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

Assistant Superintendent

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Michelle Ramirez

Senior Director

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Cathy Cranson

Director, Special Projects

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Esther Rubio

Program Coordinator II

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Kathleen Paranthaman

Program Coordinator, AmeriCorps

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Irma C. Lopez

AmeriCorps

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Dora Salazar

Director, Language & Literacy

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Edi Porter

Language & Literacy

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Jennifer Elemen, Ed.D.

Language & Literacy and History-Social Science

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Denise Green

Mathematics

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David Dobrowski

Director of Data, Research, and Partnerships

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Mara Wold, M.P.A.

Regional Lead, Expanded Learning

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Lety Gomez-Gong

Manager, Expanded Learning

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Roberto Núñez, Ed.D.

Director of Leadership Development

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Juan Mendoza-Romero, Ed.D.

College and Career Readiness

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Laurie Ramirez

Early Childhood Education

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Gelacio Gonzalez

Early Learning

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Michelle Rios

Development & Compliance

Support Staff

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Gwenn Frindt

Executive Assistant

831.755.0364
gfrindt@montereycoe.org

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Susan Castillo

Teacher and Administrator Induction

831.755.0834
scastill@montereycoe.org

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Jenny Davila

Financial Secretary

831.784.4198
jdavila@montereycoe.org

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Maria Ramirez

QRIS & Expanded Learning

831.755.0369
maramire@montereycoe.org

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Gail Kuehl

Special Projects

831.755.0368
gkuehl@montereycoe.org

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Maria Camberos

Administrative Assistant II

831.755.0346
mcambero@montereycoe.org

Contacts

Caryn Lewis

Assistant Superintendent
clewis@montereycoe.org
Phone: 831.755.0383

Gwenn Frindt

Executive Assistant
gfrindt@montereycoe.org
Phone: 831.755.0364

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