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Education Services

Our Goals

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

#CapoForward Schools


Contact Us


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

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 

Shelley Overstreet
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


Student Support Services


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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.

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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