Our Staff



Administration and Office Staff
Tom Potwora Principal ThomasPotwora@iusd.org (949) 936-5902
Carla Beal TOSA CarlaBeal@iusd.org (949) 936-5912
Debbie Gardner Admin. Assistant DebbieGardner@iusd.org (949) 936-5902
Erin Keeby Clerk ErinKeeby@iusd.org (949) 936-5903
Linda Knight Health Clerk LindaKnight@iusd.org (949) 936-5911
Regina Keenan School Nurse ReginaKeenan@iusd.org (949) 936-5911
Kindergarten Teachers
Rhonda Hurwitz Kindergarten Website RhondaHurwitz@iusd.org (949) 936-5932
Dawn Venz Kindergarten Website DawnVenz@iusd.org (949) 936-5933
Kindergarten / First Grade Teacher
Jean Hunter First Grade Website JeanHunter@iusd.org (949) 936-5931
First Grade Teachers
Denise Olson First Grade Website DeniseOlson@iusd.org (949) 936-5934
Megan Moser First Grade Website MeganMoser@iusd.org (949) 936-5934
Denise Ruiz First Grade Website DeniseRuiz@iusd.org (949) 936-5930
Second Grade Teachers
Cindy Kambak Second Grade Website CindyKambak@iusd.org (949) 936-5925
Megan Kennerson Second Grade Website MeganKennerson@iusd.org (949) 936-5927
Alexandra Aguirre Second Grade Website AlexandraAguirre@iusd.org (949) 936-5929
Second / Third Grade Teacher
Diane Zembal Third Grade Website DianeZembal@iusd.org (949) 936-5922
Third Grade Teachers
Merri Jo Hooven Third Grade Website MerriJoHooven@iusd.org (949) 936-5923
Lisa Richardson Second Grade Website LisaRichardson@iusd.org (949) 936-5926
Lauren Viscardi Third Grade Website LaurenViscardi@iusd.org (949) 936-5928
Fourth Grade Teachers
Janet Anderson Anderson's Class Website JanetAnderson@iusd.org (949) 936-5921
Brooke Taketani Taketani's Class Website BrookeTaketani@iusd.org (949) 936-5924
Kayla Purcell Purcell's Class Website KaylaPurcell@iusd.org (949) 936-5920
Fifth Grade Teachers
Casey Gong Gong's Class Website CaseyGong@iusd.org (949) 936-5938
Katy Marshall Marshall's Class Website KatyMarshall@iusd.org (949) 936-5939
Jeanette Kumamoto Kumamoto's Class Website JeanetteKumamoto@iusd.org (949) 936-5937
Fifth / Six Grade Combo Teacher
Kristen Jackson Jackson's Class Website KristenJackson@iusd.org (949) 936-5942
Sixth Grade Teachers
Katherine Tran Tran's Class Website KatherineTran@iusd.org (949) 936-5943
Jaime Nelson Nelson's Class Website JaimeNelson@iusd.org (949) 936-5941
Special Education Teachers - Website
Nikolla Gorey Gorey's Class Website NikollaGorey@iusd.org (949) 936-5918
Michelle Nikolaou Education Specialists MichelleNikolaou@iusd.org (949) 936-8529
Christy Barajas Education Specialists ChristyBarajas@iusd.org (949) 936-5940
Kathi Erspamer KathrynErspamer@iusd.org (949) 936-5917
Shelly Rydalch Resource Specialist ShellyRydalch@iusd.org (949) 936-5948
Fine Arts, Music, Science
Ellen Small Art Specialist EllenSmall@iusd.org (949) 936-5900
Susan Gumpert Instramental Music 4-6 SusanGumpert@iusd.org (949) 936-5900
Keith Kroesen Instrumental Music 4-6 KeithKroesen@iusd.org (949) 936-5900
Kaii Lee

Vocal Music 4-6

Ms Lee's website

KaiiLee@iusd.org (949) 936-5900
Laura Schultz Primary Music K-3 Laura Schultz@iusd.org (949) 936-5900
Tritia Demmitt Ms. D's Website TritiaDemmitt@iusd.org (949) 936-5944
Support Staff
Karly Kennedy Psychologist KarlyKennedy@iusd.org (949) 936-5913
Heather DeGuelle Physical Therapist HeatherDeGuelle@iusd.org (949) 936-5916
Debbie Cornell Occupational Therapist DebbieCornell@iusd.org (949) 936-5916
Julie Meves Speech/Language JulieMeves@iusd.org (949) 936-5908
Courtney Boone Speech/Language CourtneyBoone@iusd.org (949) 936-5914
Allison Ross Speech/Language AllisonRoss@iusd.org (949) 936-5908
Jerry Apana Adaptive P.E. JerryApana@iusd.org (949) 936-5782
Donna Linzey Title I DonnaLinzey@iusd.org (949) 936-5947
Instructional Assistants
Maryam Ardebili SAI Aide MaryamArdebili@iusd.org (949) 936-5900
Nasim Derakhshanian SAI Aide NasimDerakhshanian@iusd.org (949) 936-5900
Anuradha Gundappa SAI Aide AnuradhaGundappa@iusd.org (949) 936-5900
Mega Han SAI Aide MegaHan@iusd.org (949) 936-5900
Dawn Mallek SAI Aide DawnMallek@iusd.org (949) 936-5900
Hong Nguyen SAI Aide HongNguyen@iusd.org (949) 936-5900
Yvonne Segal Title I YvonneSegal@iusd.org (949) 936-5900
Asha Sudame SAI Aide AsavariSudame@iusd.org (949) 936-5900
Kim Tran SAI Aide KimXuyenNguyen@iusd.org (949) 936-5900
Computer, Library - Computer Lab Website
Lori Beresini Computer LAN Tech LoriBeresini@iusd.org (949) 936-5936
Karen Riddle Library/Media Center KarenRiddle@iusd.org (949) 936-5915
Custodian and Cafeteria
Orlando Vega Head Custodian OrlandoVega @iusd.org (949) 936-5907
Luis Manzo Night Custodian LuisManzo@iusd.org (949) 936-5900
Rosie Manzo Food Services RosalbaManzo@iusd.org (949) 936-5910