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Meet the Vocational Team

Vocational Team

Ofelia Angulo

Vocational Assistant
650-558-2279 
oangulo@smuhsd.org

Ofelia Angulo has been working for the San Mateo Union High School District since 1998. She was born in San Francisco and raised in Millbrae, where she graduated from Capuchino High School. She received her AA from Skyline College, and worked for two  non-profits in San Francisco that served the Mission community. Since she joined SMUHSD's Special Education Department, she has worked in a variety of its programs and is very passionate about her work.  She is currently the Vocational Assistant and is dedicated to assisting students find employment opportunities.

Ofelia is married, has two children and four grandchildren. She enjoys swimming, golfing and spending time in her Mendocino home with her family.

Margaret Bradley

Vocational Specialist
650-558-2267
mbradley@smuhsd.org

Margaret Bradley is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. After receiving her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, she moved to San Francisco where she worked for many years in local non-profits. In 1999 she began working as the Vocational Specialist at South San Francisco Unified District and 2 years later joined San Mateo Union High school District as a Vocational Specialist. Currently, she works as the Vocational Specialist at Mills High School, Capuchino High school, and Peninsula Alternative High school. Margaret is passionate about animal rights and traveling. When not at school she can be found reading, hiking with her dog or exploring the world.  She lives in SF with her husband and two daughters, dog and 2 cats.

Kayla King

Vocational Specialist
kking@smuhsd.org

Originally from the Northwest, Kayla came to the Bay Area to attend Santa Clara University in 2001 and never left. She started her career in education as an instructional aide for students in Menlo Park School District from 2007-2009. From there, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from San Francisco State University in 2011 and went on to work for Edgewood Center for Family and Children in their Non-Public Schools. In 2013 she joined San Mateo County Behavioral Health at Canyon Oaks Youth Center, where she was a counselor in a therapeutic residential program for youth ages 12-18. After five years serving youth with mental health needs, Kayla transitioned back into the world of education through vocational services and began working at the Department of Rehabilitation on the peninsula. In her four years with DOR, she worked with many San Mateo Union High School District students with disabilities in a vocational capacity. This is Kayla’s first year as a Vocational Specialist and she is thrilled to be continuing this work from within the district.

In her spare time, you can find Kayla cooking, hiking, camping or doing something outdoors with friends. She resides in Daly City with her wife, son and two dogs.

 

Matthew Park

Instructional Assistant, Transition Partnership Program
650-281-1966
mpark@smuhsd.org

Matthew began working in special education in 2009. His first experience was as a classroom aide and that positive experience encouraged him to continue in this field. He worked for the Palo Alto and Burlingame School Districts before coming to the San Mateo Union High School District in 2015.  He has had the opportunity to work with different age groups ranging from 5-22 years old. He enjoys working with the youth and works for a cycling program during the summer.

For the past 5 years Matthew has worked as a job coach for Project SEARCH at the San Mateo Medical Center helping young adults gain work experience and employment at the hospital and throughout the community. He believes it’s an amazing opportunity to work with students and help them realize their potential. 

Currently Matthew is a new addition to the Transition Partnership Program team.  He will continue helping students achieve their goals in joining the workforce.

Matthew lives in Foster City with his wife and two kids and enjoys spending time with his family, drawing, playing basketball, and baking.

Julia Payne

Vocational Specialist
jpayne@smuhsd.org

Julia Payne has worked in the special education field since 2009. She began her career as an ABA Therapist in San Francisco. After completing her Education Specialist Credential and Masters Degree in Special Education, Julia began working as a Transition Teacher in Redwood City. She served students with Developmental Disabilities ages 18-22. During a 3 year stay in Washington State, Julia continued to provide Transition and Vocational Services to young adults with disabilities. In 2017, Julia returned to the Bay Area. She spent her first year in SMUHSD as a teacher at Hillsdale High School.

Julia and her husband are both Bay Area natives and currently live in San Mateo with their dog, Daisy.

Eli Poblitz

Transition Specialist
650-558-2274  
epoblitz@smuhsd.org

Eli Poblitz has worked with various school to career programs supporting Special Education since 2002.  He entered into education after working in the corporate and the non-profit sectors. Eli had prior corporate experience working as an Administrative Assistant for an Information Technology department for an employment staffing company.   His non-profit experiences started as being hired as a Job Coach for adults with disabilities.  He helped establish a support group for children who had a family member in their household fighting cancer, called Kids Helping Kids, in cooperation with the American Cancer Society.   And prior to entering education he worked with youth at the Northwest Youth Corps in Eugene, Oregon.   

Eli worked at South San Francisco Unified school district from 2002-2011 as a Transition Coordinator.   He oversaw the WorkAbility I program as well as the Transition Partnership Program.   He worked with the district to establish their first 18-22 year old Adult Transition Program in 2004. Eli was hired at San Mateo Union High School District in 2011 as a Vocational Specialist to support the short and long term goals for students who need short and long term support towards their employment and career goals.   

Eli received his undergraduate degree from San Francisco State in Psychology and his Education Specialist degree from the Notre Dame de Namur. He resides in Pacifica with his wife and two sons.   On weekends or vacations you will find Eli camping, snowboarding, or going to the beach with his family and three dogs.   

Ofelia Angulo

Vocational Assistant
650-558-2279 
oangulo@smuhsd.org

Ofelia Angulo has been working for the San Mateo Union High School District since 1998. She was born in San Francisco and raised in Millbrae, where she graduated from Capuchino High School. She received her AA from Skyline College, and worked for two  non-profits in San Francisco that served the Mission community. Since she joined SMUHSD's Special Education Department, she has worked in a variety of its programs and is very passionate about her work.  She is currently the Vocational Assistant and is dedicated to assisting students find employment opportunities.

Ofelia is married, has two children and four grandchildren. She enjoys swimming, golfing and spending time in her Mendocino home with her family.

Margaret Bradley

Vocational Specialist
650-558-2267
mbradley@smuhsd.org

Margaret Bradley is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. After receiving her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, she moved to San Francisco where she worked for many years in local non-profits. In 1999 she began working as the Vocational Specialist at South San Francisco Unified District and 2 years later joined San Mateo Union High school District as a Vocational Specialist. Currently, she works as the Vocational Specialist at Mills High School, Capuchino High school, and Peninsula Alternative High school. Margaret is passionate about animal rights and traveling. When not at school she can be found reading, hiking with her dog or exploring the world.  She lives in SF with her husband and two daughters, dog and 2 cats.

Kayla King

Vocational Specialist
kking@smuhsd.org

Originally from the Northwest, Kayla came to the Bay Area to attend Santa Clara University in 2001 and never left. She started her career in education as an instructional aide for students in Menlo Park School District from 2007-2009. From there, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from San Francisco State University in 2011 and went on to work for Edgewood Center for Family and Children in their Non-Public Schools. In 2013 she joined San Mateo County Behavioral Health at Canyon Oaks Youth Center, where she was a counselor in a therapeutic residential program for youth ages 12-18. After five years serving youth with mental health needs, Kayla transitioned back into the world of education through vocational services and began working at the Department of Rehabilitation on the peninsula. In her four years with DOR, she worked with many San Mateo Union High School District students with disabilities in a vocational capacity. This is Kayla’s first year as a Vocational Specialist and she is thrilled to be continuing this work from within the district.

In her spare time, you can find Kayla cooking, hiking, camping or doing something outdoors with friends. She resides in Daly City with her wife, son and two dogs.

 

Matthew Park

Instructional Assistant, Transition Partnership Program
650-281-1966
mpark@smuhsd.org

Matthew began working in special education in 2009. His first experience was as a classroom aide and that positive experience encouraged him to continue in this field. He worked for the Palo Alto and Burlingame School Districts before coming to the San Mateo Union High School District in 2015.  He has had the opportunity to work with different age groups ranging from 5-22 years old. He enjoys working with the youth and works for a cycling program during the summer.

For the past 5 years Matthew has worked as a job coach for Project SEARCH at the San Mateo Medical Center helping young adults gain work experience and employment at the hospital and throughout the community. He believes it’s an amazing opportunity to work with students and help them realize their potential. 

Currently Matthew is a new addition to the Transition Partnership Program team.  He will continue helping students achieve their goals in joining the workforce.

Matthew lives in Foster City with his wife and two kids and enjoys spending time with his family, drawing, playing basketball, and baking.

Julia Payne

Vocational Specialist
jpayne@smuhsd.org

Julia Payne has worked in the special education field since 2009. She began her career as an ABA Therapist in San Francisco. After completing her Education Specialist Credential and Masters Degree in Special Education, Julia began working as a Transition Teacher in Redwood City. She served students with Developmental Disabilities ages 18-22. During a 3 year stay in Washington State, Julia continued to provide Transition and Vocational Services to young adults with disabilities. In 2017, Julia returned to the Bay Area. She spent her first year in SMUHSD as a teacher at Hillsdale High School.

Julia and her husband are both Bay Area natives and currently live in San Mateo with their dog, Daisy.

Eli Poblitz

Transition Specialist
650-558-2274  
epoblitz@smuhsd.org

Eli Poblitz has worked with various school to career programs supporting Special Education since 2002.  He entered into education after working in the corporate and the non-profit sectors. Eli had prior corporate experience working as an Administrative Assistant for an Information Technology department for an employment staffing company.   His non-profit experiences started as being hired as a Job Coach for adults with disabilities.  He helped establish a support group for children who had a family member in their household fighting cancer, called Kids Helping Kids, in cooperation with the American Cancer Society.   And prior to entering education he worked with youth at the Northwest Youth Corps in Eugene, Oregon.   

Eli worked at South San Francisco Unified school district from 2002-2011 as a Transition Coordinator.   He oversaw the WorkAbility I program as well as the Transition Partnership Program.   He worked with the district to establish their first 18-22 year old Adult Transition Program in 2004. Eli was hired at San Mateo Union High School District in 2011 as a Vocational Specialist to support the short and long term goals for students who need short and long term support towards their employment and career goals.   

Eli received his undergraduate degree from San Francisco State in Psychology and his Education Specialist degree from the Notre Dame de Namur. He resides in Pacifica with his wife and two sons.   On weekends or vacations you will find Eli camping, snowboarding, or going to the beach with his family and three dogs.