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Newport-Mesa Announces Special Education Coordinators
Posted 11/17/20



Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Myla Candelario and Dr. Michael Tincup as special education coordinators. 

“We are excited to welcome Ms. Candelario and Dr. Tincup to our special education team; their experience and commitment to supporting staff in addressing student needs will be a strong addition to the work we are doing within the special education department,” said Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services Dr. Sara Jocham.

Myla Candelario


Myla Candelario joins us from Capistrano Unified School District where she most recently served as coordinator of special education technology support. Prior to becoming a coordinator, she served as a program specialist and technology teacher. She has well rounded experience in the design and implementation of professional development training that maximize technologies to track and improve student outcomes.

Candelario received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science - International Relations from the University of California, Berkeley and her Master of Arts in Special Education from California State University, Long Beach. 

Michael Tincup


With more than 20 years experience in education, Dr. Michael Tincup also joined NMUSD as special education coordinator. He most recently served as director of special education with Rowland Unified School District. 

Tincup began his career in education as a school psychologist and served as a program specialist and coordinator at various school districts, supporting elementary and secondary education. He is knowledgeable and has extensive experience in dispute resolution, mediation, implementation of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and has a great understanding of mental health services. 

Tincup received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine; his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University; and his Doctorate of School Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado.