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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. Susan Holliday Chief Administrative Officer Education & Support Services 234-9334
Tim Brooks Associate Superintendent   Human Resource Services 234-9371
Dr. Gregory J. Merwin  Chief Academic Officer 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
Charter Schools and Strategic Initiatives Heidi Crowley Coordinator 234-9220
Construction John Forney Chief Facilities Officer 234-9543
Contracts and Purchasing Lynh Rust  Executive Director 234-9436
Counseling and Student Support Dr. Rebecca Pianta Coordinator 234-9520
Curriculum and Instruction Grades 6-12, K-8, Alternative Education Jennifer Smalley Assistant Superintendent 234-9425
Curriculum and Instruction Preschool-Grade 5 Brad Shearer Assistant Superintendent 234-9426
Curriculum and Instruction Preschool-Grade 5 Dr. David Stewart Assistant Superintendent 234-9408
Early Childhood Programs

Lauren Pattullo
Interim Coordinator II



Elementary Education Peggy Baerst Executive Director  234-9249
English Language & Support Programs Natalie Baptiste  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
Integrated Support Services Dr. Wendy Pospichal Executive Director 234-9260
Maintenance & Operations Ted Norman Director 234-9541
Related Services Danielle Clark Director 234-9287
Safety and Student Services Mike Beekman  Executive Director 234-9267
Secondary Education Tim Hornig Executive Director 234-9222
Special Education Services (SELPA) Donald Mahoney Assistant Superintendent 234-9304
State & Federal Programs Stacy Yogi  Executive Director 234-9244
Technology/Information Services Sean Rozell Chief Technology Officer 234-9474
Transportation Carlos Chicas  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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For additional information about CUSD or its schools, 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.

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