Don Scatena

Phone: 650-558-2257

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Don Scatena

Director of Student Services

Don Scatena was born and raised in San Mateo County (Pacifica, CA). Currently, he lives in Half Moon Bay, and is the father of two children. Over the past 20 years, Don has served as a coach, teacher, and site-administrator in San Mateo County. Since 2007, he has been an Assistant Principal and Principal in San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD). He has served as an administrator at Mills High School, Peninsula High School, and San Mateo High School. Currently, he serves as SMUHSD Director of Student Services and Middle College Principal. His role as Director has him supervising SMUHSD's discipline, attendance, enrollment, transfers, mental health, guidance, alternative placements, independent study, Jumpstart, Middle College, foster youth liaison, homeless student coordinator, leader of safe schools initiative, and serves on a variety of district and county committees.  He is dedicated to bringing the community college experience to as many high school students as possible.

 Adriana Gomez

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Adriana Gomez

Executive Assistant to the Director of Student Services

Adriana joined SMUHSD in December 2014 as the Executive Assistant to the Director of Student Services. Her main role in the office is support to the Director and helps with enrollment, disciplinary procedures, and alternative programs. Prior to her role in the District, Adriana worked at an early-intervention Autism agency.

Adriana was born and raised in the Bay Area, and  graduated with her degree in Psychology from the University of San Francisco. She spends her free time coaching middle school volleyball and working on earning her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy.

 Gregoria Granados

Phone: (650) 558-2207

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Gregoria Granados

Attendance & Welfare Technician

Gregoria joined SMUHSD in December 1999 as a temp all over the District and landed in Student Services, previously Attendance & Welfare, in 2000. Her main role in the office is helping students and parents with enrollment and assisting the Director with inter-district transfers and foreign requests.

Gregoria was born in Los Angeles, and moved to the Bay Area in 1979 where she worked for the Airline industry for 25 years. She lives in San Mateo with her husband and family and is an avid sports fan attending many local sporting events.

 Monica Diaz

Phone: (650) 558-2259

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Monica Diaz

Attendance & Welfare Technician

Monica came to the SMUHSD in August 2009 as an Attendance & Welfare Technician. Her primary role in the office is enrolling students, organizing the Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) for the District, and maintaining emergency supplies for the District. Prior to working at the District office, Monica was a manager for an advertising agency in South San Francisco.

Monica was born in Argentina and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 15. She then moved to the Bay Area with her husband and two children (Capuchino High School Alums!) in 1997. Monica enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

 Cindy Zhou

Phone: (650) 558-2256

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Cindy Zhou

Attendance & Welfare Technician

Ling (Cindy) Zhou has started working at Student Services of the San Mateo Union High School District since 2016 as an Attendance & Welfare Technician. Prior to that, Cindy worked as a data research and specialist for many years to monitor and report public land use in California, was an active community member in PTA to promote education, and help local schools.

Cindy grew up in China, has been living in San Mateo over 20 years. She completed college education in China and studied international business in Glendale College after coming to US.

 Bonnie Chan

Phone: (650) 558-2252

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Bonnie Chan

Student Data Specialist

Bonnie Chan joined San Mateo Union High School District in 2012 as a Attendance and Welfare Clerk and took the role as the Student Data Specialist in 2014. Prior to working in the District, Bonnie worked in the health industry.

She grew up in Millbrae and attended Mills High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis.