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General Information


The SMUHSD Curriculum and Assessment Office strives to provide teachers and site administrators with the background knowledge, current research, and instructional and assessment support necessary for students to succeed in a rigorous, state and national standards-aligned curriculum. 


Brian Simmons, Director, Curriculum and Assessment

(650) 558-2212



Samia Shoman, Manager: English Learner & Compliance Programs

(650) 558-2233



Sonia Gill, Instructional Services Specialist

(650) 558-2253



Nora Barrientos, Executive Assistant

(650) 558-2297



Lennie Perreras, Student Data Specialist

(650) 558-2245



TBD, Categorical Accounting Technician

(650) 558-2250



Araceli Guizar, District Testing Assistant

(650) 558-2231



For Alternative Programs Contact:

KindyLee Mackamul, Associate Superintendent ,Student Services

(650) 558-2205


San Mateo Middle College High School

Greg Quigley, Principal

(650) 574-6101 


(See link on left side for more information and web site)


Peninsula Alternative High School    http://phs-smuhsd-ca.schoolloop.com/ 

Ron Campana, Principal

(650) 558-2400


Teachers on Special Assignment

    Holly Estrada - English Coordinator    hestrada@smuhsd.org

    Andrea Gould - Math Coordinator       agould@smuhsd.org

    Cheri Dartnell - Math Coordinator      cdartnell@smuhsd.org

    Linda Colloran - School to Career Coordinator  lcolloran@smuhsd.org

    Matt McDermott - On Site Credit Recovery   mmcdermott@smuhsd.org

    Dominic Bigue - Instructional Technology   dbigue@smuhsd.org

    Michele Fichera - Professional Development   mfichera@smuhsd.org

    Jeff Petersen - Assessment & Data            jpetersen@smuhsd.org  

    Kristina Ish - Special Education     kish@smuhsd.org  

    Vicky Daniel - Language & Literacy     vdaniel@smuhsd.org

    Tracey Freyre - Language & Literacy   tfreyre@smuhsd.org

    Nina Finci - Language & Literacy    nfinci@smuhsd.org







Curriculum focuses on the daily student learning and ultimately their achievement of the prescribed curriculum that takes place in the classroom under the direction of the teacher. My staff and I are here to support the students, schools, and communities which make up the San Mateo Union High School District family.


If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact either of my assistants, Nora Barrientos at (650)558-2297 or Sonia Gill at (650)558-2253.


Brian Simmons




Content Standards

Link to » California Department of Education

Curriculum Framework

Link to » California Department of Education