New Directions Independent Study

Office Location: 13626 Twin Peaks Road, Poway, CA 92064
Building 200  Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday:  8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday:  8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Information Line: (858) 679-2530
FOR A QUICKER RESPONSE, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR DESIRED CONTACT.  To reach a New Directions staff member by telephone, dial 858-748-0010 and then the 4-digit extension.
Administration-Building F Position Extension E-Mail
Kathleen Porter Executive Director 4016
Patty Hurtt Assistant Principal 2531
Michele Cass Admin Assistant 2063 
Tamara Pickard Office Assistant 2723
Counseling-Building 200 Position Extension E-Mail
Carrie Bennett

Brenda Connors
Tony Sims
Counselor Assistant


Lauren Whitfield Counselor 2066
Teachers Position Extension E-Mail
Kelly Caravelli
Abbie Davis
Katie Schmid Teacher 2026
Markie Spittler Teacher 748-3485
Johanna Reynolds Teacher 2065
Instructional Assistants Position Extension E-Mail
Barbara Parzyk Instr Asst 2080
Precious Halliday Instr Asst 2070
Lori Bale Teaching Asst 2040
Jennifer Burstedt

Christine Gonzales
Teaching Asst

Instr Asst - Teen Parent

Special Education Position Extension E-Mail
Betsy Johnson Resource Teacher 2064
Pallavi Kulkarni Instr Asst - Special Ed 2298

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact the Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406, 858-521-2800, extension 2761. View Annual Notification of Parents’/Students’ Rights | Annual Notification of Employees’ Rights

POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT | 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128 | (858) 521-2800