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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.

Calendar of Instructional Services Events Calendar of Instructional Services Events
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District Support Services Branch
Charlene Stringham , Asst. Superintendent, District Support Services
(559) 302-3633, ext.3109




Donna Glassman-Sommer , Executive Director
(559) 730-2549, ext.1341



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

Services for Education & Employment (SEE)
Linda Patino , Employment Services Coordinator
(559) 730-2737, ext.202


A Ticket to Success Program
Linda Patino , Employment Services Coordinator
(559) 730-2737, ext.202


Educational Resource Services (ERS)
Jen Francone, Ed.D. , 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
Pansy Ceballos, Ed.D. , Administrator
(559) 733-6101, ext.1124

Guadalupe Solis, Ed.D. , Administrator
(559) 733-6328, ext.3101


Migrant Education Program (Region VIII)
Tony Velásquez , Administrator
(559) 651-3035, ext.3430



NTLD
(iLEAD Administrative Credential Program, Preliminary and Clear; IMPACT Alternative Certification Credential Program
Mary Dolan , Administrator
(559) 302-3640, ext.1356

Teacher Induction Program (TIP)
Barbara Leal , Director
(559) 733-6315, ext.1362



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
Nicole Rocha , Administrator
(559) 651-2904

Court/Community Schools
Nicole Rocha , Administrator
(559) 651-2904


La Sierra Charter School
Anjelica Zermeño , 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
Nan Arnold , Program Manager
(559) 651-0130, ext.3710

Child Abuse & Neglect (CAN) Prevention Program
Linda Cemo , Project Coordinator
(559) 651-0130, ext.3712


Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention (NEOP) Program
Robyn Cooper , Program Lead
(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



Jim Vidak, 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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