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Contacts: Key District

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.

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
Insurance 234-9405
Inter-district transfers 234-9264
Open Enrollment/Boundaries/Developer Fees 234-9335
Payroll 234-9396
Personnel 234-9380
Staff Development 234-9411
Student Records (transcripts) 234-9241
Transportation (bus passes) 234-9920


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.



District Office Main Switchboard 234-9200
Elementary Schools Dr. Michelle Le Patner, Assistant Superintendent, Education Services 234-9261
Secondary Schools Dr. Michelle Le Patner, Assistant Superintendent, Education Services 234-9261
Special Education - Elementary Sharla Pitzen, Executive Director 234-9290
Special Education - Secondary Roz Bellante, Executive Director 234-9278
Adult Education Jolene Dougherty, Principal 493-0658
Assessment & Evaluation Michelle Benham, Executive Director 234-9426
Business Services Clark Hampton, Deputy Superintendent 234-9317
Early Childhood Programs Dr. Debbi Keeler, Director 234-5341
Facilities John Forney, Executive Director 234-9543
Food and Nutrition Services Dawn Davey, Director 234-9501
Insurance Programs Katie Nunan , Director 234-9389
Maintenance & Operations Al Becerra, Director 234-9541
Safety and Pupil Services Mike Beekman, Executive Director 234-9267
State & Federal Programs Stacy Yogi, Executive Director 234-9244
Technology/Information Services Dr. Susan Holliday, Executive Director 234-9463
Transportation Carlos Chicas, Director 234-9965
Uniform Complaint Leona Olson, Executive Director 234-9423
CUSD-Activity Camps Enrichment Saddleback College 582-4326
YMCA South Coast (Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo) 
Website: www.ymcaoc.org
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


Kirsten M. Vital Superintendent 234-9203
Clark Hampton  Deputy Superintendent, Business and Support Services   234-9211 
Jodee Brentlinger Assistant Superintendent, Personnel Services 234-9367
Dr. Julie Hatchel
Assistant Superintendent, Communications and Public Relations
Dr. Michelle Le Patner Assistant Superintendent, Education Services 234-9261
Sara Jocham Assistant Superintendent, Special Education 234-9281
David J Cordero Interim Chief Communications Officer 234-9308