Office of the Superintendent

  • Dear Visalia Unified Community:

    It is a great honor and privilege to serve as the Superintendent of Visalia Unified School District.  Our 3,100 employees are committed to supporting the academic, social, and emotional growth of over 29,000 K-12 students and our adult learners. 

    Visalia Unified is dedicated to creating a caring and supportive environment where students and staff continue to grow each and every day.  We know that when students and staff have positive working relationships, the foundation is built for academic success.  Within a nurturing school and classroom environment, we provide rigorous academic training that emphasizes critical thinking, communication, creativity, collaboration, and civic-mindedness.   Every student needs to feel they have voice and choice in their educational journey so they have opportunity to explore options that will provide them with a life of hope and purpose. 

    I encourage you to talk to your child frequently about their experiences at school and encourage them to take part in music, theater, robotics, athletics, agriculture, and the many other opportunities we have available.  Along with academics, cultural and social experiences are also an important aspect of a student’s educational and personal development. 

    Visalia Unified is dedicated to building and nurturing positive and productive relationships with students and their families, in order for students to have the best educational experiences and reach their maximum potential.  I look forward to meeting many of you during the 2019-2020 school year and supporting the growth of your children and the community we serve. 


    Tamara Ravalín, Ed.D.

    T. Ravalin