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CUSD Student Support Services

Capistrano Unified School District

(949) 234-9270

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Staff Directory

Dr. Gregory Merwin, Associate Superintendent
Student Support Services

Donald Mahoney, Assistant Superintendent
SELPA, Special Education Services
Dr. Wendy Pospichal, Executive Director
Integrated Support Services

Dr. Kathy Purcell, Executive Director
Alternative Dispute Resolution/Compliance

Anne Delfosse, Executive Director
Special Education Programs and Instruction

Danielle Clark, Director
Related Services
Jill Brennan, Coordinator
Special Education Services, Infant-PreK

Dara Stephens, Coordinator 

Rebecca Pianta, Coordinator
Counseling and Student Support

Myla Candelario, Coordinator
Special Education Technology Support Services

Claudia Ginsberg-Brown, Coordinator
Medi-Cal/Home Instruction/Staffing

Roxanne Cortez, Program Specialist

Private Schools/Non-Public Schools

Shari Nelson, Antoinette Wheeler, Stacy Berrest
Deon Ford, Nenoska Frink, Amanda Bratcher,
Nancy Cho, Janelle Stever

2019-20 Nurse Assignments (PDF)
2019-20 Program Spec Assignments - To Follow

Student Support Services

Federal and state laws require the district to identify, locate and assess all students within the district from birth through 21 years of age who may have disabilities, and then provide appropriate Learn more here

Our Mission

Student Support Services exists as an organized team to provide specialized service, support, and knowledge to students with special needs, their parents, the community, and staff. The results of such efforts are the development and implementation of effective, evidence-based programs and services for all CUSD children.