Who to Contact at the Pasadena Unified School District


After-school programs                   Maria Toliver                              396-3614

Arts Education                                 Jennifer Olson                             396-3600 x 88129

Athletics                                            Gilbert Barraza                            396-3600 x 88461

Child Welfare, Attendance            Eric Sahakian                               396-3600 x 88230
& Safety

District Communications              Hilda Ramirez Horvath             396-3606

Dual Language Immersion           Helen Hill (Curriculum)            396-3600 x 88299

Early Childhood Education          Ree Harris                                    396-5762

Elementary Education (TK-5th) Julianne Reynoso                        396-3600 x 88217

Emergency Information               Text “PUSD” or “PUSDESPANOL” to 888777

Families in Transition                   Socorro Rocha                             396-3698

Foster Youth                                    Franchesca Ocasio                      396-3600 x 88248

Gifted & Talented Education       Julianne Reynoso                        396-3600 x 88217

Health Programs                            Ann Rector                                   396-3600 x 88240

High School/College                     Dr. Marisa Sarian                        396-3600 x 88423
& Career Pathways

English Learners                           Dr. Elizabeth Blanco                    396-3600 x 88605

LCAP, Planning                             Shannon Mumolo                         396-3600 x 88122
& Signature Programs

Maintenance & Operations        Kahlil Harrington                         396-3600 x 88153

Measure TT                                    http://measurett.org/homepage.html

Nutrition/Food Services             Ralph A. Peschek                         396-5850 x 89372

Open Enrollment/ Permits        Theresa Doran                             396-3600 x 88341

Parent/Family & Community    Suzanne Berberian                      396-3600 x 88186
Engagement                                   & Elizabeth Palomares

Public Information Officer         Hilda Ramirez-Horvath              396-3600 x 88192

School campus event permits    Veronica Jimenez                        396-5850 x 89188

Secondary Education (6-12)       Dr. Marisa Sarian                        396-3600 x 88423

Special Education                         Dr. Elizabeth Blanco                   396-3600 x 88605

Student Records                            Theresa Doran                              396-3600 x 88341

Summer School (Enrichment)   Pas. Educational Foundation       396-3600 x 88350

Summer School (Remedial)       School Principals

Transportation                              Gary Turner                                 396-5850 x 89239

Uniform dress code                      Your school site

Volunteer opportunities             Jessica Nava                                396-3631 x 88191

PUSD employee email addresses are: lastname.firstname@pusd.us

If you have a concern at your school, your first step is to speak with your teacher or principal. If it is not successfully resolved at the school site, the next step is to contact the person who oversees that grade level curriculum and instruction. 

District Leadership Team

Superintendent: Dr. Brian McDonald (626) 396-3619

Chief of Specialized Instructional Services: Dr. Elizabeth J. Blanco (626) 396-3600 x 88669


Programs and services for children with disabilities, cross-departmental planning, working collaboratively with families to serve children, and delivering standardized procedures and training

Chief Business Officer: Bernadette Griggs (626) 396-3600 x 88151

Purchasing, Food Services, Risk Management, Workplace Safety, Legal Services, Charter MOU, Fiscal and Legal, Budget/Resource Allocation, Financing, Budget Advisory Committee, Benefits Enrollment, Emergency Preparedness

Chief Human Resources Officer: Steven Miller (626) 396-3600 x 88779
All human resources functions including personnel recruitment, hiring and retention, employee relations, employee evaluation, substitutes, complaint management, staffing projections, union negotiations, and professional development activities

Facilities: Nelson Cayabyab (626) 396-3600 x 89178
Board Facilities Subcommittee, Bond Administration, Civic Center Permits, Construction, Facilities Master Plan/ Implementation, Liaison to Cities of Pasadena, Sierra Madre & Altadena, Liaison to Pasadena Redevelopment Oversight Board, TT Citizens Oversight Committee, District Maintenance and Operations

Chief Technology Officer: Tendaji (TJ) Jamal (626) 396-3600 x 88169
Student Information Systems, Data Director, Information Management/Data Control, Information Technology Operations, Assessments, State Testing, Accountability System, Data Analysis, CAHSEE, Telecommunications, Instructional Technology Support

PUSD employee email addresses are: lastname.firstname@pusd.us

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