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Education Services

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Teaching and Learning
Engage students in meaningful, challenging, and innovative educational experiences to increase post-secondary options for all students.

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

Brad Shearer
Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction Preschool-Grade 5
(949) 234-9424

Joshua Hill
Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction Grades 6-12, K-8, Alternative Education
(949) 234-9425

David Stewart
(Human Resource Services)
Executive Director, Professional Development
(949) 234-9408

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

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

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

Debbie Carrillo
Director Student Support Programs
(949) 234-9254 

Peggy Baerst
Interim-Director, Student Achievement
(949) 234-9249

William Mocnik
Director, Student Achievement, Secondary
(949) 234-9482

Dr. Debbi Keeler
Director, Early Childhood Programs
(949) 234-5341
Anthony Tran
Director, Assessment, Research & Accountability
(949) 234-9420
Tim Hornig
Coordinator, Athletics, and Extracurricular Activities
(949) 234-9222

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

Anthony Russomanno
Coordinator, College, and Career Counseling
(949) 234-9518

Neil Anderson
Coordinator of VAPA
(949) 234-9407

Heidi Crowley
Coordinator Charter Schools and Strategic Initiatives
(949) 234-9220

Natalie Baptiste
Coordinator TK-12 Language Acquisitions and Instructional Support
(949) 234-9256

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Dr. Gregory Merwin

Associate Superintendent, Student Support Services
(949) 234-9275

Donald Mahoney

Assistant Superintendent, SELPA, Special Education Services
(949) 234-9304

Anne Delfosse

Executive Director, Special Education Programs and Instruction
(949) 234-9278

Dr. Wendy Pospichal
Executive Director, Integrated Support Services
(949) 234-9260

Dara Stephens
Coordinator of SST/504 Plans
(949) 234-9310

Jill Brennan

Coordinator, Special Education Services, Infant-Pre K
(949) 234-9271


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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.