• Appointment of New Superintendent Tony Rodriguez

    May 25, 2017
    Effective July 1, 2017, Mr. Tony Rodriguez will be serving as the Superintendent of the
    Tulare Joint Union High School District which serves more than 5,400 students and has
    eight schools, including three comprehensive high schools. Current Superintendent Dr.
    Sarah Koligian, will be departing from the district as of June 30, to assume the
    Superintendent position in Folsom-Cordova Unified School District.
    Mr. Rodriguez grew up in the San Joaquin Valley, attending Monache High School in
    Porterville. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Santa Cruz,
    with a major in Mathematics. He earned his postgraduate degree and administrative
    credential at the University of San Francisco with a major in Educational Administration.
    Mr. Tony Rodriguez began his teaching career in 1979, as a math teacher at Quimby Oak
    Middle School in the San Jose Evergreen School District. Mr. Rodriguez then transferred
    to Watsonville High School where he also taught mathematics at all levels. During his
    time at Watsonville High School, Mr. Rodriguez was involved in the school advisory,
    became a mentor teacher, and implemented a Mathematics, Engineering, and Science
    Achievement (MESA) program at the high School. He was named Most Inspirational
    teacher of the year and Santa Cruz County of Education Teacher of the Year. In 1990, Mr.
    Rodriguez decided to return to the Central Valley, acquiring a teaching position at Tulare
    Union High School as a math teacher. Mr. Rodriguez became an administrator at Tulare
    Union High School becoming the Dean of Students. He moved up through the
    administrative ranks to his current position as the Associate Superintendent of Educational
    Services for the Tulare Joint Union High School District.
    Mr. Rodriguez is a graduate of the Association of California School Administrators’
    (ACSA) Superintendent’s Academy, and also the Curriculum and Instruction Academy.
    Mr. Rodriguez is involved in his community by being a member and past president of the
    Kiwanis of Greater Tulare, past member of the Tulare Historical Society, board member to
    the Tulare Youth Service Bureau, and member of the local Hispanic organization of
    His career includes multiple recognitions: ACSA Tulare Charter Administrator of the Year;
    FFA California Star Administrator of the Year; Most Inspirational Teacher of the year,
    Tulare County Office of Education Administrator of the Year finalist, Outstanding
    Hispanic Educator of the Year, and Administrator of the Year by the Tulare County
    Hispanic Leadership Network.
    Mr. Rodriguez and his wife Rosario, a retired teacher, have been married more than 37
    years and have three grown children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family
    and relaxing at home.