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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

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Caryn Lewis

Assistant Superintendent

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Dora Salazar

K-12 Language & Literacy

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Jennifer Elemen, Ed.D.

Language & Literacy and History-Social Science

Edi Porter
Edi Porter

Language & Literacy, Elementary

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Cathy Cranson

Special Projects

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William Franzell


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Denise Green


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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

Gwenn Frindt

Gwenn Frindt

Executive Assistant


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Susan Castillo

Teacher and Administrator Induction


Jenny Davila

Jenny Davila

Financial Secretary


Yadira Perez

Yadira Perez

QRIS & Expanded Learning


Gail Kuehl

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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