Our Staff



Administration and Office Staff
Tom Potwora Principal ThomasPotwora@iusd.org (949) 936-5902
Brooke Taketani TOSA BrookeTaketani@iusd.org (949) 936-5912
Debbie Gardner Admin. Assistant DebbieGardner@iusd.org (949) 936-5902
Erin Keeby Clerk ErinKeeby@iusd.org (949) 936-5903
Melina Aranda Health Clerk MelinaAranda@iusd.org (949) 936-5911
Maria Otramba School Nurse MariaOtramba@iusd.org (949) 936-5911
Kindergarten Teachers
Rhonda Hurwitz Kindergarten Website RhondaHurwitz@iusd.org (949) 936-5932
Jaime Nelson Kindergarten Website JaimeNelson@iusd.org (949) 936-5934
Dawn Venz Kindergarten Website DawnVenz@iusd.org (949) 936-5933
First Grade Teachers
Jean Hunter First Grade Website JeanHunter@iusd.org (949) 936-5931
Denise Olson Olson's Class Website DeniseOlson@iusd.org (949) 936-5935
Sara Yu First Grade Website SaraYu@iusd.org (949) 936-5930
First / Second Grade Teachers
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
Alexandra Aguirre Second Grade Website AlexandraAguirre@iusd.org (949) 936-5929
Second / Third Grade Teacher
Megan Kennerson Second Grade Website MeganKennerson@iusd.org (949) 936-5927
Third Grade Teachers
Diane Zembal Third Grade Website DianeZembal@iusd.org (949) 936-5922
Merri Jo Hooven Third Grade Website MerriJoHooven@iusd.org (949) 936-5923
Britt Rascon Third Grade Website BrittRascon@iusd.org (949) 936-5928
Fourth Grade Teachers
Kristen Blackburn Blackburn's Class Website KristenBlackburn@iusd.org (949) 936-5942
Stephanie Herdrich Herdrich's Class Website StephanieHerdrich@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
Sixth Grade Teachers
Jessica Jackson Jackson's Class Website JessicaJackson@iusd.org (949) 936-5941
Kymmberly Mann Mann's Class Website KymmberlyMann@iusd.org (949) 936-5944
Katherine Windsor Windsor's Class Website KatherineWindsor@iusd.org (949) 936-5943
Special Education Teachers - Website
Christy Barajas Education Specialist ChristyBarajas@iusd.org (949) 936-5918
Nikolla Gorey Gorey's Class Website NikollaGorey@iusd.org (949) 936-5914
Kathi Johnston Education Specialist KathrynJohnston@iusd.org (949) 936-5917
Michelle Nikolaou Education Specialists MichelleNikolaou@iusd.org (949) 936-8529
Liz Sulack Education Specialist LizSulack@iusd.org (949) 936-5940
Shelly Rydalch Resource Specialist ShellyRydalch@iusd.org (949) 936-5948
Fine Arts, Music, Science
Randi Druz

Art Specialist, upper grade

RandiDruz@iusd.org (949) 936-5900
Monica Cummins, winds Instramental Music 4-6 MonicaCummins@iusd.org (949) 936-5900
Keith Kroesen, strings Instrumental Music 4-6 KeithKroesen@iusd.org (949) 936-5900
Kaii Lee, vocal

Vocal Music 4-6

Ms Lee's website

KaiiLee@iusd.org (949) 936-5900
Adrienne Larsen Primary Music K-3 AdrienneLarsen@iusd.org (949) 936-5900
Darcy Angel Science DarcyAngel@iusd.org (949) 936-8530
Support Staff
Karly Kennedy Psychologist KarlyKennedy@iusd.org (949) 936-5913
Frances Reid Resource Counselor FrancesReid@iusd.org (949) 936-5908
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) 936-8537
Jeanette Laakso Speech/Language JeanetteLaakso@iusd.org (949) 936-8535
Tanya Witsaman Speech/Language TanyaWitsaman-Mills@iusd.org (949) 936-8535
Jerry Apana Adaptive P.E. JerryApana@iusd.org (949) 936-5782
Computer, Library, PE- 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
Linda Brody PE Paraproffesional LindaBrody@iusd.org (949) 936-5900
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