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Andrea Perez selected as new assistant superintendent in Instructional Services Division

Andrea Perez, new Assistant Superintendent of District Support Services Andrea Perez, director of Foundational Services Curriculum & Instruction within the Kings County Office of Education, has been selected as the new assistant superintendent of District Support Services within the Instructional Services Division. “I am excited that Andrea will be joining TCOE,” said Tim Hire, Tulare County Superintendent of Schools. “She brings with her a great deal of experience as a teacher, site administrator, and district and county leader, allowing her to transition quickly in supporting our staff and districts.”

Andrea has worked for the Kings County Office of Education in several positions since 2014. Currently she provides leadership coaching to site and district leaders, and regional and state professional development, including training on LCAP, LCP, BOP, local indicators, and federal programs. She also facilitates and coordinates Title I leads from counties statewide. Andrea has served as the chairperson of the annual Central California Truancy Summit. Her experience also includes grant writing, district and county support for LCAP writing and implementation, and data analysis for district and county leaders to evaluate the effectiveness of instructional programs.

Andrea began her career as a teacher at Woodville Union in Tulare County before serving as the school’s Vice Principal and Superintendent/Principal. Prior to her work at Kings County Office of Education, she served as District Academic Coach for Kings Canyon Unified School District in Reedley. Andrea and her husband, Anthony, have three children.

Tech Rodeo logo Registration closes Friday for annual Tech Rodeo, January 16

Registration closes Friday for the Fifth Annual Tech Rodeo, a full day of virtual learning for educators, administrators, and coaches to meet the needs of students in all grade levels and content areas. Scheduled for Saturday, January 16, Tech Rodeo will offer attendees choices of interactive sessions exploring instructional technology on a wide variety of devices for today’s classrooms. Award-winning presenters will conduct sessions on student engagement in distance learning environments, Google apps, and classroom culture and efficiency.

The event will also offer attendees the opportunity to meet six published education technology authors and watch a variety of two-minute instructional productivity quick tips.

For an event schedule and registration information, visit

Proceeds from Red Ribbon Week to benefit Red Cross Wildfire Relief Fund

Red Ribbon Week 2020 logo The 2020 Red Ribbon committee is pleased to report that $3,900 was raised from activities held during the annual event in October. This year’s event went virtual, kicking off with a humorous video entitled “TCOE’s Home Shopping Network,” which explained Red Ribbon Week fundraising activities. Committee chairperson Jennifer Fisher and Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Tim Hire hosted the video spoof. “I would like to thank Superintendent Hire and the creative team of Rob Herman, Jaime Burnitzki, Conan Palmer, and Craig Alameda for their incredibly inventive scripting, filming, editing, and production work," Jennifer said. "The video generated many pledges to support the fundraising efforts.”

Additional appreciation is extended to the hard-working committee members for helping to make the event virtual, with special appreciation to Lorena White for her editing, proofing, and web design, and to Abigail Hernandez for processing deposits and credit card transactions. The Red Ribbon Committee also appreciates the support of generous donors, talented photographer Mary Reitz, committee contributors, Jessica Hinz for this year’s logo design, Jody Arriaga and Randy Elzig for their financial expertise, and everyone who participated in the week’s activities. The proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Red Cross Wildfire Relief Fund.

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Editor: Robert Herman, Public Information Officer
Contributors: Marlene Moreno, Jennifer Fisher, Lorena White, John Rodriguez, and Katherine Goyette.

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