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click to emailLucy Navarro

(408) 847-2700 ext 7536

click to emailMaria Sorenson

(408) 847-2700 ext 7119

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Educational Services

Message from Educational Services

Welcome to the Gilroy Unified School District Educational Services Division web page.

The overarching goal of Educational Services is to provide meaningful and lasting support for our Early Childhood programs, elementary schools, middle schools, alternative schools, and our comprehensive high schools. This support takes many forms, and it involves participants from within our district and from outside agencies when appropriate or required.

The Educational Services Division is prepared to address the needs and requirements of schools through the various departments:

  1. After-School Programs
  2. Curriculum & Instruction
  3. Early Childhood Programs
  4. Migrant Education
  5. Specialized Programs
  6. Student Assessment and Program Evaluation
  7. Teacher Support – PAR
  8. Additional Educational Services

Please visit the individual departments listed above for more information.

Educational Services believes that the work of the division is to serve the students and families, teachers and administrators, and the GUSD community, by improving the learning conditions, expectations and opportunities for all. GUSD ES strives to meet the challenge to move from Good to Great throughout the district office and schools.

This district has been moving from good to great steadily through its API and AYP growth. The district student population is also growing, and our demographics have been shifting. Throughout these transitions, the Educational Services Division continues to keep its eyes on the prize – improved student achievement.

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SARCs 2013-14 Accountability

We build school staff leadership capacity for accountability in improving student achievement. Accountability is more than test scores. Improving student achievement for all students in Gilroy Unified School District requires measuring the degree to which programs are implemented. To learn how our staff does this, click here.

School Accountability Report Cards (SARC) - English

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click to emailKathleen Biermann

 Director, Curriculum & Instruction (Primary)  

 (408) 848-7170 

click to emailDeborah Padilla

 Director, Curriculum & Instruction (Secondary)

(408) 848-7167

click to emailSheri Lynch

Senior Staff Secretary, Curriculum & Instruction (Primary)

(408) 848-7173

click to emailTBH

Senior Staff Secretary, Curriculum & Instruction (Secondary)  

(408) 848-7168 



Education is not the answer to the question. Education is the means to the answer to all questions.
-- William Allin


Ed Services Organizational Chart

Ed Services Organizational Chart



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