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Del Mar Union School District

Igniting Genius, Empowering Students
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STEAM+ Specialists

​​The DMUSD STEAM+ program provides robust and engaging instruction for students in the arts, science, physical education, and interdisciplinary learning. STEAM+ credentialed specialists facilitate rich, authentic learning experiences that prepare students for a future where they will think, innovate, and create.

Art Specialists

Art Specialists

Art Specialists develop creative confidence and artistic skills in students through authentic artmaking. They utilize diverse mediums and instructional practices to support students in developing the habits of mind of an artist. The artistic process is emphasized rather than a focus on the end product. All students are immersed in the joy of learning through creative expression. 
Picture of AmyAmy Doyle
Ashley Falls
Picture of Cat Gilbert
Cat Gilbert
Sycamore Ridge
Picture of Nicole NelsonNicole Nelson
Carmel Del Mar
Picture of Shannon O
Shannon O'Connell
Sage Canyon
Picture of Feather Losik
Feather Losik
Torrey Hills
Picture of Emily Neilan
Emily Neilan
Del Mar Hills and Ocean Air
Picture of Nathan Cardoso
Nathan Cardoso
Del Mar Heights
 
 
Integration Specialists

Integration Specialists

Integration Specialists facilitate and design cross-curricular, authentic learning experiences connected to classroom standards. By leveraging multiple technologies and resources, Integration Specialists plan and lead inquiry-based learning experiences for students that promote design thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication.
Paula Intravaia
Paula Intravaia
Sycamore Ridge and Torrey Hills
Arah Allard
Arah Allard
Del Mar Hills and Ashley Falls
Tanya Lubomudrov
Tanya Lubomudrov
Ocean Air
Picture of Nathan Cardoso
Nathan Cardoso
Del Mar Heights
Photo of Paris Esmaili
Paris Esmaili
Sage Canyon 
Picture of Suzanne Radcliffe
Suzanne Radcliffe
Carmel Del Mar School
Music Specialists

Music Specialists

Music Specialists engage students in lessons that allow them to develop a solid foundation in music literacy. Students learn to express themselves through dramatic arts, singing, movement, and playing musical instruments. Music Specialists expose students to music from around the world to develop empathy and appreciation for the historical context of music. Students interests’ are honored and developed as they learn and study contemporary music. 
 
Picture of Alexandra MathewsAllie Matthews
Carmel Del Mar and Sage Canyon
Picture of Jodi NeilsonJodi Neilson
Sycamore Ridge and Torrey Hills
Picture of Jacob Sherreitt
Jacob Sherreitt
Ashley Falls and Del Mar Hills
Picture of Nicole Poznicek
Nicole Poznicek
Del Mar Heights and Ocean Air
Physical Education Specialists

Physical Education Specialists

Physical Education Specialists engage students in skill based activities, games, and sports that foster a love of physical movement. Students are exposed to the positive impact of physical activity on their health and foster character development, compassion and teamwork. Specialists keep students active and enhance each of our schools with their presence and impact on student well-being.
Picture of Veronica BrandVeronica Brand
Carmel Del Mar
Picture of Kevin Kuhna
Kevin Cunha
Ashley Falls
Picture of Michael DavisMichael Davis
Ocean Air
Picture of Ian Phillip
Ian Phillip
Del Mar Heights
Picture of Trent Tracy
Trent Tracy
Sage Canyon
Photo of Cecily Gilson
Cecily Gilson
Del Mar Hills
 
Photo of Summer Strickland
Summer Strickland
Torrey Hills
 
Photo of Katy Moyneur
Katy Moyneur
Sycamore Ridge
 
Science Specialists

Science Specialists

Science Specialists collaborate closely with classroom teachers to inspire students to be curious scientists and analytical engineers who think critically, strive to make sense of their world, and design solutions to relevant real-world problems. Using the Amplify Science curriculum and supplemental materials, specialists guide students using online simulations and hands-on lab investigations to explore engaging phenomena and learn the California Next Generation Science Standards.
 
picture of stephanie englund
Stephanie Englund
Ocean Air and Sage Canyon
Picture of Uma KrishnanUma Krishnan
Torrey Hills 
Picture of Tim MillerTim Miller
Carmel Del Mar 
Picture of Kathy MinarikKathy Minarik
Del Mar Heights and Ocean Air 
Picture of Jennifer MunozJennifer Munoz
Ashley Falls
Picture of Nancy Swanberg
Nancy Swanberg
Del Mar Hills and Sycamore Ridge