About

We are a collaborative team focused on accelerating, scaling, and amplifying the number and speed of innovations coming from the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE). We provide support to district and school leaders, staff, students, and the greater San Diego community to translate ideas into impact and generate new solutions at every level. The following are the vision, mission, principles that guide our work, which is aligned to the San Diego County Board of Education (BOE) goals:

Vision

We enable, support, and inspire innovative solutions to advance student learning, educational community, research, and our San Diego County economy.

Mission

Foster an intentional culture of innovation at SDCOE through collaboration, ownership, creativity, empathy, entrepreneurial thinking, knowledge creation and sharing.

Guiding Principles

Integrated | Efficient | Rigorous | Experimental | Diverse & Collaborative | Incremental & Transformative | Campuswide | Global | Urgent

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Our Team

Patrick Gittisriboongul, Ed.D

Patrick Gittisriboongul, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent, Innovation
Erin English, Ed.D

Erin English, Ed.D
Executive Director, Innovation
Marco Gonzalez

Marco Gonzalez
Executive Assistant I
Alicia Gallegos Butters, Ed.D

Alicia Gallegos Butters, Ed.D
Director, Educational Technology
Michanne Hoctor-Thompson, Ed.D

Michanne Hoctor-Thompson, Ed.D
Coordinator, Educational Technology
Pamela Rabin

Pamela Rabin
Project Specialist, Educational Technology
Leo Cole, Ph.D

Leo Cole, Ph.D
Organizational Development Specialist
Darcy Lomeli

Darcy Lomeli
Organizational Effectiveness Specialist
Nicole Shina

Nicole Shina
Special Programs Assistant
Oscar Campos

Oscar Campos
Staff Development Assistant
Jewyl Clarke

Jewyl Clarke
Integrated Curriculum Coordinator 
Margie de Ruyter

Margie de Ruyter
Manager, CTE 
Alexander Becker

Alexander Becker
Program Specialist, Work Based Learning 
Sonia Lira

Sonia Lira 
Project Specialist, Work Based Learning
Ernesto Rivera

Ernesto Rivera
Project Specialist, Work Based Learning 
Lydia Campos

Lydia Campos
System Technician II
Lena Poplin-Viramontes

Lena Poplin-Viramontes 
Administrative Assistant I 

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