Learning Support Services

Alternative Programs

13626 Twin Peaks Road, Poway, CA 92064
Phone: 858-679-2530 Fax 858-679-2630

Patty Hurtt, Director
Michele Cass, Administrative Assistant, 858-748-0010, Ext. 2063

INFORMATION LINE:  (858) 679-2530

Alternative Programs

Alternative Programs  (858) 748-0010 ext. 2723

Name Position Ext. Email
Patty Hurtt Director 2531 phurtt@powayusd.com
Laura Upson TOSA - YIT 2039 lupson@powayusd.com
Michele Cass Admin Asst 2063 mcass@powayusd.com
Tamara Pickard Office Assistant 2723 tpickard@powayusd.com

New Directions Independent Study
(858) 748-0010, ext. 2420
Fax (858) 679-2630

Name Position Ext. Email
Carrie Bennett Counsel Asst 2420 cbennett@powayusd.com
Tony Sims Counselor 2066
Lauren Whitfield Counselor 2066 lwhitfield@powayusd.com
Betsy Johnson Teacher


Precious Halliday Inst Asst 2070 phalliday@powayusd.com
Kelly Caravelli
Abbie Davis
Shannon Knee
Barbara Parzyk Inst Asst 2080 bparzyk@powayusd.com
Johanna Reynolds Teacher 2065 jreynolds@powayusd.com
Katie Schmid Teacher 2026 kscmid@powayusd.com
Lorie Bale Teaching Asst 2040 lbale@powayusd.com
Jennifer Burstedt Teaching Asst 2040 jburstedt@powayusd.com
Markie Spittler Teacher 2040 mspittler@powayusd.com

Home Education TK-8
(858) 748-0802
Fax (858) 679-2672

Name Position Ext. Email
Phyllis Comer Teacher 2095 pcomer@powayusd.com
Kathryn Humberstone Teacher 2095 khumberstone@powayusd.com



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