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Instructional Services

The Instructional Services department works collaboratively with teachers, support staff, school and district administrators, and the community to promote student learning in support of district goals. In pursuit of these goals, Instructional Services is responsible for ensuring that our efforts are compliant with state and federal regulations. Standards-based instruction is promoted through adherence to state-approved instructional materials and implementation of standardized-testing. Pupil Support Services such as inter- and intra-district transfers, suspensions/expulsions, and attendance are also facilitated through Instructional Services. Information Technology Services provides technology support for the learning process at school sites, and administrative offices. The Instructional Services Department is committed to increasing the capacity of teachers and school leaders by providing ongoing and systematic professional development. 

Instructional Services Staff


Robert H. Nye, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent
Phone: (760) 331-5013 - Department FAX: (760) 331-6951
Instructional Services Email


Pupil Services Email

Pupil Services Phone: (760) 331-5016


Executive Assistant
Trudy Thompson
(760) 331-5011
Director, Secondary Education Megan Arias (760) 331-5010 marias@carlsbadusd.net
Director, Elementary Education Kimberly Huesing (760) 331-5014 khuesing@carlsbadusd.net
Administrative Assistant
Ruth Cartagena
(760) 331-5074
Administrative Assistant
Lori Grundler
(760) 331-5012
Student Services Specialist
Rosemary Eshelman
(760) 331-5362
GATE (Gifted/Adv. Learner)/ELD Kimberly Huesing (760) 331-5014 khuesing@carlsbadusd.net
Elementary Instructional Specialist/TOSA Kimberly Guillen (760) 331-5023 kguillen@carlsbadusd.net
Secondary Instructional Specialist/TOSA Mary Martin (760) 331-6944 mmartin@carlsbadusd.net
 Director of Pupil Services Tim Evanson (760) 331-5016 tevanson@carlsbadusd.net
Coordinator of Special Education Brent Nielsen (760) 331-5015 bnielsen@carlsbadusd.net
Accountant Emily Smith (760) 331-5017 esmith@carlsbadusd.net
Administrative Assistant Theresa Worth (760) 331-5075 tworth@carlsbadusd.net
NCCSE Program Specialist Gigi Ostrowsky (760) 331-5019 gostrowsky@carlsbadusd.net
Program Specialist Kathy Nichols (760) 331-5073 knichols@carlsbadusd.net
Program Specialist Michael Doria (760) 331-5018 michael.doria@carlsbadusd.net
Resource Nurse Julia Hart-Lawson (760) 331-5265 jhartlawson@carlsbadusd.net
Nurses FAX   (760) 729-0641