Career Technical, Adult, and Alternative Education

Kathleen Porter, Executive Director 
Alexis Knapek, Administrative Specialist II, (858) 668-4024, Twin Peaks Center
13626 Twin Peaks Road, Poway, CA 92064


Career Technical, Adult, and Alternative Education

Career Technical, Adult, and Alternative Education

Title Name Phone Email
Executive Director Kathleen Porter 858-668-4016
Administrative Specialist II Alexis Knapek 858-668-4001
Accounting Assistant Tammy Cadwell 858-668-4004
Career Technical Education
Title Name Phone Email
Assistant Principal Lynn McConville 858-668-4003
Admin Assistant II Linda Cialeo 858-668-4014
Career Education Specialist Jeremy Martin 858-668-4021
Career Education Specialist Joe Austin 858-668-4031
Career Education Specialist Denise McAndrews 858-668-4022
Career Education Specialist Dolores Canizales 858-668-4028
CTE Counselor Emily Stevenson 858-668-4044
Poway Adult School, (858) 668-4024 | Online Registration
Title Name Phone Email
Assistant Principal - Community Ed David Guzman 858-668-4009
Admin Assistant Nicole Curtis 858-668-4024 x4011
Office Specialist (Registration) Robin Dohrn-Simpson 858-668-4024 x4013
Office Specialist (Registration) Vacant 858-668-4024 x4017  
Office Specialist (Registration) Terry Kershaw 858-668-4024 x4007
Assistant Principal -Academic Pgrms Pam Garramone 858-668-4024 x4018
Counselor Mary Perez 858-668-4024 x4015
Counselor Assistant Afsaneh Towns 858-668-4024 x4012
Admin Assistant Amy Le 858-668-4024 x4006
Alternative Programs INFORMATION LINE: (858) 679-2530
NEW DIRECTIONS (858) 748-0010 x2420, FAX (858) 679-2630
Title Name Phone Email
Director (Alt Pgrms) Patty Hurtt 858-679-2531
Administrative Assistant Michele Cass 858-748-0010 x2063
Office Assistant Tamara Pickard 858-748-0010 x2723
TOSA - Youth In Transition (YIT) Vacant 858-748-0010 x2039  
PUSD Foundation/ Partners in Education: (858) 668-4028
Title Name Phone Email
Coordinator Dolores Canizales 858-668-4002
Admin Assistant Kelly Hamm 858-668-4041



Our offices are located at the Poway Unified School District's Twin Peaks Center at:

13626 Twin Peaks Road, Poway, CA 92064 | (858) 668-4024

Our front office door is located directly behind the flag pole.  From Highway 15, take the Camino Del Norte exit east.  Camino Del Norte becomes Twin Peaks Road.  We are located at the northeast corner of Twin Peaks Road and Midland Road. 

Career Technical Adult Alternative Education

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 race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840,

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