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Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Nancy Kotowski, County Superintendent of Schools

Deputy Superintendent

Deputy Superintendent with teacher and student at a special education event


The Deputy Superintendent is the leader responsible for overseeing and aligning critical county office administrative functions, processes and special projects that engage multiple divisions. The Deputy Superintendent serves as a representative of the Superintendent and MCOE in collaborating with business leaders, community leaders, and other education entities to develop partnerships that support students and MCOE.  In addition, the Deputy Superintendent and staff provide assistance to the Superintendent in providing leadership and vision to develop, achieve, and maintain the best possible education for Monterey County students.

The Deputy Superintendent directly oversees all division heads, assigned department directors, and the Deputy Superintendent's Senior Executive Assistant.


Dr. Deneen Guss

Deputy Superintendent
Phone: 831.755.0373

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