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Visalia Unified School District
website: www.vusd.org
5000 West Cypress
Visalia, CA 93277

phone: (559) 730-7300
fax: (559) 730-7559
Grades PreK - 12/Adult

Average Daily Attendance: 29,107



Douglas V. Cardoza, Interim Superintendent
e-mail: dcardoza@vusd.org
(559) 730-7522
Delia Smart, Administrative Assistant, Supt's Office
(559) 730-7522
Monica Andrew, Executive Assistant, Supt's Office
(559) 730-7527
Kim Batty, Public Information Officer
(559) 730-7521

Board of Trustees
Juan Guerrero (Area 2), President
Walta S. Gamoian (Area 1), Clerk
Megan Casebeer Soleno (Area 5), Member
Jacqueline Gaebe (Area 7), Member
Joy M. Naylor (Area 3), Member
Christopher Pope (Area 6), Member
vacant (Area 4), Member

Trustee Meeting Date: usually second and fourth Tuesdays of the month


Business Services
Nathan Hernandez, CBO, Business Services
(559) 730-7532
Shellie Knight, Office Manager, Business/Operations Services
(559) 730-7529
Educational Services
vacant, Asst. Superintendent, Educational Services
(559) 730-7517
Brandon Gridiron, Administrator, Equity and Student Services
(559) 730-7588
Andre Pecina, Administrator, Curriculum & Instruction
(559) 730-7555
Carrie Stephens, Administrator, Special Education
(559) 730-7581
Jim Sullivan, Administrator, Accountability
(559) 730-7566
Susan Prieto, Office Manager, Educational Services
(559) 730-7517
Human Resources Development
Dedi Somavia, Asst. Superintendent, Human Resources Development
(559) 730-7752
Andy Di Meo, Administrator, Human Resources Development
(559) 730-7552
Kylie Mayes, Executive Assistant, Human Resources Development
(559) 730-7752
Alma Navarro, Area Administrator, K-12
(559) 730-7515
Mark Thompson, Area Administrator, K-12
(559) 730-7515
Roberto Vaca, Area Administrator, K-Adult
(559) 730-7515
Leah Martinez, Office Manager (K-Adult)
(559) 730-7515
Operations Services
Erik Kehrer, COO, Operations Services
(559) 730-7529
Shellie Knight, Office Manager, Business/Operations Services
(559) 730-7529


Elementary and Middle Schools

Annie R. Mitchell Elementary School, K-6
2121 East Laura Avenue, Visalia 93292
Natalie Taylor, Principal
Pam Taves, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 622-3195

Compass Program, PK-12
1800 North Lovers Lane, Visalia 93292
Cyndi Yoshida, Program Manager
(559) 730-7761

Conyer Elementary School, K-6
814 South Sowell, Visalia 93277
Sandra Ochoa, Principal
Linda Rold, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7751

Cottonwood Creek Elementary School, K-6
4222 South Dans Street, Visalia 93277
Sonya Joyner, Principal
Violet Campos vacant, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 735-3539

Crestwood Elementary School, K-6
3001 West Whitendale, Visalia 93277
Debbie Peterson, Principal
Sherry Carlisle, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7754

Crowley Elementary School, K-6
214 East Ferguson, Visalia 93291
Nikki Jimenez, Principal
Patricia Silva, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7758

Denton Elementary School, K-6
2231 North Denton, Visalia 93291
Stephanie Gendron, Principal
Wendy Jacobs, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 931-8050

Divisadero Middle School, 7-8
1200 South Divisadero, Visalia 93277
Robert Aguilar, Principal
Jennifer Calhoun, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7663

Elbow Creek Elementary School, K-6
32747 Road 138, Visalia 93292
Kimberly Hale, Principal
Patricia Santiago, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7766

Four Creeks Elementary School, K-6
1844 North Burke Street, Visalia 93292
Rosa Mota-Montoya, Principal
Shauna Sawyer, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 622-3115

Golden Oak Elementary School, K-6
1700 North Lovers Lane, Visalia 93292
Brooke Schilling, Principal
Maria Rojo, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7851

Goshen Elementary School, K-6
6505 Avenue 308, Visalia 93291
Maria Bueno, Principal
Claudia Garcia, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7847

Green Acres Middle School, 7-8
1147 North Mooney Blvd., Visalia 93291
Carli Hawkins, Principal
Janice Thomas, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7673

Highland Elementary School, K-6
701 North Stevenson, Visalia 93291
Jessica Peredo, Principal
Cristina Rodriguez, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7769

Houston Elementary School, K-6
1200 North Giddings, Visalia 93291
Adrian Leal, Principal
vacant, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7772

Hurley Elementary School, K-6
6600 West Hurley Avenue, Visalia 93291
Lisa Whitworth, Principal
Anna Pena, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7905

Ivanhoe Elementary School, K-8
16030 Avenue 332, Ivanhoe 93235
Jesus Gonzalez, Ed.D., Principal
Yvonne Bruder, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7849

La Joya Middle School, 7-8
4711 West La Vida, Visalia 93277
Amanda Richardvacant, Principal
Cherol Drobot, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7921

Linwood Elementary School, K-6
3129 South Linwood, Visalia 93277
Andrew Bishop, Ed.D., Principal
Sylvia Vincent, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7776

Manuel F. Hernandez Elementary School, K-6
2133 North Leila Street, Visalia 93291
Andres Gomez, Principal
Catherine Tapia, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 622-3199

Mineral King Elementary School, K-6
3333 East Kaweah Avenue, Visalia 93292
Silvia Duvall, Principal
Ceci Gonzalez, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7779

Mountain View Elementary School, K-6
2021 South Encina, Visalia 93277
Amy Jones, Principal
Catalina Enriquez, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7783

Oak Grove Elementary School, K-8
4445 West Ferguson Avenue, Visalia 93291
Travis Hambleton, Principal
Julie Walker, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 622-3105

Pinkham Elementary School, K-6
2200 East Tulare, Visalia 93292
Michelle Standleevacant, Principal
Julie Gilbert, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7853

Ridgeview Middle School, 7-8
3315 North Akers Street, Visalia 93291
Michal Yates, Principal
Jeannie Dugan, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 622-3308

Riverway Elementary School, K-6
1341 Glendale Avenue, Visalia 93291
Monica Saenz, Principal
Nora Gonzalez, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 931-8020

Royal Oaks Elementary School, K-6
1323 Clover Drive, Visalia 93277
Lisa Majarian, Principal
Emma Gomez, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7787

Shannon Ranch Elementary School, K-6
3637 North Ranch Street, Visalia 93291
Dori Bingaman, Principal
Lorei Hayslett, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 622-3258

Valley Oak Middle School, 7-8
2000 North Lovers Lane, Visalia 93292
David Garza, Jr., Principal
Olivia Morales, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7681

Veva Blunt Elementary School, K-6
1119 South Chinowth, Visalia 93277
Natali Garza, Principal
Cathy Sawyer, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7793

Washington Elementary School, K-6
500 South Garden, Visalia 93277
Liz Serrato, Principal
Annette Rocha, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7795

Willow Glen Elementary School, K-8
310 North Akers, Visalia 93291
Blanca Martinez-Ramirez, Principal
Tina Jenkins, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7798


Charter Schools

Charter Home School Academy, K-8
211 West Tulare Avenue, Visalia 93277
Rebekah Moor, Principal
Laura Cloer, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 622-3273

Global Learning Charter School, K-8
1051 Robin Drive, Visalia 93291
Karin Aure, Ed.D., Principal
Jill Dinkins, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7768

Visalia Charter Independent Study, 9-12
1821 West Meadow Lane, Visalia 93277
Michele Reid, Principal
Sara Ray, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 735-8055

Visalia Technical Early College High School, 9-12
2245 South Linwood Avenue, Visalia 93292
Bill Davis, Principal
Carolyn Gutierrez, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 622-3212


High Schools

El Diamante High School, 9-12
5100 West Whitendale, Visalia 93277
Kim Nelson, Principal
Jane Jackson, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 735-3505

Golden West High School, 9-12
1717 North McAuliff Road, Visalia 93292
Michel Lambert, Principal
Aurora Campos, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7814

Mt. Whitney High School, 9-12
900 South Conyer, Visalia 93277
Rick Hamilton, Principal
Mary Miller, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7602

Redwood High School, 9-12
1001 West Main, Visalia 93291
Matt Shin, Principal
Mani Tomola, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7367


Adult Education and Educational Options

Creekside Community Day School, 7-12
901 North Mooney Blvd., Visalia 93291
José Luis Pérez, Principal
(559) 730-7491

Sequoia High School (continuation), 9-12
1040 North Woodland Street, Visalia 93291
Adolfo Reyes, Principal
Emily Fultz, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7649

Visalia Adult School,
3110 East Houston, Visalia 93292
Tami Olson, Principal
Martha Ramos, Sr. Admin. Asst.
(559) 730-7655





Tim A. Hire, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
phone: (559) 733-6300 • fax: (559) 627-5219

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