Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Mission, Vision, & Core Values

Mission Statement

The Monterey County Office of Education provides the leadership, support and service excellence needed to prepare the diverse students of Monterey County for success in each step of their educational journey.


Every student’s educational experience will prepare them for success as productive and contributing members of our global society. 

Core Values


We are accountable in all we do, always operating in a transparent manner, building and upholding the public’s trust.


We promote a collaborative culture that empowers organizational synergies and strong partnerships.


We are committed to leadership that cultivates innovative ideas that result in effective systems and increased capacity.


We value and promote diversity, respecting different perspectives, cultures, and experiences to better serve our communities.


We foster a culture of equity to provide opportunities for everyone to perform at the highest levels of achievement.


Dr. Deneen Guss

County Superintendent
Phone: 831.755.0301

Carla Strobridge Stewart

Assistant to the County Superintendent
Phone: 831.784.4244

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