Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Saddleback Mountains overlooking RSM Lake

Secondary Education Curriculum & Instruction

Welcome to the SVUSD secondary page. Here you’ll find information pertaining to our Intermediate Schools and High Schools. We have four comprehensive high schools and one alternative education high school to go along with four intermediate schools. Our focus areas of engagement, innovative practices and intentional lesson design will help all students become successful global citizens.

This is accomplished through the implementation of research-based instructional strategies and highly effective professional development that promotes responsive, equitable, and innovative learning environments to ensure success for all students.

Educational Services works closely with school communities and stakeholders to build a shared vision that benefits all SVUSD students as they move on to become successful, lifelong learners.

Contact Information

James Newton

Director, Secondary Education

Kendra Taylor

Secretary, Director

Gina Castillo


Brent Dohling

Coordinator, Athletics, PE, & Health

Corie Gibson

Coordinator, 7-12 Humanities/Literacy

Sally Lopez

Coordinator, 7-12 STEM