Two dozen teachers at , four from R.H. Dana Elementary and two from Palisades Elementary School may not return next fall.
The chart below names the Dana Point schools and teachers who received layoff notices dated March 1.
The teachers fall into three categories: Permanent, meaning they have tenure; rehired/temp, which means they were previously either permanent or in a probationary period and laid off, then later rehired as a temporary employee; and temporary, meaning they work on one-year contracts.
To read why the district finds itself in this bind, and how this year's laid-off teachers may not be rehired as in years past, .
Dana Hills High School Name Year Hired Status
Grade/SubjectsChristopher Brady 2010 Temporary Special Ed. (Mod/Severe)
Michael Brooks2009 Temporary Social Science/ Girls Lacrosse Head Coach
2007 Rehired/temp (SOCSA Dance/Advanced Drama/Musical Theater)
Craig Dunn2007 Rehired/temp Head Coach, Boy’s Track, Asst. Coach Boys Cross Country
Blair Dyer2006 Rehired/Temp Social Science
Steven Forbes2011 Temporary Special Ed.
Justin Green2007 Rehired/temp Math, Head Coach Varsity Girls' Tennis and Boys' Tennis
Lindsey Hanscome2010 Temporary P.E., Coach of Dance Team
Natalie Hribar2004 Permanent Art (Digital Photography)
Abir Hussein2010 Temporary French
Georgette Johnson2008 Temporary English, Head Coach, Girls' Swimming
David Luciani Jr.2008 Rehired/temp Art (Ceramics), Wrestling Coach
Candace Ploskina2008 Temporary English
Michael Rigby2009 Temporary Math Todd Rusinkovich 2010 Temporary Math, Head Football Coach Timothy Sampson 2006 Rehired/temp English, Surfing Coach Krista Snow 2008 Permanent Art (Photography) Chau Tran 2002 Permanent Art (Drawing and Painting)
Danielle Wallace2009 Temporary Social Science Michael Wigglesworth 2008 Temporary Social Science Sarah Willett 2010 Temporary Social Science Andrew Valderrama 2006 Rehired/temp English (Coach Boys’ Soccer)
Steven Wade2002 rehired/temp Music (Band & Colorguard Director)
Michael Young2007 Rehired/temp
Palisades Elementary School
Chelsea Kurtz2011 Temporary Special Ed. (Mod/Severe)
Nicole Summers2010 Temporary Early Childhood Special Education R.H. Dana Elementary School Susan Paradise 2001 Rehired/temp Kindergarten Bonny Pitkin 2001 Rehired/temp Third Grade Andrea Semas 2003 Rehired/temp
2001 Rehired/temp First Grade