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Brian Stephens

Dear TUSD Community,

The impact of Covid-19 on Tracy Unified, our community, state, country and the world was unimaginable two months ago.  Words fail to explain how this pandemic has changed our lives and affect how our students are educated.  I want to thank all of the TUSD employees who have helped to make distance learning possible for our students.

District staff is working on plans for the 2020-21 school year.  The district is considering several options from opening school as scheduled, to delayed starts, to partial days, to having students attend an alternate day schedule.  At this point, we have not received much direction from our state leaders on the opening of school so we are trying to plan for all options.  We are still hiring teachers and filling positions to be ready for the new school year.

I want the Class of 2020 to know that they have been in our thoughts and prayers.  This was not the senior year that they had been expected to experience.  The district is hoping to host an in-person graduation ceremony in August if allowed.  We wish the Class of 2020 the very best as they move forward with their lives.

Starting June 1, TUSD will be accepting applications for the new Independent Study Charter School that will be opening in the new school year.  The program will be for students in Grades 7-12.  Please check out the district’s website for more information.

As the district moves towards a new school year, please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have a question or concern.  As we move through this pandemic, I am confident that Tracy Unified will emerge stronger, more resilient, and ready to provide our students an excellent education.

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.