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Education Services

Education Services Leadership Team

Dr. Susan Holliday
Assistant Superintendent, Education Services
(949) 234-9339

Dr. Greg Merwin
Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction - Pre-Grade 5
(949) 234-9424

Marc Patterson
Executive Director, Secondary Curriculum & Instruction
(949) 234-9425

David Stewart
Executive Director, Professional Development


Pati Romo
Executive Director, Career Technical Education
(949) 234-9476

Stacy Yogi
Executive Director, State & Federal Programs
(949) 234-9244

Dr. Wendy Pospichal
Executive Director, Student Intervention & Support Services
(949) 234-9260

Mike Beekman
 Executive Director, Safety and Student Services
(949) 234-9267

Dr. Jennifer Heckert
Director, Intervention Systems and GATE
(949) 234-9249

Dr. Debbi Keeler
Director, Early Learning Programs
(949) 234-5341

Anthony Tran
Director, Assessment, Research & Accountability
(949) 234-9420

Grant Martin Jr.
Coordinator, Athletics and Extracurricular Activities
(949) 234-9482

Patrice Dempsey
Coordinator, Credit Recovery
(949) 234-9349

Chad Smith
Coordinator, Pupil Welfare

(949) 234-9330

Dara Stephens
Coordinator of SST/504 Plans

(949) 234-9310

Neil Anderson
Coordinator of VAPA

(949) 234-9407


Our Mission:

The Education Services Department exists to support the delivery of quality instruction to all CUSD students

We believe all students learn best when...

  • their classroom environments are conducive to learning and reflect a culture of community, collaboration, and high expectations for all;
  • they actively engage in a coherent curriculum that reflects rigorous content, and emphasizes critical thinking, application, and innovation;
  • there are clearly communicated goals and objectives;
  • they receive instruction that is focused, purposeful, and appropriately paced;
  • they receive differentiated support for their learning; and
  • they build responsibility for their own learning through an ongoing partnership with their teachers.