Who to Contact at the Pasadena Unified School District


After-school programs                  Maria Toliver                              396-3614

Arts Education                                Karen Anderson                             396-3600 x 88129

Chief Academic Officer                Dr. Elizabeth Blanco                   396-3600 x 88605

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

Communications               Hilda Ramirez Horvath       396-3606

Dual Language Immersion           Helen Hill            396-3600 x 88299

Early Childhood Education           Ree Harris                                    396-5762

Elementary/Secondary Education    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       Karen Anderson                           396-3600 x 88129

Health Programs                          Ann Rector                                   396-3600 x 88240

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

Maintenance & Operations        Kahlil Harrington                         396-3600 x 88153

Measure TT                                                                                        626-396-5850 x 89178

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

Open Enrollment/ Permits         Trudell Skinner                             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

Special Education                        Dr. Cherilyn Lew                    396-3600 x 88605

Student Records                                                                                 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

Academics, 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 (Consultant): Eva Lueck (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: Dr. 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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