Superintendent's Message


Dear VVUHSD Students, Staff, and Parents,

I am honored and excited to have been named the new Superintendent of the Victor Valley Union High School District. I want to thank the Board of Trustees for putting their trust and confidence in me to serve more than 11,000 students and 1,000 employees. I am privileged to work and learn alongside our teachers, certificated and classified staff, and management teams. It is our students who give us purpose and drive as we prepare them to fulfill their hopes, dreams, and aspirations.  

I began my career in education as a special education teacher. I’ve spent the last 15 years with the Bonita Unified School District in San Dimas; I served as Bonita’s Senior Director of Special Education, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, and for the last four and a half years, Superintendent.

The staff, parents, and community of VVUHSD are all connected in fulfilling our promise to prepare every student for their future endeavors. I have a people-first philosophy, and I believe in the power of collective interpersonal relationships. We are only as good as the partnerships we intentionally forge. In a school district, all efforts support the teaching and learning process. Regardless of title, we all share this critical responsibility.

I have spent the past two weeks talking to staff and stakeholders. There is little doubt that VVUHSD offers high-quality academic programs, championship athletics, abundant activities for our students, robust career technical education opportunities, and first-class visual and performing arts programs. The pride of VVUHSD is plenty, and I look forward to supporting our students, all of whom have unlimited potential.


Carl J. Coles