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CUSD Student Support Services

Capistrano Unified School District

(949) 234-9270

Staff Directory

Dr. Gregory Merwin, Associate Superintendent
Student Support Services

Donald Mahoney, Assistant Superintendent
SELPA, Special Education Services
Wendy Pospichal, Executive Director
Integrated Support Services

Sara Young, Executive Director
Alternative Dispute Resolution/Compliance

Anne Delfosse, Executive Director
Special Education Programs and Instruction

Position Open/TBD, Director
Related Services
Jill Brennan, Coordinator
Special Education Services, Infant-PreK

Dara Stephens, Coordinator 

Danielle Clark, Coordinator
Mental Health Services

Myla Candelario, Coordinator
Special Education Technology Support Services

Roxanne Cortez, Program Specialist
Private Schools/Non-Public Schools

Claudia Ginsberg-Brown, Coordinator
Medi-Cal/Home Instruction/Staffing

Rebecca Pianta
Lead Counselor

Rebecca Bailey,  Antoinette Wheeler,  Danielle Davis, Stacy Berrest,  Amanda Bratcher
Program Specialists - Site Based

Shari Nelson, Janelle Stever

Program Specialists - District Office Based


2017-18 Program Specialist Assignments
2017-18 Autism Support Team
2017-18 Nurse Assignments

Student Support Services

Federal and state laws require the district to identify, locate and assess all students within the district from birth through 21 years of age who may have disabilities, and then provide appropriate more...

Our Mission

Student Support Services exists as an organized team to provide specialized service, support, and knowledge to students with special needs, their parents, the community, and staff. The results of such efforts are the development and implementation of effective, evidence-based programs and services for all CUSD children.