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Academic Services

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  • Support for building and cohesively expanding Multi-Tiered Systems of Support.
  • Focus on Math STEPS to support districtwide efforts to improve student outcomes.
  • Reading by third grade/Literacy for College and Career.
  • Ongoing support for multilingual students through services such as curriculum and EL counselors.
  • College and/or career support for TK-12 students.


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Dr. Carola Castro

Assistant Superintendent of

Academic Services

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Dr. Christine Balbuena

Director of

Elementary Curriculum & Professional Learning

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Dr. Roshelle Chavez

Director of

Special Education Local Plan Area


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Dr. Eveline Huh

Director of

Child Development & Special Programs

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Mike Lawrence
Director of
Information & Technology
Dr. Soco Verduzco head shot photo

Dr. Soco Verduzco

Director of

Pupil Support Services

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Dr. Crechena Wise

Director of

Secondary Curriculum & Professional Learning




Sheila Loranger

Division Assistant

Phone (562) 926-5566 ext. 21126

FAX (562) 404-7921

Blaine Watson
Equity Officer
ext. 21184