Meet Our Team

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Welcome to the Educational Services Department! Contact Information and a brief bio for each of our team members can be found by clicking on their name. Also, watch the video below to learn a little bit more about what we do.  

Administrative Team

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Caryn Lewis, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent

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Michelle Ramirez

Senior Director

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Matthew Turkie

District and School Support Liaison

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David Dobrowski

Data, Research, & Partnerships

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Maralina Milazzo

Director of Student Success

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Dora Salazar

Director, Teaching & Learning

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Language & Literacy, History, Social Science

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Lora Carey

Program Coordinator II, Mathematics

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Rod Garcia

Computer Science & Digital Learning

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Fab Lab Program Specialist

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Roberto Núñez, Ed.D.

Director Leadership and School Systems

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Mara Wold, M.P.A.

Expanded Learning

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Lety Gomez-Gong

Expanded Learning

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Tara Crampton

Program Coordinator II, MTSS

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Greg Fry

Program Coordinator II,
School Climate

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Lauren Patron-Castro

Program Coordinator, AmeriCorps

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Irma C. Lopez

Program Development & Retention, AmeriCorps

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Gelacio Gonzalez

Early Learning, Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS)

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Eliza Gomez

Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS)

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Megan Matteoni

Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS)

Development & Compliance

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Emiliano Valdez

MCAET Director

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Jack Peterson

Media Production Engineer

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Adilene Cabrera

Programming Engineer

Support Staff

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Adriana Chavarin
Executive Assistant


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Josue Gaona
Administrative Assistant III


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Gail Kuehl
Administrative Assistant II
Teacher Induction, ACEIT, MTTS (PBIS, SEL, Trauma), Health Framework, TUPE


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Norma Esparza
Administrative Assistant II


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Angie Guevara-Galvan
Administrative Assistant II
Language & Literacy


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Maria Ramirez
Administrative Assistant II
Leadership & School Systems


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Juanita Savinon
Administrative Assistant II



Caryn Lewis, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent
Phone: 831.755.0383

Adriana Chavarin

Executive Assistant
Phone: 831.755.0364

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