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S3 Department Contacts


Safety and Student Engagement

Barbara Higgins, Director, Safety and Student Engagement

858-298-2081

Anthony Ceja, Senior Manager

858-298-2111

Jim Crittenden, Program Specialist

858-298-2092

Sal Garcia, Project Specialist

858-298-2100

  • Provides training and/or technical support on the following topics:  Cyberbullying/Bullying, Youth Digital Trends, Digital Citizenship, Friday Night Live, Strength Finders, Youth Development, Youth Conferences.

Mara Madrigal Weiss, Director, Student Wellness and Positive School Climate                                                                                  

858-298-2068

Violeta Mora, Project Specialist

858-298-2099

Heather Nemour, Project Specialist

858-298-2093

  • Provides training and/or technical support on the following topics:  Building Asset Based Relationships with Youth, Family Engagement, Mental Health First Aid (Youth), Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support, School Wide Information System for PBIS

Jenée Peevy, Program Specialist

858-298-2105

  • Provides training and/or technical support on the following topics:  Mentoring for Students At-Risk of School Failure, Restorative Practices, SARB - School Attendance Review Board, SART - School Attendance Review Teams, Social Work Interns

Corinne McCarthy, Program Specialist, School Nursing

858-298-2094

  • Provides training and/or technical support on the following topics, including but not limited to:  Student Health Concerns & Health Plans, Student Mental Health and Well-Being, Mandated Health Screenings, Immunizations, see Health Services (School) for more information

Lisa Davis, Project Specialist

858-298-2096

  • Provides training and/or technical support on the following topics: Grant and Fiscal Management for the ASSETs.

Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program and Homeless Education Services


Mindy Kukich, Project Specialist - Foster Youth Services

858-298-2060

Michelle Bailow, Tutor Connection Program Supervisor

858-298-2056

Susie Terry, Project Specialist - Homeless Education Services

858-298-2062

Susan Jeremiah, Administrative Assistant I 
858-298-2064

Jose Garibay-Najera, Program Clerk                                                                                                                                                        858-298-2065