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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

Direct Service Districts

The Monterey County Office of Education strives to provide support to the small school districts of Monterey County, also known as Direct Service Districts. Each fiscal year, each Direct Service District receives services and support from MCOE, such as professional development offerings, nursing services, and psychologist services.

The Deputy Superintendent's office serves as liaison to the Direct Service Districts, holding an annual informational meeting to disseminate important information, and to work with the districts to discuss support and services that will be available to them in the current year.

Direct Service Districts:

  • Big Sur Unified School District
  • Bradley Union School District
  • Chualar Union School District
  • Graves School District
  • Lagunita School  District
  • Mission Union School District
  • San Antonio Union School District
  • San Ardo Union School District
  • San Lucas Union School District


Contact Information: 

For general questions or concerns about services to Direct Service Districts, please contact Deputy Superintendent Dr. Deneen Guss at (831) 755-0373, or her assistant Jessica Herfurth at (831) 755-0362.

For questions relating to professional development offerings, please contact the Educational Services division at (831) 755-0364.

For questions relating to nursing or psychologist services, please contact the Special Education division at (831) 755-0340 or (831) 755-6440.


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Forms and Documents:




Dr. Deneen Guss

Deputy Superintendent
Phone: 831.755.0373

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