Links and Contacts

Dr. Jason B. Angle

Assistant Superintendent

Jason Angle has 23 years of full-time experience in education and has served as a high school resident substitute teacher, elementary classroom teacher, an assistant principal, an elementary principal, a director of elementary instruction, and an adjunct professor at Point Loma Nazarene University.

He was the 2008 National Distinguished Principal California alternate.  He was also recognized by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools for leading the first school in San Bernardino County to exit Year 4 of Program Improvement.

In addition to his duties in CVUSD, Dr. Angle has served on several state level committees, including the ACSA Elementary Education Council for 3 years and the ACSA Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability (CIA) Council for the past 3 years.  He was recently elected to serve as president of the CIA Council for the next three years.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in administrative studies and psychology from the University of California, Riverside and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.  He earned his teaching credential at the University of California, Irvine.  Both his master’s degree and administrative services credential were earned at the University of California, Riverside.  Finally, he earned his Doctorate of Education at the University of Southern California, where he wrote his dissertation on using technology to increase student achievement.

Dr. Angle is here to support all staff members in serving students to prepare for college, career, and citizenship.

Phone:  760-848-1039

Manuela Silvestre

Director of Elementary Education

Manuela Silvestre has 32 years of experience in education and has served as a Pre-school teacher, Director Migrant Headstart, classroom teacher, BTSA provider, student facilitator, assistant principal, and elementary principal

Silvestre is committed to the district’s goal of educating students for college, career, and citizenship.

She earned her bachelor’s from Cal State San Bernardino and master’s degree in School Administration from Azusa Pacific

Phone:  760-848-1039

Robert Hennings

Director of Secondary Education

Mr. Hennings has been a Teacher, Counselor, and Administrator since the 1998-1999 school year. He has been with CVUSD since 2013, first as Principal, at La Familia HS and then as Secondary Education Director. He has enjoyed each of the days being part of the CVUSD community. The most exciting and rewarding time in his career has been here in CVUSD.

In his years of faithful service he has served as a Director, Principal, Coordinator of State and Federal Programs (including Administrator of Parent Involvement and Administrator of Guidance Services), Guidance Department Chair, Acting Principal, Counselor, Coach, and as a Science/Health/ELD Teacher. 

Mr. Hennings has an extensive background in the needs of English Language Learners with his service as an ELD Teacher and Counselor for the School of Language Development. He has equal experience with special needs students through his roles as a teacher, counselor, and as a LEA Special Education Administrator. Mr. Hennings also has a background in labor negotiations and relations, as well as professional development training, and clinical counseling. 

The major accomplishments he has been part of has been the 2007 Golden Bell Award for EL Programs, assisting in the transformation of a guidance department into modern services and methodologies for improved student outcomes, assisting in the opening of a new high school as a member of the planning/leadership team, transforming a district school counseling program into National Model Standards program, transforming a district wide reading intervention program for effectiveness, assisting in leading a district team toward enhanced compliance and accountability practices for successful Federal Program Monitoring results. Overall, the most meaningful accomplishment has been his professional involvement in mentoring, teaching, and assisting thousands of students overcome personal barriers and challenges to endure and succeed.

Phone:  760-848-1206

Hidali Garcia 

Director of English Language Learner Services

Hidali Garcia is the Director of English Language Learner Support Services, K-12.  She has been with CVUSD since October of 2012, first as the Coordinator of Professional Development and then as the Director of Elementary Education.

Her career has been driven by my innate desire to teach, help students succeed, guide and mentor teachers, and be a knowledgeable team member to help English learners. Her idea of a strong leader focuses on strategies to share ideas with all stakeholders and create two-way communication programs.  She believes building rapport with students, parents, staff, district administrators and community leaders is important for daily success.  Equally important is the ability to listen to understand and make decisions based on fact and the best interest of students.  She is sensitive to the needs of English learners; because, she too had to learn English as a second language.

She has an extensive experience and a broad skill-set in addressing the needs of English learners, as well as socially and economically disadvantaged students.  The academic and social needs of children of poverty are of particular interest to her as she was a member of that group as a child. She believes education for parents is of the upmost importance.  The success of English language learners relays in systemic staff development, support and follow-up.

Mrs. Garcia looks forward to hearing from you soon.  She takes pleasure in the prospect of the opportunity to continue to serve with the CVUSD team of leaders in Educational Services and meet the needs id Coachella Valley Unified School District students.

Phone:  760-848-1028

Alejandro Gonzalez

Director of Student Services

Alejandro Gonzalez first joined the Coachella Valley Unified School District in the year 2002 when he served as a special education teacher at Oasis Elementary School. As an experienced special educator with a passion for students with emotional and behavioral disorders, Mr. Gonzalez assisted in the development and implementation of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS) and in the training and mentoring of teachers in the area of classroom management. As a result of his work with SWPBIS, Mr. Gonzalez was offered the opportunity to serve as the Student Facilitator at Oasis Elementary School.

As a Special Educator, Mr. Gonzalez has served special needs students in grades Kinder through 12 with a variety of disabilities in both the general education and special education setting. 

Mr. Gonzalez has over 19 years of experience in five different school districts the field of special education both at the site and district level serving as a special education teacher, Coordinator of Special Education, and Senior Coordinator of Special. As the Director of Student Services/Special Education Division of Educational Services, Mr. Gonzalez’s vision is to ensure that ALL students meet our district goals of College and Career readiness and Citizenship through establishing INCLUSIVE special education practices that promote advocacy through the leveraging of relationships and build capacity through collaboration and consensus building. 

Mr. Gonzalez has devoted his career to providing technical support in the area of Special Education and School-wide Positive Behavioral Supports to teachers and administrators and has a passion for improving outcomes for students with special needs and their families. “As the Director of Student Services/Special Education Division, I feel truly blessed, privileged and honored to serve the students and community of the Coachella Valley Unified School district for the third time in my career in education.”

Mr. Gonzalez is a graduate of California State University Dominguez Hills where he earned his bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Spanish and earned his master’s in Educational Leadership from California State University San Bernardino.   

Phone:  760-848-1131


 David J. Gibbons

Director of Child Welfare & Attendance

Mr. David Gibbons began his educational career when he attended University College Cork Ireland and received his bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts majoring in both Psychology and Sociology.

After leaving Ireland in 1986, he began his teaching experience at Coachella Valley Unified School District in a Special Education teacher at Cahuilla Desert Academy. The following year he moved to Palm View Elementary School staying in the Special Education field and teaching students from kindergarten to 6th grade. After seven years as a Special Education teacher, Mr. Gibbons was given the opportunity to move to Coachella Valley Unified District Office as the new Coordinator of Student Assistance Programs.

He has a special passion to work with at-risk students and their families. His focus on prevention and intervention programs and curriculums has helped many of CVUSD students be successful when they attend colleges and universities.

Mr. Gibbons visits classrooms and site administrators and interacts with teachers and support staff to make sure that the students at CVUSD are well equipped with the tools to enter colleges and universities.

Mr. Gibbons has led by example and has established a positive, nourishing environment while having high expectations for all students at Coachella Valley Unified School District.

Phone:  760-848-1161

Delilah Salado, Director

Children and Family Services 

Delilah Salado is a native of the Coachella Valley and a former student and graduate of  the Coachella Valley Unified School District . Delilah has 33 years of experience as an educator; Her career includes preschool teacher, elementary teacher, high school teacher, school facilitator and assistant principal.

 Mrs. Salado’s  lifetime commitment has been the education of our Coachella Valley Unified School District students. As a former early childhood educator, she knows the importance of a strong foundation to begin a student’s path to college, career and citizenship.

 Mrs. Salado’s  education includes a degree in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and a Master's degree in Educational Administration from California State University, San Bernardino

Phone:  760-848-1025

Patricia Larios, Coordinator

 English Learners and Migrant Students

Patricia Larios is currently the English Learners/Migrant Coordinator for the Coachella Valley Unified School District.  Larios is a first generation immigrant U.S. Citizen and fully understands the hardships of immigrating to the United States.  Her lifetime focus is to ensure that other English learners/migrant students have the same opportunity to a great education that she enjoyed.

 She has been in education for 15 years.  Her previous experience includes two years at the high school level, three years at a middle school, and ten at the elementary school level. In addition, she has worked as a Title III Lead Teacher, ELD Coach, and a Data Coach.

Larios has been a longtime volunteer for the Cancer Resource Center of the Desert, where she helps the organization raising money and assisting patients through their cancer journey.

Patricia’s education includes an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts from California State University, San Bernardino, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from San Diego State University.

Phone:  760-848-1190

Marta E. Olmedo 

Coordinator for Parent and Community Engagement  

Marta E. Olmedo was born and raised in Valparaiso, Chile.

 In 1991 she joined our school district as a third grade teacher at Oasis Elementary School. Later on, she taught seventh  and eighth grade at Oasis for five years.

After being in the classroom, she became a resource teacher for the Migrant Education Program serving Oasis, Sea View and the Cahuilla Desert Academy for three years. 

In 2002 she became a Teacher on Special Assignment for the English Learner Services position that allowed her to provide site and district staff development as well as presenting at local, regional and state educational conferences.

In 2007 she was hired as a Teacher on Special Assignment for the Parent Resource Center, and since then she has been devoted to support school sites and parents in the structuring of parental engagement programs.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Catholic University in Valparaiso, Chile and her master’s degree in Educational Administration from Cal-State San Bernardino.

Phone:  760-848-1042

Dr. Rosie Hoang

Coordinator for Testing and Assessment 

Dr. Rosie Zim Hoang is the Testing and Assessment Coordinator. She is focused on student achievement.  Her responsibilities include student assessment, state and federal accountability, and educational data.  

Dr. Hoang is dedicated to increasing student achievement for all students, enabling them to compete in this global economy.   

Dr. Hoang has over 19 years of experience in the kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) California public school systems.  Prior to joining CVUSD, she worked as a district Testing and Assessment Coordinator, a middle school counselor and a secondary history social-studies teacher. 

Dr. Hoang’s education includes an undergraduate degree from University California, Los Angeles, a master’s degree from California State University Dominguez Hills and an Educational Doctorate from the University of Southern California. 

Phone:  760-848-1031