Corcoran USD students walking together holding hands

CUSD News

There are great things happening at Corcoran Unified School District, and we want to share them with you! Here we will keep you informed of important district announcements as well as success stories about our district, our schools, our teachers, and our students. We want you to feel connected, so please check our News page often and stay in-the-know.

Meet Our Safety Team

Corcoran Joint Unified School District takes school safety very seriously. School safety is correlated to improved student outcomes. In particular, emotional and physical safety in school is related to academic performance. For students to learn, they need to feel safe. It is essential that all students be able to attend schools that provide a safe environment where they can thrive and fully engage in their studies without the distraction and worry about physical safety concerns. Students also need to feel safe emotionally. Being worried or afraid often makes it difficult to think about anything else. When you feel safe, you are able to think clearly and explore and try new things, which makes all learning possible.

The district is strongly committed to keeping students safe at school and to and from school. In the October 28, 2022, CUSD Newsletter, there are descriptions of the various layers of security and safety practices that help create a safe learning environment for all our students.

CJUSD has a strong relationship with the Corcoran Police Department. One of the ways we work together is by employing a school resource officer (SRO), a police officer who primarily focuses on the safety of the schools. Our SRO is Corporal Junior Aguirre who has over 20 years of experience and has considerable training on gangs. The district also has an excellent team of safety personnel including a safety security coordinator, Ms. Laura Duran, and two safety supervisors, Mr. Alfonso Isiah and Mr. Daniel Ramirez. Ms. Duran is based at Kings Lake and is the handler for the district's canine, Jax. Jax is a highly trained canine who is able to detect drugs and firearms. The safety supervisors and safety security coordinator are tasked with supervision throughout the day on and around the campuses. The district is in the process of hiring two additional safety supervisors which would result in Corcoran High and John Muir each having two safety supervisors on site throughout the day.

Corporal Refugio Aguirre Jr, Laura Duran, Jax, Alfonso Isaiah, and Daniel Ramirez
New Faces, New Friends

The new school year brings fresh faces to our schools! We are pleased to introduce several teachers to our district. If you have the pleasure of meeting them, please make them feel welcome!

    • Geneisi Murillo-Robles is a teacher at John Muir Middle School. She teaches SDC, ELA, and social studies for student in grades six through eight.
    • Ashley Navarro teaches fourth grade at Mark Twain Elementary.
    • Elena Velasco teaches kindergarten at Bret Harte.
    • Marc Ochoa teaches US history, economics, and government for juniors and seniors at Corcoran High School.
    • Marybeya Tapia is a fourth grade teacher at Mark Twain Elementary.
    • Cara Goldsworthy is third grade teacher at John C. Fremont Elementary.
    • Joshua Avila teaches music to ninth through twelfth grades at Corcoran High School.
    Genisi Murillo-Robles, Ashley Navarro, Elena Velasco, Marc Ochoa, Marbeya Tapia, Cara Goldsworthy, and Joshua Avila