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Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Nancy Kotowski, County Superintendent of Schools

Welcome to the Educational Services Department! CONTACT INFORMATION and a brief bio for each of our team members can be found by clicking on their name. Also, watch the video below to learn a little bit more about about what we do.  

Administrative Team

Portrait of Caryn Lewis
Caryn Lewis

Assistant Superintendent

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Dora Salazar

K-12 Language & Literacy

Photo of Jennifer Elemen
Jennifer Elemen, Ed.D.

Language & Literacy and History-Social Science

Photo of Edi Porter
Edi Porter

Language & Literacy, Elementary

Photo of Cathy Cranson
Cathy Cranson

Special Projects

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William Franzell


Photo of Denise Green
Denise Green


Photo of Lety Gomez-Gong
Lety Gomez-Gong

Expanded Learning

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Mara Wold

Expanded Learning

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Esther Rubio

School Climate

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Janeth Rojas

Early Childhood Education

Support Staff

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Gwenn Frindt

Executive Assistant


Photo of Susan Castillo

Susan Castillo

Teacher and Administrator Induction


Photo of Jenny Davila

Jenny Davila

Financial Secretary


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Yadira Perez

QRIS & Expanded Learning


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Gail Kuehl

Special Projects


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Maria Camberos

Administrative Assistant II



Caryn Lewis

Assistant Superintendent
Phone: 831.755.0383

Gwenn Frindt

Executive Assistant
Phone: 831.755.0364

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