CACE program helps employees walk in each other’s shoes

Like any large organization, a school district operates at its best when employees connect with and understand one another. There is no better way to do that then through shared experiences to build camaraderie. In partnership with the Capistrano School Employees Association (CSEA), CUSD revived the Capistrano Appreciates Certificated Employees (CACE) program, where managers shadowed classified employees for a day. 

The program was entirely voluntary, with 43 managers and 43 classified employees participating. The managers spent time shadowing paraeducators, food service professionals, maintenance and operations workers, skilled tradesmen, nurses and more.

See the full list of participants and photos from their experiences below.

Employee Title/Position: Department/Work Location: Partner Partner Department
Brenda Ancsanyi Para-Educator III Wood Canyon Elementary Brittany Casey Principal
Suzie Babakhanian Food Service Professional George White Elementary Michelle Benham Administrator, Data & Assessment
Linnay Bergman Library Media Technician Tesoro High School Clint Collins Assistant Superintendent – Special Education
Susan Briggs Elementary Library Media Technician San Juan Elementary Brad Baker Principal
Alicia Cabrera Bilingual Intermediate Office Assistant Office of Language Acquisition Erika Gardner Coordinator II, College & Career
Michele Christner Para-Educator I/PE Support PE Program Loren Shrader Assistant Principal
Thomas Connolly Buyer/Planner District Office Steve Bryant Activities Director CVHS
Kerry Coryell LVN, site nurse Health Office on Campus Kevin Marron Supervisor Custodial Services
Olga Devitt Office Manager Newhart Middle School Judy Bullockus Trustee
Vicci Dumler Para-Educator V San Juan Hils High School Stephanie Avera Chief Technology Info Services TIS
Michelle Enriquez Intermediate Office Assistant District Office Kristin Hilleman Director II Food and Nutrition
Mikayla Feldman Instructional Music Assistant Tesoro High School Krista Castellanos Trustee
Carol Finks Para-Educator IV STEPS Bob Presby Assistant Superintendent HRS
Georgina Gingarelli de Tela Para-Educator  I / TK Support Oak Grove Elementary Susan Carlisle Manager II, Human Resource Services
Lata Guia Para-Educator III Laguna Niguel Elementary Jennie L McCoun Manager II, Fiscal Services
Linda Haddock Para-Educator IV Adult Transition Program Greg Merwin Associate Superintendent
Staci Hurt Para-Educator IV Tesoro High School Shannon Illingworth Nutrition Specialist
Heather Kartzinel High School Library Media Technician Capistrano Valley High School Sheri Nelson Principal
Loretta Kelly Para-Educator V Oso Grande Elementary Devin Beliveau Humanities Coordinator
Janine Lewis Office Manager John S. Malcom Elementary Clark Hampton Deputy Supt Business Suppt Services
Mari Listiak Para-Educator IV Fred Newhart Middle School Dave Stewart Assistant Superintendent Education Services Elementary Schools
Candice Lopez Para-Educator IV SAC/ Ladera Ranch Elementary Cary Johnson Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum & Instruction
Matthew Martinez Transportation Dispatcher Transportation Albert Jeung VAPA Coordinator
Robin Meyer Para-Educator IV Castille Elementary Christina Giguiere Exec Director HRS
Jen Moffroid Library Media  Technician San Clemente High School Joana Flor Chef
Tammy Moore Para-Educator IV Adult Transition Program Greg Hauser Principal
Wendy Nguyen Campus supervisor Don Juan Avila Middle School Karen Scott Director-Info Sys/Assessment
Nicholas Pena Lead Food Service Professional Central Kitchen Laura Lyon Assistant Superintendent
Amy Perlow Middle School Library Media Technician Aliso Viejo Middle School Francisco Torres Custodian Supervisor
Taylor Perue Custodian I Custodial/Aliso Niguel HS Brad Shearer Assistant Superintendent, School Leadership and Instruction, Elem.
Ignacio Ramirez Lead grounds keeper Grounds Department/ Dana Hills HS Dr. Chris Brown Superintendnent
Rebecca Roach Library Media Technician (K-8) Arroyo Vista TK-8 Mike Brandt Principal ES
Sergio Roman Custodian II Laguna Niguel Elementary Karen Parker Assistant Principal
Renee Sanchez Middle School Library Media Technician Fred Newhart Middle School Jill O’Connell-Bogle Exec Director HRS
Helle Von Schlegell Lead Food Service Professional Food Service Tanya Phillips Assistant Principal
Gina Scolari Campus Supervisor Marco Forster Middle School Darrin Jindra Executive Director Safety Student Services
Maria del Carmen Stout Bilingual community Liaison San Juan Hills High School John Bajorek Assistant Principal Dana Hills HS
Carmen Tavernetti Bilingual community Liaison Kinoshita Elementary Richard Freda Principal
Molly Thoman Transportation Route Planner Transportation – Aliso Viejo Omero Corral Coordinator, Counseling & Student Support
Lisa Varela Office  Manager Marco Forster Middle School Lisa Davis Trustee
Rebecca Wismer Para-Eduator III Laguna Niguel Elementary Jennifer Smalley Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Schools
Donna Wolfson Para-Educator V Bathgate Elementary Philippa Townsend Assistant Superintendent, Fiscal Services


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