AltProgs Contacts

Learning Support Services

Alternative Programs

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

Kathleen Porter,  Executive Director
Michele Cass, Administrative Assistant, 858-748-0010, Ext. 2063

INFORMATION LINE:  (858) 679-2530

Alternative Programs  
(858) 748-0010 ext. 2723

Name Position Ext. Email
Kathleen Porter Exec. Director 4016
Patty Hurtt Assistant Principal 2531
April Egaran TOSA - YIT 2039
Michele Cass Admin Asst 2063
Tamara Pickard Office Assistant 2723

New Directions Independent Study
858-748-0010, Ext. 2420
Fax 858- 679-2630

Name Position Ext. Email
Maritza Alicea Counsel Asst 2420
Brenda Connors Counselor 2066
Lauren Whitfield Counselor 2066
Betsey Johnson Teacher

Precious Halliday Inst Asst 2070
Abbie Davis Teacher 2098
Debbie Kubiak Teacher 2057
Barbara Parzyk Inst Asst 2080
Katie Carl Teacher 2068
Johanna Reynolds Teacher 2065
Katie Schmid Teacher 2026
Lorie Bale Teaching Asst 2040
Jennifer Burstedt Teaching Asst 2040

Teen Parent
Fax 858- 679-0423

Name Position Ext. Email
Markie Spittler Teacher 5153
Batya Essinger Inst Asst 5153

Home Education K-8
Fax 858- 679-2672

Name Position Ext. Email
Phyllis Comer Teacher 2095
Kathryn Humberstone Teacher 2095



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