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Brian Stephens

Dear TUSD Community,

I am excited with the start of the new school year (August 9) rapidly approaching.  Having our students back on campus fulltime has been the goal of everyone in the district.  As we have throughout the pandemic, TUSD will be following the guidelines of the California Department of Public Health as we move forward.  Recently, the CDPH announced that masks will be a requirement for both students and staff.  While I recognize the discomfort of wearing a mask, our first priority is for the safety and good health of everyone.  If your student is unable to wear a mask for medical reasons, please contact your school site administrator to learn about what options are available for your student.  August 9th will be a big day for everyone in the Tracy community!

The district’s North Elementary School facility project will be completed for the start of the school year.  The new building and modernization in other buildings will welcome students to an amazing learning environment.  I am so grateful to the Tracy community for their past support of school improvement bonds to make these wonderful facilities a possibility.   

These past eighteen months have been challenging for everyone.  There was no book or past experience that educators could draw upon to help us through the pandemic just as there is nothing to guide us out of the pandemic.  There will be issues for us to respond to as students return fulltime to classrooms.  I am confident that working together that we can help our students thrive as they return to our classrooms.  Please do not hesitate to contact your school site administrator should your student have an issue that needs assistance.  I am always available and can be reached at  

Best wishes for a great school year.

Brian Stephens, Ed.D.

Bobbie Etcheverry
Secretary to the Superintendent
209.830.3204 FAX


Dr. Brian Stephens earned his Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership from University of La Verne; his Masters of Arts in Education Administration from Humboldt State University; and earned his Administrative Credential from Humboldt State University and California Teaching Credential in Social Science from Sonoma State University. Dr. Stephens also earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California at Davis.
2014-Present: Superintendent, Tracy Unified School District
2011-2014: Superintendent, Delhi Unified School District
2000-2011: Asst. Superintendent, Northern Humboldt UHSD
1995-2000: Principal, Arcata High School, Northern Humboldt UHSD
1993-1995: Principal, McKinleyville High School, Northern Humboldt UHSD
1991-1993: Asst. Principal, McKinleyville High, Northern Humboldt UHSD
1984-1991: Social Science teacher, McKinleyville High,
                     Northern Humboldt UHSD


District Goals

1.      Prepare all students to be well-rounded individuals with the knowledge and skills to pursue their college and/or career goals.

2.      Hire, support, develop, train, and sustain district employees who create a singleness of purpose focused on maximizing students’ academic, social, and emotional potential.

3.      Apply fiscal, operational and community resources to ensure a safe learning environment that supports staff and student goals.