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Instructional Services Division



Welcome to Instructional Services, a division of the Tulare County Office of Education. Instructional Services is comprised of service units providing a unique array of services, all collectively designed to determine the needs of Tulare County schools and to deliver identified services in the most effective manner possible.


District Support Services Branch
Andrea Perez , Asst. Superintendent, District Support Services
(559) 302-3633, ext.3109



College & Career
Joy Soares , College & Career Director
(559) 733-6101, ext.1124

Services for Education & Employment (SEE)
Darlene Tyndal , Employment Services Coordinator
(559) 733-6730, ext.4321


A Ticket to Success Program
Darlene Tyndal , Employment Services Coordinator
(559) 730-2737, ext.4321


Educational Resource Services (ERS)
Jennifer Biagio , Administrator
(559) 651-3831, ext.3301

Library Media Services
Debra Lockwood , Library Media Supervisor
(559) 651-3042, ext.3310


Theatre Company
Bethany Rader , Director
(559) 651-1482, ext.3645


Leadership Support Services
Martin Frolli , Administrator
(559) 739-0319, ext.3103

Charter School Authorization
John Alvarez , Administrator
(559) 302-3636, ext.3110

Julia Reese , Administrator
(559) 302-3629, ext.3107


Migrant Education Program (Region VIII)
Anabel González , Director
(559) 651-3035, ext.3430



New Teacher Leadership & Development
(iLEAD Administrative Credential Program, Preliminary and Clear; IMPACT Alternative Certification Credential Program; Career Technical Education Program; Teacher Induction Program)
Mary Dolan , Administrator
(559) 302-3640, ext.1356




Student Support Services Branch
Julie Berk , Asst. Superintendent, Student Support Services
(559) 651-3022, ext.3951



CHOICES Prevention Programs
(including Friday Night Live and After School Programs)
Frank Silveira , Administrator
(559) 651-0155, ext.3611



Early Childhood Education Program
Julie Berk , Asst. Superintendent, Student Support Services
(559) 651-3022, ext.3951

Connections for Quality Care
Melissa Bachtelle , Program Manager
(559) 651-3026, ext.3903


Early Stars Quality Rating and Improvement System
Lorena Castillo , Program Manager
(559) 651-0862, ext.3830


Educational Options
Julie Berk , Asst. Superintendent, Student Support Services
(559) 651-3022, ext.3951


La Sierra Charter School
Scott Pierce, Ed.D. , Administrator
(559) 733-6963, ext.4208


University Preparatory High School
Eric Thiessen , Principal
(559) 730-2529


Planetarium & Science Center
Conan Palmer , Planetarium & Science Center Coordinator
(559) 733-6871, ext.1311



Region VII Expanded Learning Programs
Virginia Sepeda , Project Coordinator
(559) 651-0155 ext.3613



School Health Programs
Christina Rodriguez , Program Manager
(559) 651-0130, ext.3710

Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention (NEOP) Program
Alexandra Rogers , Program Lead / Dietitian
(559) 651-0130, ext.3723


SCICON (Clemmie Gill School of Science and Conservation)
(including Circle J-Norris Ranch)
Dianne Shew , Administrator
(559) 539-2642, ext.4810




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Tulare County Office of Education
Instructional Services Division
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277



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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