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Steve M. Tietjen, Ed.D | County Superintendent of Schools

Educational Services Staff

Merced County Office of Education

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Name Title​​​​​​ Phone​ E-Mail​
NameJohn Magneson Title​​​​​​Assistant Superintendent Phone​(209) 381-6638 E-Mail​jmagneson
NameCeci Perez Title​​​​​​Executive Secretary Phone​(209) 381-6634 E-Mail​cperez
Name​Holly Newlon Title​​​​​​​Director, College & Career Phone​​(209) 381-6740 E-Mail​hnewlon
Name​Kristie Williams Title​​​​​​Administrative ​Secretary, College & Career Phone​​(209) 381-5922​kwilliams​
Name​​Lyalla Dias Title​​​​​​​Coordinator, Cal-Soap Phone​​(209) 381-5917 E-Mail​Ldias
Name​Nou Chee Xiong Title​​​​​​

​Youth Services Assistant,

Phone​​(209) 381-5919 E-Mail​NXiong
Name​Daphne Post Title​​​​​​​Coordinator, EMPOWER/Foster Youth Phone​​(209) 381-5918 E-Mail​​dpost
Name​Sandra Stevens Title​​​​​​​Foster Youth Services Educational Liaison​ Phone​​(209) 381-4519 E-Mail​sstevens
Name​Sabrina Desalez Title​​​​​​​Support Service Assistant Phone​​(209) 381-5110 E-Mail​​​sdesale
Name​Mary Whited Title​​​​​​​Coordinator, Regional Occupational Program (ROP) Phone​​(209) 381-6677 E-Mail​mwhited
Name​​Janice Rogge Title​​​​​​​ROP Program Specialist Phone​​(209) 381-6789 E-Mail​​jrogge
Name​Maira Noriega Title​​​​​​Administrative ​Secretary, ROP Phone​​(209) 381-6688 E-Mail​​mnoriega
Name​Dora Robles Title​​​​​​​Secretary, ROP Phone​​(209) 381-6684 E-Mail​​drobles​
NameFrancisco Romo Title​​​​​​Director, Continuous Improvement
Phone​(209) 381-6737fromo
Diana Chavez Title​​​​​​Administrative ​Secretary, Continuous Improvement Phone​(209) 381-4509dchavez
Name​Amy Mejia
Title​​​​​​Coordinator, ELD Phone​​​(209) 381-5997 E-Mail​amejia
​Audry Garza
​Coordinator, ELA
​(209) 381-5991
Name Paula Smith Title​​​​​​Administrative Secretary, ELA/ELD
Phone​(209) 381-6760 E-Mail​ psmith​
​Duane Habecker
​Coordinator, Mathematics
​(209) 381-5147
​Rosanna Ayers
​Coordinator, Science
​(209) 381-5971
​Ruth Sanchez
​Secretary, Math/Science
​​(209) 381-4570
NameMichelle Symes Title​​​​​​Director, District Support Services
Phone​(209) 381-5904 E-Mail​msymes
NameHeather Woody
Title​​​​​​Administrative ​Secretary, District Support Services Phone​(209) 381-5976 E-Mail​hwoody
NameMatthew Edwards Title​​​​​​Coordinator, Educational Technology (ETC) Phone​(209) 381-5908 E-Mail​​medwards
NameLaRae Demorest Title​​​​​​Learning Resource Specialist, ETC Phone​(209) 381-6630
NameCarlos Lupian
Title​​​​​​Learning Resource Specialist, ETC​ Phone​(209 381-6641 E-Mail​clupian
NameTim Ryan
Title​​​​​​Production Technician, ETC
Phone​(209) 381-6657 E-Mail​tryan
​Karla Paul

​Coordinator, Credentialing Programs
​(209) 381-6614
Name​Stacy Shasky
Title​​​​​​Coordinator, Credintialing Programs/Teacher Induction Program (TIP) Phone​(209) 381-6629 E-Mail​sshasky
NameGayle Catuiza
Title​​​​​​Administrative Secretary, Credentialing Programs, TIP Phone​(209) 381-6644 E-Mail​gcatuiza​
NameStacie Arancibia
Title​​​​​​Events & Community Engagement Specialist
Phone​(209) 381-5910 E-Mail​sarancibia​​
NamePatty Espino​za
Title​​​​​​Secretary, Events
Phone​(209) 381-6608
NameOdessa Osby Title​​​​​​Administrative Clerk, Events
Phone​(209) 381-4568 E-Mail​oosby
NameRaul Diaz Title​​​​​​Director of Migrant Education Phone​(209) 381-6702 E-Mail​radiaz
NameElmira Mello Title​​​​​​​Administrative Secretary, Migrant Education Phone​(209) 381-6703 E-Mail​emello
NameOsvaldo De Luna Title​​​​​​Director, Leadership and Systems Phone​(209) 381-5966 E-Mail​odeluna
NameValerie Salazar Title​​​​​​​Secretary, Leadership and Systems
Phone​​​(209) 381-5998 E-Mail​vsalazar
Amelia Jimenez
Coordinator, ​Leadership and Systems
​(209) 381-6761
​Ana Moreno
Secretary, Leadership and Systems
​(209) 381-5906

​Sheilah Brooks
​Program Advisor
​(209) 381-6674
NameMay Moua Title​​​​​​Director,
Student Programs
Phone​(209) 381-6648 E-Mail​mtmoua
Title​​​​​​Administrative Secretary, Student Programs
Phone​(209) 381-6647
NameSheilah Brooks Title​​​​​​Program Advisor Phone​(209) 381-6675 E-Mail​sbrooks
Name​Liz Rojas Title​​​​​​​Expanded Learning Program Manager Phone​​(209) 381-5958 E-Mail​erojas
Name​Chelsea Dunlap
Title​​​​​​Administrative ​Secretary, Expanded Learning
Phone​​(209) 381-5934
NameSandra Betschart Title​​​​​​Account Technician, Expanded Learning Phone​(209) 381-6656 E-Mail​sbetschart

NameEdit Salazar
Title​​​​​​Expanded Learning Program Supervisor Phone​(209) 381-6635 esalazar
NameCatherine Pamer
Title​​​​​​Expanded Learning Program Supervisor
Phone​(209) 381-5939 E-Mail​cpamer
NameJesus Fernandez Title​​​​​​Expanded Learning Program Supervisor Phone​(209) 381-5643 E-Mail​jfernandez​​
Name​Harpreet Takhar
Title​​​​​​Expanded Learning Program Supervisor
Phone​(209) 381-5935 E-Mail​htakhar

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