Meet the Team

Welcome to Modesto City Schools and thank you for visiting our CI & PD homepage.
Every Student Matters, Every Moment Counts!

Lauren Lemons Odell, Ed.D
Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction & Professional Development
[email protected]
(209) 574-1502


Chris Mastras
Executive Assistant to Associate Superintendent
[email protected]
[email protected]
(209) 492-4465


Kim Newton
Senior Director K-12, ELA & H/SS
[email protected]
(209) 492-4659
Please see the responsibility chart for other areas of supervision


Mike Rich
Senior Director K-12, Math & Science
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(209) 492-4659
Please see the responsibility chart for other areas of supervision
 

Christy Trujillo
Staff Secretary IV to Senior Directors Newton and Rich
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[email protected]
 

Professional Development Coordinators & Instructional Coaches

Blanc, Kelley
Instructional Coach, Teacher Induction
(209) 574-1505

Bray, Melissa
Instructional Coach, Math 
(209) 492-1584

Chaidez, Veronica
Instructional Coach, ELD
(209) 492-1787

Coulter, Kailey
Instructional Coach, History/Social Science 
(209) 492-7357

Croyle, Alana
Instructional Coach. ELA
(209) 492-1930

Davalos, Veronica
Instructional Coach, Math
(209) 492-6744

Davis, Loren
Instructional Coach, Science
(209) 492-2015

Howenstine, Rachel
District ELA Coordinator 
(209) 492-3630

Jones, Tammy
Instructional Coach, ELA
(209) 492-4082

Martinez, Elsa
Instructional Coach, ELD 
(209) 492-4440

McGill, Melody
District Science Coordinator 
(209) 492-4623

Meier, Nancy
Instructional Coach, Special Education
(209) 492-4666

Mesa, Joseph
Digital Curriculum Coordinator
(209) 492-5006

Michelena, Joe
District Math Coordinator 
(209) 492-6763

Middaugh, Erica
Instructional Coach, Science
(209) 492-1437

Mugica, Erika
Instructional Coach, ELD
(209) 492-3123

Neal, Apryl
Instructional Coach, Math 
(209) 492-1130

Nunes, Scott
Instructional Coach, Technology 
(209) 492-5202

Ortega-Souza, Lorena
Instructional Coach, ELD
(209) 492-5277

Phillips, Amy
Instructional Coach, ELA
(209) 492-5708

Price, Brandon
District VAPA & PE Coordinator
(209) 492-5767

Schow, Kristy
Instructional Coach, History/Social Science
(209) 492-5810

Smith, Lisa
Instructional Coach, Induction
(209) 492-6520

Waterson, Quinn
Instructional Coach, ELA 
(209) 492-6881

Zambo, Janeen
District Social Science Curriculum Coordinator
(209) 492-7314
 

EL Services

Maricela Mota
Interim EL Director II
(209) 574-1590

Amanda Ramirez
EL Services Secretary
[email protected]
(209) 574-1629

Irene Villeda
Bilingual Community Aide
[email protected]
(209) 574-1629

Janeth Gutierrez
Community Liason for Refugees and Families
[email protected]
(209) 574-1629

Paula Valbuena Leon
District Translator & Interpreter Spanish
(209) 574-1629

Mimi Brockmann
Secretary to Administrator of Special Projects, English Learners
[email protected]cs4kids.com

Elvia Juarez
Assessment Center Technician
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Celina Villegas
Assessment Center Technician
[email protected]

Yolanda Salgado
Assessment Center Technician
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Rouy Chhoeung
Data Technician
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