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College, Careers and Economic Development

The College, Careers and Economic Development Department works collaboratively and serves as the district liaison with local, state, and national organizations that connect and support college, career and economic development. The Executive Director guides a team providing support systems to district schools and their programs that engage with industry and community groups to sustain district-community partnerships; and that builds systems of access for students with Institutions of Higher Learning; guides staff in managing College and Career Readiness Indicator initiatives and policies.

College, Careers and Economic Development is Comprised of:

Adult Education/Fontana Adult School 
Cynthia Gleason
Cynthia Gleason, Principal (909) 357-5490, ext. 56107
Ruzanna Hernandez, Assistant Principal (909) 357-5490, ext. 56239
Shawn Dickerson, Senior Secretary I (909) 357-5490, ext. 56107
Heather Quintanilla, Account Clerk II (909) 357-5490, ext. 56226
Lupita Berry, Receptionist (909) 357-5490, ext. 56221


College and Career Readiness
Vernell Deslonde
Vernell Deslonde, Ed.D., Director (909) 357-5000, ext. 29182
Natasha Hillenburg, Senior Secretary II (909) 357-5000, ext. 29182

Economic Development  
Barbara Armenta, Teacher - Work Experience/Work-Based Learning (909) 357-5300, ext. 13274

Linked Learning 
Garth Masik
Garth Masik, Director (909) 357-5300, ext. 13273
Deanna Beck, Senior Secretary II (909) 357-5300, ext. 13273

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Department Contacts:

College, Careers and Economic Development  (909) 357-5000, ext. 29180
  Tracey Vackar, Executive Director
(909) 357-5000, ext. 29180
  Hazel Walker, Senior Secretary II
(909) 357-5000, ext. 29180
  Carolanne Powers-Nadziejko, Budget Technician
(909) 357-5000, ext. 29112

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