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Brian Beck,Yosemite Unified School District's superintendent.

Yosemite Unified School District Appoints New Superintendent

OAKHURST — The Yosemite Unified School District Board of Trustees is pleased to announce their intention to appoint Brian Beck as superintendent effective July 1, 2022.

Image of the Yosemite Unified School District logo. Mr. Beck’s appointment is subject to contract approval at the June 13, 2022, board meeting. A brief reception will be held at the board meeting to welcome him aboard.

Mr. Beck comes to Yosemite Unified with 29 years of successful experience in San Joaquin Valley school districts.

Image of the Bullard High School logo. He began in Strathmore. He was a high school math teacher, coach, and Vice Principal. He then served in Delano high schools for 10 years first as Assistant Principal, then Principal. He has been with the Fresno Unified School District, the state’s third largest, since 2009 serving as Bullard High Principal, and then the Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Health Services for another 6 years. In his current role as Assistant Superintendent for the Instructional Division, he has been leading the design and implementation of the district’s innovative alternative education programs.

Image of the Fresno State logo.Mr. Beck is a Madera native who attended and graduated from Madera schools before earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Math and a Master of Arts Degree in Education Administration and Supervision from Fresno State. He is married to his wife, Rhonda, with two sons in college.

Mr. Beck states, “I could not be more excited to return to my Madera County roots as well as my small school district roots. I look forward to serving the fantastic students, staff, families, and the entire community of Yosemite Unified in beautiful Badger Country.”

Image of Yosemite Valley at dusk.

“The great rocks of Yosemite, expressing qualities of timeless yet intimate grandeur, are the most compelling formations of their kind. We should not casually pass them by, for they are the very heart of the earth speaking to us.” — Ansel Adams


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