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 JCCS Adds to School Leadership Team

Two Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS) programs recently announced two additions to their leadership teams.  

Dyane Plumly has been named site administrator in the Juvenile Court and Community Schools East and South regions, and Monarch School has named Teresa Echanove-Merghart vice principal.

Plumly started as a classroom teacher in the South Region in 2009. Since then, she has served as an instructional coach supporting Monarch School and the South Region, and was previously an instructional coach for reading intervention for all of JCCS.

Echanove-Merghart joins SDCOE from Chula Vista Elementary School District where she has served as a classroom teacher and as a district resource teacher.

"Dyane will be a welcome addition to our JCCS Leadership Team as we continue to ensure excellence in teaching and learning, cultivate stakeholder engagement, develop coherent and transparent systems for operational excellence, and strive to be the very best in supporting all students," said JCCS Executive Director Tracy Thompson.

Roberto Carrillo will continue to serve as principal in both the East and South regions.

"Teresa's experiences in education and life, her commitment to the community (she graduated from Sweetwater High School), along with her passionate commitment to teach and inspire learners, make her a perfect fit for Monarch," said Monarch School Principal Michael Paredes. "While Teresa's focus will be on K-5, I know she will bring her belief that 'anything is possible' to all spaces on our campus."

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The San Diego County Office of Education's Juvenile Court and Community Schools provide a fully accredited educational program for school-age youth who are either wards of the court or have been referred by social services, probation, or one of the 42 school districts in San Diego County. Services are provided to students who are incarcerated, pregnant or parenting, in foster care, expelled, chronically truant, in drug treatment centers and group homes for neglected or abused children, and experiencing homelessness.

JCCS serves 3,150 students per year at more than 24 sites across San Diego County.