Department Directors

  • Sally Ames, Adult School
  • Kathy Chavez, Food Services
  • Kim McGrath, Instructional Services: Student Learning, Achievement and Innovation (Secondary)
  • Jeff Guy, Buildings, Grounds & Transportation
  • Jackie Kirk-Martinez, Student Support Services
  • Julie Lang, Fiscal Services
  • Ryan Pinkerton, Personnel Services
  • Amy Shields, Instructional Services: Student Learning & Achievement (Elementary)
  • Kim McGrath, Information Services & Technology
 

Christin Newlon, Director, Personnel

(805) 549-1230

Email: Christin Newlon

The Personnel Services Department is committed to serving all children in our District by ensuring there are qualified and professional teachers and classified staff in front of all students every day. Applicants seeking employment are invited to apply for vacancies as they occur.  Our goal is to exhibit and support San Luis Coastal values - excellence, integrity, diversity, responsiveness, caring, and collaboration in serving students, faculty, staff, members of the Board of Trustees, and the public.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Personnel Department at (805) 549-1233 or visit the Personnel web page.
 

Amy Shields, Elementary Director, Instructional Services: Student Learning & Achievement

(805) 549-1225

Email: Amy Shields

The Instructional Services:  Learning & Achievement Department (IS:LA) strives to meet the educational needs of our preschool through sixth grade students, parents, staff, and extended school community. To continuously improve student achievement, IS:LA supports the:

  • implementation of effective curriculum, instructional strategies, instructional resources, assessment methods, and professional development;

  • involvement of the school community in determining the direction of the instructional program; and

  • evaluation and improvement of our instructional program through the use of data.

For more information, visit our webpage or contact us at 549-1225.

Kim McGrath, Secondary Director, Instructional Services: Student Learning, Achievement, and Innovation

The Instructional Services:  Learning & Achievement Department (IS:LA) strives to meet the educational needs of our middle and high school students, parents, staff, and extended school community. To continuously improve student achievement, IS:LA supports the:

  • implementation of effective curriculum, instructional strategies, instructional resources, assessment methods, and professional development;

  • involvement of the school community in determining the direction of the instructional program; and

  • evaluation and improvement of our instructional program through the use of data.

For more information, visit our webpage or contact us at 549-1247.

Diane Frost, Executive Director, Student Support Services

On behalf of the Student Support Services Department, I'd like to welcome you to our district web site. The Student Support Services Department is a valued and integral part of the total district program. Student Support Services assigns personnel and services to schools to enable them to meet the specialized needs of all children.

Along with Special Education services and other Pupil Services, our Student Support Services Department also administers programs and supports in the following areas:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Critical Incident Response Teams
  • Discipline Procedures for Special Education
  • Home/Hospital Instruction
  • Homeless Support and Foster Youth Coordination (McKinney-Vento Act)
  • Interagency Agreements
  • MediCal Billing and MAA Administration
  • School Nursing Support
  • School Safety and Violence Prevention Act
  • Section 504 Accommodations
  • State Department and Office for Civil Rights Compliance
  • Tenth Grade Counseling Grant
  • Threat Assessment Teams
  • Uniform Complaint Procedures

For more information about student services available in the District, visit the Student Support Services web page, contact us by phone at 549-1218, or email.

Kim McGrath, Director, Information Services & Technology

The Information Services & Technology Department (IS&T), works to professionally support technology district-wide by leveraging available resources within a culture of mutual respect and collaboration. We are continually seeking community members, businesses and volunteers to partner with us in providing technology resources for our students. Utilizing all of our resources, we enthusiastically support the use of technology as an integral part of the curriculum to enhance teaching & learning, problem solving, communication, collaboration, productivity and creativity.

Through the district and school web sites, we seek to strengthen the home-school connection with helpful information for students, parents, staff, and families in our community. Please contact us via telephone 805-549-1224 or email. You may also visit the Information Services & Technology web page to learn more about the services we provide.

Julie Lang, Director, Fiscal Services

Email: Julie Lang

The Fiscal Services department is dedicated to promoting excellence and professionalism while supporting the educational goals of San Luis Coastal Unified School District.  We are here to assist you in the areas of payroll, insurance, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, attendance, purchasing, bids and contracts, developer fees, and facility use agreements.  We invite you to visit our website for more information and links and contact us for assistance via telephone 549-1213 or email.

Sally Ames, Coordinator, Adult School

The Adult School operates on a trimester schedule with new classes beginning in September, January, and April. Our mission is to meet the diverse educational needs of our community by empowering lifelong learners to reach their professional, personal, and family goals. Students are at the center of what we do.

Each trimester we offer a wide variety of general interest and self-improvement programs. For more information and to view our class offerings, visit our website at http://ae.slcusd.org or call 805-549-1222.

Jeff Guy, Director, Buildings, Grounds & Transportation

Email: Jeff Guy

We pride ourselves on anticipating problems before they affect our clients and strive to consistently keep our schools running smoothly.  We are responsible for the maintenance and repair of all our facilities, daily cleaning, community use, remodeling, bus transportation, sports field preparation, communication systems, and safety systems.  Please contact us via email or call our office 805-596-4105 so that we may assist you.

Kathleen Chavez, Director, Food Services

The Food Service Department strives to meet the nutritional needs of our students by providing nutritionally sound meals and by promoting the development of optimal eating habits.  Lunch is available every school day at all schools.  Breakfast is offered at most sites.  Our staff is ready to answer your questions.  We may be reached at 596-4064 or 596-4065.  Please visit the Food Services web page for additional information.