee made up of parent volunteers and in partnership with the Marin County Office of Education, our fiscal and legal sponsor.

Our fundraising maintains a grants program, provides trainings, and supports the Technology Resource Center of Marin in order to enhance educational opportunities for teachers and students.

Join us for the 2024 DSE Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Friday, September 27, 2024 at Indian Valley

Connect to our community by attending some of our monthly events!


What the Community Is Saying

DSE is an incredible partnership of innovative and determined parents and volunteers who believe that ALL students deserve to have the best opportunities to support their success in school and in life. There is no greater gift.  DSE is proof of the impact a community coming together can have on education.

Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools

“DSE is a unique community and it has fostered a greater community of tolerance and understanding within Marin for our special kids. “
Parent, Susan Simpkin

“You have changed the lives of my students and their families – thank you DSE!”

Meggin Lasater, Teacher



grants awarded since 2008

Years Established

Get In Touch

Dedication to Special Education
c/o Marin County Office of Education
PO Box 4925
San Rafael, CA 94913

Phone: (415) 491-6636
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