Educational Services

Educational Services Commitment

If we…

 focus on the four C’s (collaboration, critical thinking, communication, creativity),

 ensure engaging, rigorous instruction,

 build capacity of our teachers and leaders,

 hold each other accountable,

 and recognize we are all learners together,


 our students will be high-achieving, responsible global citizens who possess the critical thinking skills needed to successfully navigate the 21st century world.

Educational Services is committed to continuous improvement!

Reach out to us at [email protected] to let us know how we can improve!

Educational Services Updates

2018-19 Winter Update
Noticias Invernales 2018-19

2018-19 Fall Update
Noticias de otoño 2018-19

Educational Services Staff

Leticia Salinas

Associate Superintendent of Educational Services

Since 2017, Leticia Salinas has served as Associate Superintendent for Educational Services in Newark Unified School District. She brings over two decades of experience as a teacher, lecturer, principal, supervisor of K-12 schools, human resources leader, and English Language Learner program expert. As Associate Superintendent for Educational Services, Ms. Salinas oversees Special Education, Pupil Services, Technology, East Bay Induction Consortium, curriculum and instruction, assessment, textbooks, school supervision, enrollment, student placement, parent engagement, and behavioral/mental health services. In her role, she supports the integration of standards, standards-based curriculum, research-based instruction, professional development and accountability. She is also responsible for auxiliary services including research, categorical compliance, special projects, and the District English Learner Program Advisory Committee (DELAC). Prior to joining NUSD, Ms. Salinas served as Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources in Hayward Unified School District and as Assistant Superintendent, Elementary LEAD with San Francisco Unified School District. Ms. Salinas holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in English, with a minor in Spanish literature from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to several teaching credentials, she also earned a Masters of Arts degree in English from California State University, Hayward. As a leader in her field, Ms. Salinas has completed executive programs at Stanford University and Harvard University.


Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant supports the Associate Superintendent of Educational Services and other leadership, organizes events, monitors budgets, processes contracts, supports district leadership meetings, prepares Board items, manages calendars, and coordinates purchases for Educational Services.
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Amy Black

Director of Teaching and Learning

Supports Newark schools in ongoing improvement through cycles of inquiry focused on effective instruction, student learning, and professional development. Directs the administration, analysis and reporting of state and local testing programs. Coordinates the selection and implementation of new curriculum, School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs), report cards, grading, School Plans for Student Achievement (SPSAs), and instructional interventions.

Robin Sehrt

Director of Special Projects

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Larry Simon

Director of Instructional Technology

Responsible for all aspects of information technology for the district; planning, implementation, support and maintenance of computer systems, data networks, software, business system, student information system, library system, e-mail system and Internet access.


Coordinator of Pupil Services

The Coordinator of Pupil Services administers various student and family programs, including the School Attendance Review board (SARB), suspensions and expulsions, foster youth and homeless programs, enrollment, school safety, home teaching, and student health. They also supports district programs and services for students and families such as dental programs, emotional and mental health programs, parent partners, and attendance support initiatives.

Miranda Dinsmore

Assessment Technician

Miranda Dinsmore is committed to supporting parents and students, all school sites, and Educational Services. She provides technical support for state mandated and district assessment programs including CA Assessment of Student Progress and Performance (CAASPP) including Smarter Balanced, CAA, CAST, CA English Language Development Test (CELDT), and Physical Fitness Testing (PFT). She maintains the Online Assessment and Reporting System (OARS), and supports i-Ready and the ELA and Math district benchmarks assessments. Additionally, she supports the preparation and maintenance of a variety of data reports, records, presentations, and files related to state and federal assessments and accountability.

Jodi Croce

Student Development Technician

The Student Development Technician reports to and supports the Student Development and Pupil Services Coordinator, as well as provides support for Categorical Compliance. This includes the School Attendance Review Board (SARB), suspensions and expulsions, foster youth and homeless programs, enrollment, school safety, home teaching, and student health, as well as district programs and services for students and families.