Professional Partner Program

Professional Partner Program (Classified Mentoring)
PSEA and PUSD have designed a mentoring program to provide individualized support, encourage learning, and promote high levels of performance for new, probationary and struggling PSEA classified employees.  It’s called the Professional Partner Program.

It is not uncommon for employees to find themselves in a new assignment without a predecessor to guide them in the intricacies of the job. An employee may be new to the District or an existing employee may need to learn additional skills. Fellow co-workers may or may not be able to assist. That’s where the Professional Partner Program can help.

The Professional Partner Program connects employees to an experienced and trained mentor, known as the “Partner.”

Every PSEA classified employee is eligible to request a Partner.

Employee Brochure

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Professional Partner Program

2022-2023 Professional Partners

Christina Abosamra PSEA Treasurer/ Classified on Special Assignment PSEA/SPED
Ana Bedard Lead ESS Asst CHES
Nancy Brundrett VP of PSEA / Lead Classified on Special Assignment PSEA / SPED
Cindy Chille School Administrative Assistant WGES
Gale Ching Office Specialist Poway Adult School
Sarah Cockrell Executive Assistant CTAE
Rykendrick Cohen Behavioral intervention Technician PHS
Amy Durschlag Instructional Aide I MCHS
William Hamilton Groundskeeper Facilities
Gabriele Pantfoerder Student Data Tech BMMS
Steffanie Richardson-Rios Registrar MCHS
Catherine Zaldivar Bus Driver Instructor TRANS

All new and probationary employees will automatically be assigned a Partner. You may also contact our Professional Learning Coordinator to request a Partner at any time.
Melanie Rodriguez –  PSEA Office
(858) 240-9403 /



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