Otto Lengel, Ph.D.

Riverside COE
Dr. Otto Lengel earned his doctorate from Kansas State University. Dr. Lengel holds firm to the belief, that regardless of the disability and challenges, all students can learn and all teachers can be successful. He has committed his career of over 30 years in the field of special education ensuring that students receive instructional strategies and classroom management practices that are rooted in research and evidence based practices. His experience includes teaching in a psychiatric hospital as well as a public school setting with special need students. His focus now as an administrator is on training and supporting teachers with the best tools available in order to facilitate high rates of student achievement, social emotional wellbeing and success in life. He has been instrumental in his current position developing quality assurance systems and professional development learning opportunities for the teachers across Riverside County in California, which includes didactic trainings, coaching and feedback. Dr. Lengel is a true practitioner in the field of special education whose passion is to mentor the next generation of professionals entering the field.