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The CUSD Education Center, located at 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, is open year-round from 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

(949) 234-9200, AND WE’LL BE GLAD TO HELP!

For More Information Call Your Neighborhood School First 

For further information about the Capistrano Unified School District, please call your neighborhood school first. School offices are open from 7.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. from mid-August to June 30. The school has information regarding programs and policies. If, after contacting the school, further information or assistance is still needed, please contact the appropriate person listed below. All phone numbers listed below are (949) area code.

Commonly Called Numbers


Here are direct phone numbers for departments commonly called in
the Capistrano Unified School District

Department: Number:
Food and Nutrition (Free/Reduced Lunch Program) 234-9509
Human Resource Services 234-9380
Insurance 234-9405
Inter-district transfers 234-9264
Open Enrollment/Boundaries/Developer Fees 234-9335
Payroll 234-9396
Staff Development 234-9411
Student Records (Transcripts) 234-9241
Transportation (Bus Passes) 234-9920



District Office Main Switchboard: (949) 234-9200
Department/Program Name Position Number
Adult Education Jolene Dougherty  Principal 493-0658
Assessment, Research & Accountability Anthony Tran  Director 234-9426
Career Technical Education (CTE) Patricia Romo  Executive Director 234-9476
Contracts and Purchasing Lynh Rust  Executive Director 234-9436
Construction Ryan Carter Director 234-9549
Early Childhood Programs Dr. Debbi Keeler  Director 234-5341
Elementary Curriculum & Instruction Dr. Gregory J. Merwin  Executive Director 234-9426
English Language & Support Programs Debra Carrillo  Director 234-9254
Facilities John Forney  Executive Director 234-9543
Food and Nutrition Services Kristen Hilleman Director 234-9501
Human Resource Services/Investigations Tim Brooks  Executive Director 234-9383
Human Resource Services Rich Montgomery Director 234-9373
Insurance Programs Katie Nunan   Director 234-9389
Intervention Systems Dr. Jennifer Heckert  Director 234-9249
Maintenance & Operations Ted Norman Director 234-9541
Professional Development David Stewart Executive Director 234-9408
Safety and Student Services Mike Beekman  Executive Director 234-9267
Secondary Curriculum & Instruction Marc Patterson  Executive Director 234-9425
Secondary & Adult Transition Special Education Programs James Wood  Executive Director 234-9278
Special Education - Elementary Sharla Pitzen  Executive Director 234-9290
State & Federal Programs Stacy Yogi  Executive Director 234-9244
Student Support Services Dr. Wendy Pospichal  Executive Director 234-9260
Technology/Information Services Jeremy Davis  Interim Executive Director 234-9463
Transportation Carlos Chicas  Director 234-9965
CUSD-Activity Camps Enrichment Saddleback College 582-4326
Career Technical Education (ROP) South Coast Regional Occupational Program 234-9464
YMCA South Coast (Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo) 
YMCA Saddleback Valley (Mission Viejo, RSM, Ladera Ranch, Trabuco Canyon, Las Flores) 859-9622
YMCA Beach Cities (SJC, San Clemente, Capistrano Beach, Dana Point) 496-1609

District Administration


Administrator Title Division Number
Kirsten M. Vital Superintendent Capistrano Unified School District 234-9203
Clark Hampton  Deputy Superintendent    Business and Support Services 234-9211 
Dr. Susan Holliday Assistant Superintendent  Education Services 234-9334
Gordon Amerson Assistant Superintendent,   Human Resource Services 234-9371
Mark Miller Assistant Superintendent,  SELPA, Special Education 234-9275
Ryan Burris Public Information Officer Communications 234-9308

Trustee Email Addresses


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Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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