As stated in the AASD Bylaws, the Professional Development Committee is responsible for encouraging continued growth of professional competence, including conferences and workshops for supervisors and shall:

  1. Seek from membership curriculum and instructional concerns in regards to professional growth that affect them as instructional leaders.
  2. Provide AASD representation to District committees involving professional development and facilitate two-way communication between the District and AASD membership.
  3. Advise the Board of Directors on all professional development matters.
  4. Provide the membership with current information regarding professional development.
  5. Oversee the Professional Growth Matching Fund.
  6. Develop guidelines whereby members can be reimbursed for professional development.
  7. Solicit, Review, Approve, and Deny reimbursement requests from members.


Classified–Mario Garcia Supervisor, Translation/Interpretation
Maria Gomez Principal, Penn Elementary


Samantha Clabaugh Operations Specialist, PPO
Miriam Atlas Vice Principal Garfield
Jim Hallauer Zone Manager, PPO
Bernie Kacijanic Food Services Regional Field Manager
Jeffrey Thomas School Site Operations Specialist, Office of Secondary Schools
Julie Garcia Director, Instructional Technology
Kate McDevitt Wellness Supervisor


Donis Coronel Executive Director
Jim Costello Office Clerk

Committee meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month (unless otherwise noted) at  3:00-4:30 PM at the AASD Office, 3505 Camino del Rio South #264, San Diego, 92108.

Meeting Dates for the 2020-21 school year are subject to change.