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The ongoing goal of the Instructional Services department is to provide curricular and instructional support to the school sites. Our department is committed to increasing the capacity of teachers and school leaders by providing ongoing and systematic professional development. Through the implementation of the Common Core State Standards we strive to deliver high quality instruction to all of the student we serve. 
The department oversees a variety of responsibilities and programs including: 
  • Curriculum and Assessment
  • Professional Development 
  • State and Federal Categorical Programs 
  • Special Education Programs 
  • English Language Learners
  • Social Emotional Wellness
  • Multi Tiered Systems of Support
  • Dual Language 
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) 
  • Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports (PBIS ) 
  • Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) 
  • Textbooks 
  • Afterschool Programs 


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Becki Blanco
Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services
(310) 695-4039
Kevin Kronfeld
Director of Categorical Programs
(310) 695-4039
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Dr. Eric Medrano
Director of Special Education
(310) 695-4033
Eva Muñoz
Director of Student Support Services
(310) 695-4000
Ryan Williams Nancy Valle
Ryan Williams
ELOP Administrator
(310) 695-4031
Nancy Valle
(310) 695-4039
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Irma Rodriguez
(310) 695-4033
Emily Cummins Polk
Social Emotional Learning Coordinator
(310) 695-4039
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Norma Garcia
Teacher on Special Assignment - Assessments
(310) 695-4041
Mayra Gonzalez
Teacher on Special Assignment - Middle School Curriculum Specialist
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Lorena Lara
Teacher on Special Assignment - ELA/Math
(310) 695-4087
Dyana Martin
Teacher on Special Assignment - Response to Intervention
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Lisbeth Samaniego
Teacher on Special Assignment - English Learners
(310) 695-4087
Martha Funes-Doughty
Educational Technology Specialist - TOSA
Victoria Moreno Rebecca Ruiz
Victoria Moreno
District Nurse
(310) 695-4069
Becky Ruiz
Information System Specialist
(310) 695-4050