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District Contacts

Department: Number:
Food and Nutrition (Free/Reduced Lunch Program) 234-9509
Human Resource Services 234-9380
Insurance 234-9405
Inter-District Transfers 234-9264
Open Enrollment/Boundaries/Developer Fees 234-9335
Payroll 234-9396
Staff Development 234-9411
Student Records (Transcripts) 234-9241
Transportation (Bus Passes) 234-9920

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District Administration:
Administrator Title Division Number
Kirsten M. Vital Brulte Superintendent Capistrano Unified School District 234-9203
Clark Hampton  Deputy Superintendent    Business and Support Services 234-9211 
Dr. Cary Johnson Assistant Superintendent Curriculum & Instruction, Education & Support Services 234-9334
Tim Brooks Associate Superintendent   Human Resource Services 234-9371
Dr. Gregory J. Merwin  Associate Superintendent Education & Support Services 234-9275
Ryan Burris Chief Communications Officer Communications 234-9308

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District Office Main Switchboard: (949) 234-9200
Department/Program Name Position Number
Career Technical Education (CTE) Patricia Romo  Executive Director 234-9476
COVID, Health & Safety, Student Wellness Heidi Crowley Administrator on Special Assignment 234-9220
Construction John Forney Chief Facilities Officer 234-9543
Contracts and Purchasing Lynh Rust  Executive Director 234-9436
Cultural Proficiency, Socio-Emotional Learning, and Student Wellness TBD Executive Director 234-9260
School Leadership and Instruction,
Brad Shearer Assistant Superintendent 234-9426
School Leadership and Instruction,
Dr. David Stewart Assistant Superintendent 234-9408
Curriculum and Instruction Grades 6-12, K-8, Alternative Education Jennifer Smalley Assistant Superintendent 234-9425
PK-5, General Education and Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction Peggy Baerst Executive Director  234-9249
6-12, ATP, General Education and Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction Meg Ervais Executive Director 234-9260
Early Childhood, General Education and Special Education Programs

Lauren Pattullo

Director II


English Language & Support Programs TBD Coordinator 234-9256
Facilities John Forney  Chief Facilities Officer 234-9543
Fiscal Services  Matt Krause Executive Director 234-9317
Food and Nutrition Services Kristen Hilleman Director 234-9501
Human Resource Services, Curriculum, and Instruction Preschool-Grade 5 Robert Miller Assistant Superintendent 234-9358
Human Resource Services, Curriculum, and Instruction Grades 6-12, K-8, Alt Ed Rich Montgomery Assistant Superintendent 234-9373
Human Resource Services/Employee Engagement Laura Lyon Executive Director 234-9408
Infant-Elementary Special Education Programs Jill Brennan Coordinator 234-9290
Informal Dispute Resolution/Compliance Dr. Kathy Purcell Executive Director 234-9292
Information Services & Assessment Accountability Karen Scott Director 234-9470
Maintenance & Operations/Transportation Carlos Chicas Executive Director 234-9541
Related Services Danielle Clark Director 234-9287
Safety and Student Services Mike Beekman  Executive Director 234-9267
Secondary Education Meg Ervais Executive Director 234-9222
Special Education Services (SELPA) Clint Collins Interim Assistant Superintendent 234-9304
Special Education Technology Support Services Nicholas Giunta Director I 234-9288
State & Federal Programs Stacy Yogi  Executive Director 234-9244
Technology/Information Services Sean Rozell Chief Technology Officer 234-9474
Transportation Carlos Chicas  Executive Director 234-9965
CUSD-Activity Camps Enrichment Saddleback College 582-4326
Career Technical Education (CTE) College and Career Advantage (CCA) 234-9464
YMCA Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo | Website 949-542-3904
YMCA Mission Viejo, RSM, Ladera Ranch, Trabuco Canyon, Las Flores | Website 949-542-3904
YMCA San Clemente, Capistrano Beach and Dana Point| Website 949-542-3904

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CUSD Ed Center

The CUSD Education Center, located at 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, is open from 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. 


Ed Center Entrance
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