Student Support Services

Greg Mizel, Associate Superintendent, Student Support Services
Lindsay Lerma, Executive Assistant
15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA  92128
(858) 521-2800  Ext. 2832 |  Fax:  (858) 485-1501


Recent Union Tribune Articles related to Poway Unified School Safety

Poway Unified considering campus security specialists at elementary level after latest shooting
While schools brace themselves for the worst, students beg for an end to gun violence
Anonymous threat leads to lockdowns in San Diego schools, offers glimpse into campus response


Two Poway Unified Counselors Named 2021 San Diego County School Counselors of the Year

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The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is proud to announce that Nicole Pablo, Twin Peaks Middle School, and Fran Hjalmarson, Los Peñasquitos Elementary School, have been named the 2021 San Diego County School Counselors of the Year by the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE). The recipients received surprise visits at their schools today and were recognized by their colleagues, family members, and PUSD leadership in front of students and staff. They also each received a $500 check from sponsor North Island Credit Union.

Interview with CBS8 | PUSD Press Release | Times of San Diego Article


Mental Health and Student Wellness/Counseling

Students staying mentally fit for the summer (June 2022)
Poway Unified counselors discuss the pandemic impact on students' mental health & learning loss (June 2022)
Poway Unified officials report rise in depression and anxiety in students due to pandemic​ (January 2022)
Two Poway Unified Counselors Named 2021 San Diego County School Counselors of the Year (December 2021)
CBS8 Interview | Times of San Diego Article


School/Student Safety

Poway Unified considering campus security specialists at elementary level after latest shooting (June 2022)
While schools brace themselves for the worst, students beg for an end to gun violence (May 2022)
Anonymous threat leads to lockdowns in San Diego schools, offers glimpse into campus response (May 2022)
Poway Schools Assessed for Safety, Emergency Response During Tours (March 2022)


Special Education

Poway Unified sees success with program to integrate special education classes (January 2022)
Poway Unified wins state award for special education program (January 2022)
Successes and Challenges of Special Education (December 2019)
10 News Highlights Twin Peaks Middle School (5pm News - September 2019)
SAI Model Schools 2019-2020 Press Release
Union-Tribune Article on SAI (July 2019)

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, jjimenez@powayusd.com. For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

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