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Superintendent's Office


The Superintendent’s office is available to answer questions about board meetings and board policies, as well as assisting with public records requests, inquires about our website, social media presence, AERIES Communication Messages, and other concerns or questions from parents or the community. 

The District Superintendent must approve all requests for distribution of flyers to our schools prior to delivery to schools. Please see the guidelines about student activity resource flyers by visiting Our Community page. 

Superintendent's Message

Tulare City School District families and community members,


It is an honor to start my tenure as Superintendent in a district and community that I fell in love with 34 years ago when I started my educational career as a teacher at Garden School. I appreciate and value your trust in sending your precious children to our schools. It is my sincere hope that we will form partnerships that will allow your children to see their full potential; academically, socially, and emotionally.


Our district consists of 15 school sites where approximately 10,000 pre-school through 8th-grade students walk through our gates and into our classrooms every day. In these rooms sits the future of Tulare; California; United States; and the World. Our Board of Trustees, Administrators, Teachers, and Support Staff firmly believe that it is our privilege and responsibility to provide our students with the tools necessary in order for them to become the best that they can be. The following three district priorities reflect this:


  • Safe, secure, and healthy learning and work environment for all
  • Teaching is relevant, purposeful, and yields the deepest levels of learning for all
  • Connecting to the local and global communities


As a Character Counts! district we encourage our students to follow the six pillars of character each and every day: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. We also believe that it takes all stakeholders (parents, teachers, family, and community members) working together to help meet our district’s common expectation of “Raising up caring, creative and confident children.”


Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. Our first day of school is Tuesday, August 13, 2019.


Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to a great school year.



Brian Hollingshead

Superintendent's Office Staff

Cheri Crook
Executive Administrative Assistant/Office Manager
(559) 685-7212
Michelle Junio
Administrative Assistant
(559) 685-7208