The PUSD Board agreements about unity of purpose, roles, responsibilities, norms and protocols that enable the governance team to continue to perform its responsibilities in a way that best serves all students are reflected in this Board Governance Handbook.
The overarching goal is to set and adhere to standards and practices that model the eight characteristics of an effective School Board:
- Effective school Boards commit to a vision of high expectations for student achievement and quality instruction and define clear goals toward that vision.
- Effective school Boards have strong shared beliefs and values about what is possible for students and their ability to learn, and of the system and its ability to teach all children at high levels.
- Effective school Boards are accountability driven, spending less time on operational issues and more time focused on policies to improve student achievement.
- Effective school Boards have a collaborative relationship with staff and the community and establish a strong communications structure to inform and engage both internal and external stakeholders in setting and achieving district goals.
- Effective Boards are data savvy; they embrace and monitor data, even when the information is negative, and use it to drive continuous improvement.
- Effective school Boards align and sustain resources, such as professional development, to meet district goals.
- Effective school Boards lead as a united team with the Superintendent, each from their respective roles, with strong collaboration and mutual trust.
- Effective school Boards take part in team development and training, sometimes with their Superintendents, to build shared knowledge, values and commitments for their improvement effort.
Mr. Eric Molina was born in Fresno, California and has lived in Parlier for the last 47 years. He graduated from Parlier High School and attended Fresno Community College. He then attended the CDCR Academy in 1998. He has worked 22 years working for the California Department of Corrections: 7 years as an Officer, 13 years as a Sergeant, and 2 years as a Lieutenant. He is happily married to Victoria and proud father to four girls: Ariel, 26, Alexiz, 21, Naiyah, 10, and Mialah, 5. Ariel is finishing her degree in Criminology at Fresno State and Alexiz is completing her degree in Business. The two younger ones are currently students at Parlier Unified. He is also a proud grandfather to Ammera, 3. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and going to sporting events.
Mr. Molina has volunteered as a coach for Pop Warner, t-ball, and softball, and helped with PTC for the last 26 years. He has served 12 years on the School Site Council as President and also volunteered for the REACH program. He has completed two years on the Parlier Unified School Board: one year as Clerk and one year as Vice President. His term expires 2022.
Mrs. Elizabeth L. Tienda was born in Sanger, California and raised in Parlier. While attending Parlier High School, she also attended Reedley College to gain college units prior to graduating from high school. During high school she held positions in Leadership Club, French Club President, Junior Class President, and ASB President. She graduated from Parlier High School in 2005. After high school she moved to the Fresno/Clovis area to attend CSU, Fresno. She interned fro Parlier Police Department for her undergraduate degree and graduated in 2009 with her Bachelors in Criminology with an emphasis in Corrections and a Drug and Alcohol Certificate. She graduated from National University in 2017 with her Masters in Educational Counseling with her Pupil Personnel Services credential. She has been married to Juan for 13 years and a proud mother to her two kids: Joseph, 10, and Zachary, 6. They have two doggies: Gunner (Golden Retriever) and Ranger (German Shepherd) and one cat: Snowball (rescued feral). She moved to San Luis Obispo, California for one year due to her husband having to relocate for work. They returned to Parlier to be with family. She has lived in Parlier for 30 years out of her 33 years of life. She has worked in education for 10 years: 6 within Parlier Unified in different capacities including teaching. She also coached the Parlier Junior High girls basketball team and took them to League Champions one year. She also volunteered several years for Parlier Police Department's graffiti/community clean up committee. She is currently a PBIS Coordinator (school counselor) and serves as Secretary for the local Rotary Club of Parlier. She has completed two years on the Parlier Unified School Board: one year as Vice President and one year as Clerk. Her term expires 2022.