Instructional Services » Staff


The Instruction Services Division of the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District, directed by Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Pam Bianchi, encompasses the departments of Assessment and Accountability, Consolidated Programs, Curriculum and Instruction, Extended Learning, Special Services, Technology Training Center, and Visual and Performing Arts. In total, the Instructional Services Division supports a wide-ranging staff of over 60 personnel.
A central team of teacher specialists TK-8 provides support to teachers and administrators. They facilitate groups of teachers who review standards, recommend instructional materials, and develop support materials for all teachers to use. ESL specialists are also part of the team to provide support for all learners. The team provides district-wide professional development, and supports other staff in regional or school-based professional development.

  • Standards
 • Assessment
 • Instructional Materials
 • Teaching Strategies
 • Professional Development
 • Language Arts (reading, speaking)
 • K-8 Mathematics
 • K-8 Science
 • Career and Technical Education
 • Personalized Learning Requirements
 • Library and Information Literacy

The expert teachers can also provide school support for:

 • Instructional coaching
 • Data-driven discussions
 • Facilitating professional learning groups
 • Differentiation in lesson planning

The Instructional Services, Department of Curriculum & Instruction team and clerical support staff look forward to assisting you with all your curricular needs. Staff can be reached by either telephone at (661) 831-8331 or email (extensions and email addresses listed below). Thank you.



Brandie Dye, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services

Responsible areas: Consolidated Programs, Curriculum and Instruction, 

Extended Learning, Music, SELPA/SPED

Extension: 6102


Laura Klugow, Administrative Secretary Senior

Responsible areas: Instructional Services, Curriculum and Instruction

Extension: 6102


Julie Campos, Administrative Secretary (Espanol)

Responsible areas: Induction & Intern Support, Professional Development


Extension: 6154


Michelle McKee, Administrative Secretary

Responsible areas: Assessment, Curriculum and Instruction, Technology

Extension: 6349


Dr. Jason Hodgson, Director of Professional Development

Responsible areas: Professional Development, Induction/Intern Programs, New Teachers Support, Principal PD, Distance Learning

Extension: 6154 or 6240


Rachelle Montoya, Director of Innovation and Improvement

Responsible areas: UVA Cohort Support, UVA Liaison, Principal Coaching, 

Leadership Training

Extension: 6133




Dr. Valerie Park, Director of Assessment, Curriculum & Technology

Responsible areas: CAASPP and Assessments, Data Analysis and Reporting, Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Instructional Technology

Extension: 6349


Kristin Angelo, Instructional Services Coordinator

Responsible areas: Academic Coach Support, History Curriculum  AVID, GATE, Data Analysis Support

Extension: 6151


Susie Smith, Instructional Services Coordinator

Responsible areas: Early Literacy, ELA Curriculum, MTSS ELA Support, ELD

Extension: 6146


Amy Brakeman, Instructional Services Coordinator

Responsible areas: Cohort 17 Support, ILT Support, OFC Support, LCAP, DAC

Extension: 6182


Rafaela Lopez, Instructional Services Coordinator

Responsible areas: Induction Support, Intern Support, Family Life, Professional Development

Extension: 6153


Monica Marroquin, ELD TOSA

Responsible areas: ELD, Latino Family Literacy, Equity Task Force

Extension: 6478


Lauren Mawson, Instructional Services Coordinator

Responsible areas: Math & Science Curriculum,  Illuminate Training/Support, 


Extension: 6152





Jill Morrison, Instructional Services Coordinator

Responsible areas: New Teacher PD, Data-Driven Instruction & Collaboration (PLCs), Curriculum Lab, Professional Development

Extension: 6479


Shelly Tiffin, Instructional Services Coordinator

Responsible areas: Distance Learning (pbvU+/pbvConnect), C-5/Model Tech, Technology/Digital Safety, Professional Development

Extension: 6287


Mario Venegas, MTSS Coordinator

Responsible areas: MTSS Behavior, SEL/Mental Health, Social Workers, BIAs

Phone: 661-805-4219


Violet Alcantar, Social Worker II

Phone: 661-319-3667


Maria Lopez, Social Worker II

Phone: 661-319-3392


Christina Manriquez, Social Worker I

Phone: 661-330-5104


Juan Perez, Social Worker I

Phone: 661-330-3451


Gabriel Ruiz, Social Worker I

Phone: 661-364-9792


Maria Sandoval, Social Worker I

Phone: 661-304-4089


Melissa Beaury,  Instructional Materials Clerk

Responsible areas: Curriculum Lab

Extension: 6126


Eva Brito, Account Clerk I

Responsible areas: PD Registration, Units Record Keeping, Liaison with HR/Payroll, PD Budgets

Extension: 6240


Samantha Rodman, Technology Media Clerk

Responsible areas: Help Desk, Logins, Instructional Technology

Extension: 6342 


OPEN, Technology Media Clerk

Responsible areas: Help Desk, Logins, Instructional Technology

Extension: 6351