Board Of Trustees Board Meetings Board Policies
Contacts: Key District Office of the Superintendent Superintendent List Budget News Calendars: School & District Major District Objectives Award Winning Schools CUSD Facts Directions to Ed Center Frequently Asked Questions Intranet/Portal Links Key District Guidelines Local Control Accountability Plan Staff Recognitions Strategic Plan
Elementary Schools Middle Schools High Schools Charter Schools Preschool/Early Childhood Programs Kindergarten and Kindergarten Plus Summer Options for High School Students Transitional Kindergarten School Locator Innovative Programs
A-Z Departments & Programs Business and Support Services Communications Education Services Special Education
Quick Links
Superintendent's Listserv High Schools Middle Schools Elementary Schools Other Programs Unsubscribe/Opt-out
Contacts: Key District

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 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, Elementary Schools
Dr. Michelle Le Patner Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Schools 234-9261
Sara Jocham Assistant Superintendent, Special Education 234-9281
Stephen K. Nichols Chief Communications Officer 234-9308



District Office Main Switchboard   234-9200
Elementary Schools Dr. Julie Hatchel, Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Schools 234-9223
Secondary Schools and Adult Programs Dr. Michelle Le Patner, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Schools 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 Position Open 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

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

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.